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More People In Parks Are Hurting Social Distancing Measures
As restaurants and bars remain shuttered and public health officials discourage group gatherings, Arizonans are flocking to the state’s parks. Now, some of those parks have been jam-packed with people — eliminating any benefit of social distancing. Maricopa County Parks Director R.J. Cardin says park employees will be out to keep the crowds safely distanced — and this may lead to long lines for park visitors.
March 22, 2020
U.S. Attorney For Arizona Vows Crackdown On Coronavirus Scams
In a news release, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey said the chief of a white-collar crimes unit has been tapped to serve as the COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator. Bailey vowed to catch and prosecute anyone illegally leveraging the public health crisis to make a profit.
March 22, 2020
Salt River Reservoir System Is Almost Full
The Salt River reservoir system is nearly at capacity — and that’s before the snow from the most recent storms has had a chance to melt.
March 22, 2020
Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
The Havasupai Tribe has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus, which has not yet spread to the community of 700 that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
March 22, 2020
Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Health officials have confirmed the death of a second person in Arizona from the coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health say the man who died was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.
March 22, 2020
Tucson Police: Man Stole 29 Unused Coronavirus Test Kits
Police in Tucson continue to search for a man who disguised himself before stealing 29 unused coronavirus test kits from a health center. They say the man disguised as delivery driver entered the El Rio Health Center building about 8 p.m. Friday and took the tests as employees were closing for the night.
March 22, 2020
AZ Gets Critical Medical Supplies From National Stockpile
Arizona has received tens of thousands of N95 masks, face shields, gloves, and surgical gowns from a federal stockpile. They will be distributed to individual counties on Monday.
March 21, 2020
McSally And Sinema Set Up Coronavirus Information Sites
Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both set up websites with information for Arizonans affected by the medical, economic and social effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020
Researchers Cautiously Optimistic About Potential Coronavirus Treatment
Researchers think a drug used to treat malaria and the auto-immune disorder lupus shows promise for treating patients with COVID-19 — but more research still needs to be done.
March 21, 2020
Arizonas First Coronavirus-Related Death Was City Of Phoenix Worker
About 200 members of the Arizona National Guard were activated to help with food distribution as daily life becomes increasingly restricted by efforts to contain the coronavirus in the state, where the first death from the disease was reported Friday evening.
March 21, 2020
After Weeks Of Rain, Tonto Creek Still Flooded
The National Weather Service says Tonto Creek will most likely be flooded through the weekend. And with another winter storm on the way, it could be even longer.
March 21, 2020
After Criticizing Gallego, Phoenix Council Shows Solidarity
When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego declared an emergency Tuesday and ordered all bars and restaurants to stop dine-in food services, she used the phrase "great emergency." And that didn’t sit well with many council members.
March 20, 2020
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Loosen Unemployment Benefits Restrictions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday afternoon that loosens restrictions on who can access unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Marine Corps Base Confirms COVID-19 Case
A Marine assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma tested positive for COVID-19. The base was awaiting test results for at least 11 Marines, and an additional 150 had been restricted to the base. The base is enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
March 20, 2020
How Will the Coronavirus Affect Phoenixs Homeless Population?
As the city of Phoenix continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, many of the city’s homeless population are at risk for contracting the virus — and possibly spreading it. So just how prepared is the city to cope with a possible influx of infections in this population?
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Cases On The Navajo Nation Grows To 14
The total number of coronavirus cases within the reservation has grown to 14, officials said late Thursday. A shelter-in-place order has been issued to the Chilchinbeto community in northern Arizona. President Jonathan Nez said the order may be applied to the entire Navajo Nation if reports become widespread.
March 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches
This week, feminist groups in Sonora released a public statement denouncing attacks, threats and intimidation against participants during and after two women’s marches in Hermosillo this year.
March 20, 2020
Winslow Woman Told She Cant Get Tested For Coronavirus
The coronavirus continues to spread across Arizona and the nation, but not everyone who feels sick can get tested. Tera Miller of Winslow is one of these people.
March 20, 2020
Financial Impact To AZ From Border Closure Will Be Severe
The U.S. and Mexico announced the closing of the shared border to shoppers and tourists alike in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The response is intended not to shatter cross-border economies, but experts say the economic impact in Arizona is inescapable.
March 20, 2020

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