Almost 250,000 people filed new unemployment claims in Arizona over the last three weeks. Near the end of the first week, Gov. Doug Ducey gave an order that people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 would not have to show they’d looked for new work to qualify for help. Days later, through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, Jeanne Apelseth asked why the state’s system still wanted her to list jobs she’d applied for.
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April 7, 2020
Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, employs 60,000 people. On Monday, the agency gave some insight into how many of those employees have been infected by the coronavirus and are now suffering from COVID-19.
Apr. 6, 2020
Navajo officials have ordered a weekend curfew starting Friday night and ending Monday morning to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are 384 cases on the Navajo Nation and 15 confirmed deaths as of Monday.
Apr. 6, 2020
During Pandemic, Activists From Home Protest Femicide
On April, a 13-year-old girl was killed in her home just south of the border in Nogales, Sonora. And despite the coronavirus pandemic, many women are still finding ways to honor the victim and speak out against gender-based violence.
April 7, 2020
Doctors Without Borders Calls On Mexico To Release Detained Migrants
Doctors Without Borders is calling on Mexican authorities to release all migrants in detention centers because of overcrowding and lack of medical care. Detained migrants have also been protesting poor conditions and calling for protection from the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
2nd COVID-19 Case At ICE La Palma Correctional Center
Another immigrant in federal custody in Arizona has now tested positive for COVID-19. An ICE spokeswoman confirmed that a 24-year-old Guatemalan national being held at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy was diagnosed.
April 7, 2020
Study Documents Wildlife Movement Across The Border
An Arizona nonprofit announced a new study last week to document wildlife in the Sky Island region of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico. The studies stem from concerns over new border wall construction.
April 6, 2020
Mexican Presidents Pandemic Economic Plan Faces Criticisms
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his economic plan to face the coronavirus pandemic. He says the plan focuses on helping the poor while avoiding the flaws of neoliberal capitalism, but workers and business groups are concerned.
April 6, 2020