Red tape and the ‘mask god’: Group looks back on successful PPE drive

Arizona’s first excessive heat watch of 2021 issued, and where to find help

How will youth sports leagues, parents react now that COVID-19 vaccine available for adolescents?

Tucson halts operations at water plant threatened by toxic chemical

Vaccination rates drop, but officials still hopeful state can hit goal

Phoenix nonprofit gets vaccines to those experiencing homelessness

Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again

Worsening drought in the West weighs on farmers’ mental health

A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

Celebrate holiday with a healthy dose of caution – emphasis on healthy

On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising fans welcome ability to connect with others

Affordable Care Act sign-ups continued surge in Arizona, U.S. in April

Filipinos make up 30% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses in U.S., study says

Safer shopping: Scottsdale mother invents recyclable shopping cart liner

Faith, fitness, furtherance: Arizonans find resources for positive change amid COVID-19 pandemic

Initial response strong to special Affordable Care Act open enrollment

A Community’s Response: Reflections from the White Mountain Apache Tribe a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

With drug overdoses rising, leaders take action

Arizonans with disabilities get COVID vaccinations, thanks to group effort

Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

Downward facing … poultry? Chicken yoga is newest animal therapy trend

EASE up: New ASU program supports engineering students with autism

Mesa school district to phase out mask policy, others keeping theirs

‘A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

Alcohol use among older adults increased during pandemic

As air travel increases, so do concerns about COVID-19 safety measures

Are we ‘normal’ again? Answers to 13 questions on changes in COVID-19 protocols

State school officials rebuff Ducey’s decision to lift mask mandate

ASU professor uses art to educate Latinx community about COVID

Vans hit the road to administer free COVID tests in Phoenix’s underserved communities

Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

Christ: Slight bump in COVID-19 numbers cause for concern, not alarm

Wear your mask despite governor’s order, COVID researchers advise

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‘Therapy is for white people’: Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

New restrictions on sex education advance to House

Indoor drive-thru vaccination site opens at warehouse in Mesa

How Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe has kept COVID-19 out of its community

Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

Arizona adds its own variant to the growing list of COVID-19 mutations

‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge COVID-19 caution

TGen is testing cats and dogs in Arizona for COVID-19

Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

Arizona highway deaths rose during pandemic, as driving was declining

Group steps up to get supplies to Navajo veterans during pandemic

Ducey orders Arizona businesses to reopen, calls for end of local mask mandates

Arizona vaccination slots fill up within minutes; more appointments available Friday

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

State to offer COVID-19 vaccine to those 16 and up starting this week

School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes

Thrift shops and sustainable fashion outlets thrive during the pandemic

Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

Phoenix among U.S. sites for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on kids

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Health clinic for the uninsured faces more challenges during pandemic

Sharpen your pencils: Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Kiowa elder bonds with 10-year-old actress on ‘News of the World’ movie set

As U.S. tourists head south to escape the pandemic, Mexican travelers head north

It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

House gives final OK to relief bill that will send billions to Arizona

Detector dogs trained to sniff out COVID-19 in Sonora, Mexico

From food robots to an app for loneliness, COVID drives technological research

New health care partnership will help the underserved in Maricopa County

Officials grill water utility over response to earlier Luke AFB spill

Ducey orders schools to offer in-person classes; ASU expert urges caution about lifting mask rules

Art installation honors thousands of Arizonans who’ve died of COVID-19

Inhaled smoke could raise risks of COVID-19 for firefighters, expert warns

Arizona Department of Corrections fined $1.1 million for neglecting health care benchmarks

Despite grim milestones, experts say state has turned corner on COVID-19

Residents near Luke AFB offered bottled water after chemicals detected

For LGBTQ seniors, COVID-19 worsens an epidemic of loneliness

‘The balance of risk has shifted’: Cancer screenings plunge during pandemic

Vaccinated seniors set sights on travel and reunions with family and friends

Sedentary and stressed? Get outside to improve health during COVID, experts advise

Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

COVID vaccines and supplies delayed by severe weather across most of the U.S.

Doctors call for action to eliminate vitamin D deficiencies to help fight COVID

Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

Experts: New enrollment for Obamacare could be ‘really good’ for state

Arizona primary care physicians want to help seniors struggling to register for vaccination online

State delivers 1 million COVID-19 shots, but work is just beginning

Registering for COVID-19 vaccinations frustrates Arizona seniors

Optimism grows as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up, cases fall, but experts warn against complacency

Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment across Arizona

Biden holds up Arizona’s mass vaccination sites as a model for nation

Arizona gets grades from failing to ‘OK-ish’ for anti-tobacco efforts

Pandemic exposed social inequities, created backlogs of care, Mayo specialists say

How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race

Overcoming vaccine doubts, fears requires outreach and education, experts say

Health officials keep close eye as COVID-19 variants found in Arizona

Vaccine site opens at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, making it Arizona’s second

Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

The deadliest year: Overall death toll grew by 25% in Arizona in 2020

Expert: COVID-19 cases may have leveled off after deadly winter surge

Federal committee recommends more research, care for patients with sickle cell

A year after first case in Arizona, COVID-19 is now a leading killer

Medical schools face calls for more change as states declare racism a threat to public health

As Americans roll up their sleeves, here’s how three COVID-19 vaccines compare

Flurry of Biden orders on COVID-19 raise some doubts, but more hopes

Health officials ramp up COVID-19 vaccines with new sites, eligibility

Arizona attempts unprecedented mass vaccination as COVID-19 surges

For the love of animals: High suicide rates reflect the many stresses of veterinarians

Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

Research finds COVID may worsen symptoms of those with Tourette’s

Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

California to phase out Division of Juvenile Justice, creating an opportunity for substantial reform

Digitized health records, safety apps could be game-changer for athletes at every level

As pandemic surges, officials call COVID-19 fatigue real and dangerous

Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

ACA enrollment uptick a ‘pleasant surprise’ after years of declines

With focus on COVID-19, experts fear opioid crisis may worsen unseen

‘I wanted to do more than hold a sign’: Street medic crew forms out of Black Lives Matter protests

A mother’s journey: How one Arizona woman navigated domestic violence amid a pandemic

Transgender patients face uphill battle for care amid discrimination, doctor shortage

House calls: Arizona lawmakers land in COVID-19 quarantine more often

Struggles of Cave Creek district are emblematic of Arizona schools during COVID-19

Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities

Holiday punch: COVID-19 worries mean no holiday party for most offices

First COVID-19 vaccines, vaccinations expected in Arizona by Dec. 15

Home on the road: COVID-19 closures mean Lakers fans will travel to see the champs play

Once used to track foodborne illnesses, UArizona team now traces COVID contacts

Navajo warn hospitals at ‘breaking point’ in worsening COVID-19 surge

Superspreaders, clusters and dead ends: Research reveals more about how coronavirus spreads

Gilbert’s Made With Love Market reopens, brings together small business owners

Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limits, as models foresee swamped hospitals

Mesa teachers union urges district to halt in-person classes

State posts new COVID-19 case record, as possible holiday surge looms

52% of young adults now live at home – the highest rate in 80 years

Navajo health director named to Biden’s advisory board on COVID-19

1 in 10 Maricopa County residents have likely had COVID-19, new study finds

How Arizona universities are riding the waves of COVID-19

COVID-19 cases could push hospital beds, staff to limit, official says

Inequality in dermatology brings misdiagnoses for patients of color

Holiday travel down this year, but millions still hit roads, airports

Lost on the front lines: Health care workers in Southwest who died fighting COVID-19

Mayors again call for statewide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge

California high school athletes travel to Arizona to keep playing through COVID-19

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Schools welcome state mandate for masks in classrooms, buses, events

Community health centers struggle to serve and survive during pandemic

Ducey acts to reduce COVID risks from Thanksgiving travelers and winter visitors

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Arizona comes up short on report on lung cancer screening, treatment

‘This is trauma’: Some Latino children face mental health struggles during pandemic

‘Disruptive and cruel’: Native Americans worry as Supreme Court weighs repeal of health care act

Pick one: California multisport athletes forced to choose, putting college recruitment at risk

COVID-19 vaccine test subjects weighed risks, rolled up their sleeves

Field of flags tries to make sense of staggering COVID-19 death toll

New field, new challenges await Sun Devils after delay of women’s soccer season

Pandemic shines light on complex coexistence of modern times, traditional ways on Navajo Nation

Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say

Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

Each Election Day, voters with disabilities combat barriers to cast ballots

Churches adjust to COVID-19 restrictions in Southwest, many pray to reopen in California

State tops 250,000 COVID-19 cases, 6,000 deaths, renewing safety calls

Officials: COVID-19 keeps coming for Arizona, and the death toll could be ‘staggering’

Halloween nightmare: Two Cardinals test positive for COVID-19

As corporate America responds to racism, some firms vow to address health disparities

‘It’s surreal’: Lucky Cardinals fans keep their Red Sea distance, see game of season

Ducey defends shift in guidelines for return to virtual schooling

As COVID-19 cases surge anew, some towns lift mask mandates

Los Angeles just won NBA, MLB crowns, but COVID-19 has parades on hold

The problem with plastics: Production outpacing efforts to keep it out of rivers, oceans

Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases resume rise

Black advocates spotlight uneven rates of food allergies in children

Data on COVID-19’s impact on schools is available from Maricopa County

COVID-19 cases surging toward 1,000 a day, ASU expert warns

Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

Pandemic puts NHL scouts in ‘adapt or die’ situation

Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

Rising COVID cases leave Arizona ‘headed toward exponential growth,’ expert warns

Fire officials claim success in fighting COVID-19 while fighting fires

Advocates worry ‘food insecurity’ gains could be upended by COVID-19

CDC: Masks, business limits helped curb spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

Gyms have reopened in Arizona while California gyms are suing to do the same

Pence draws contrasts between Biden, Trump at campaign event in Peoria

Arizona’s Sumlin asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, urges players to remain diligent

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

Sen. McSally, Mark Kelly clash over issues ranging from COVID-19 to border security in Senate debate

Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

UArizona and partners work to increase colorectal cancer screenings among American Indians

Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

Hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness still debated after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

Chaparral, Saguaro football game canceled after player tests positive for COVID-19

Attending a high school football game? Here’s what you need to know in COVID-19 era

Arizona’s lack of mental health care providers comes into focus as COVID-19 increases depression, anxiety

Hopi leader: Congress must act to save ‘life changing’ diabetes program

Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

‘A lot of differences’: Experts address health disparities among Asian American subgroups

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey says state will remain open, prepare for fall

‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

Census: Number of Arizonans without health insurance rose again in 2019

‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities by encouraging Native mothers to breastfeed

Pac-12 must satisfy six states before kicking off football season

‘That was my identity’: COVID-19 pandemic costing stadium workers their jobs

AIA updates key COVID-19 metric, opens door for more teams to play

As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

Retired doctor walking to all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks for patient safety

Black and brown people at a crossroads as COVID-19 vaccine trials seek participants

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Long shots: If COVID-19 vaccine comes, Arizonans may not line up to get it

Ivanka Trump stumps for father, attends business roundup hosted by Ducey

ASU researchers developing coronavirus test that could get results in 10 minutes

State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Rising together: Phoenix FC welcomes fans back amid COVID-19 pandemic

As smoke chokes the West, California governor says fires show reality of climate change

Chadwick Boseman’s death reveals cancer disparities in the Black community

ASU President Crow vows to release cumulative COVID-19 testing data

Nearly 1,000 fans OK’d to attend Phoenix Rising match at Casino Arizona Field

COVID-19 cases on reservation at lowest point since May, but Navajos urged to remain vigilant

Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

Sky Harbor scrubs airport as fliers take off for Labor Day weekend

Arizona suspends sports following COVID-19 spike; ASU says ‘no’ to releasing athlete data

Nearly three-quarters of youth behind bars suffer from mental health issues

Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

ASU President Crow voices confidence in COVID-19 efforts, school prepared to go remote if necessary

Daily COVID-19 testing could help Pac-12 return to play earlier than expected

Are you ready for some football? AIA gives OK to start fall sports

Experts fear pandemic could spur dramatic spike in homelessness

Officials take steps to head off flu, as state continues COVID-19 fight

Suicide may run in the family. A closer look at genetic risk.

State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

‘Groundhog Day’: Coyotes’ mental fortitude tested inside Edmonton bubble

‘Hit twice as hard’: Children with disabilities face onslaught of challenges

Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

Homeless workers face heightened risks in the pandemic

Months later, communities still await federal aid for the homeless

COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

Arizonans share health care struggles in Democratic convention speeches

Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

Miss Navajo Nation is a ‘glimmer of hope’ for community during pandemic

‘It just feels like they’re forgotten’: Navajo women mobilize to protect elders from COVID-19

Given history of discrimination, can community help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?

Pac-12 postpones all sports to 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns

The basketball is in overseas court for former ASU player Eric Jacobsen

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Keeping the culture alive’: Native dance goes digital during pandemic

As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

Crimes in Tucson, Phoenix fell in second quarter, as COVID-19 took hold

COVID-19 threatens migrant, officer safety at cramped ICE detention centers

Many Navajos face pandemic without running water, tribal members urged to ‘lift each other up’

Western states look to sewers to track next coronavirus outbreak

Food insecurity amid COVID-19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

COVID-19 on pace to become third-leading cause of death in state

Head games: Former volleyball player believes concussions led to mental health issues

Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand

ASU confirms students will return to campus in fall, anonymous account demands right to party

Coronavirus sports roundup: No fans allowed for next 3 Rising home games

30 years on, ADA changes minds along with limitations for Arizonans

Volunteers wanted for vaccine trials held in Tucson

Coronavirus sports roundup: ASU swimming’s decision to redshirt could have ripple effect

Testing increases, demand and result times inconsistent

Unhappy hour: Bar owners sue, call Ducey closure order unconstitutional

Coronavirus sports roundup: AIA moves forward with fall plan; Rising FC concerned with field conditions

Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate

Coronavirus sports roundup: Mercury honor Breonna Taylor; fake fans to highlight games at Chase Field

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

Coronavirus sports roundup: COVID-19 hits Suns’ Aron Baynes hard

Navajo leaders consider phased reopening as soon as next week

Coronavirus sports roundup: Cuomo’s ‘no fans’ announcement eye-opening for Arizona collegiate programs

Coronavirus sports roundup: Diamondbacks experience baseball with cardboard cutouts, fake crowd noise

147 deaths Saturday set single-day record

COVID-19 in Arizona: White House report names state one of 18 COVID-19 ‘red zones’

Coronavirus sports roundup: Suns energized; Coyotes await games with no fans

Mi Familia Vota urges Hispanics to vote by mail or take health precautions at polls

‘They’re scared’: A look inside the COVID-19 crisis in Arizona prisons

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends eviction moratorium until Oct. 31

Coronavirus sports roundup: NFLPA ranks Arizona as No. 2 hotspot; Spencer Rattler-led Sooners healthy

Improperly disposed of PPE raises environmental concerns

As deadline looms, Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans

COVID-19 in Arizona: Expert paints mixed picture of virus situation in state

Coronavirus sports roundup: California shutdown limits Rising FC’s dining options, Suns’ Johnson beefs up

As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’

Good roads, bad drivers: Arizona interstates deadliest in nation, report says

Despite widespread criticism, Mercury players adjusting to life in WNBA bubble

Rise in homelessness feared after eviction moratorium ends

Coronavirus sports roundup: Cardinals’ season ticket holders await news, JC baseball players react

COVID-19 in Arizona: Boutique fitness studios fight to stay open despite executive order

Coronavirus sports roundup: Booker misses his dog, Ray a workhorse, Bidwill out of hospital

How Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic unfolded: A timeline

Smoking could worsen progression of COVID-19, research finds

COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors urge Ducey to impose statewide restrictions

Coronavirus sports roundup: Pac-12 opts for conference-only games, ASU won’t release test results

‘We have to do something’: Inmate’s brother seeks his release to escape COVID-19 behind bars

Biggs joins White House push to reopen schools; educators push back

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stays the course despite intense criticism he hasn’t done enough

Coronavirus sports roundup: Pandemic inspires Cardinals kicker Gonzalez to take action

Pandemic’s isolation, economic strain increase mental health concerns for LGBTQ youth

Arizona advocates fear fallout from Supreme Court’s contraception care ruling

COVID-19 in Arizona: State leads U.S. in growth of new cases, analysis says

White House calls for quick return to school; some Arizona parents, educators balk

COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

COVID-19 in Arizona: State surpasses 100,000 cases

Turf wars: Despite its benefits, artificial grass still raises questions about injuries to athletes

Mutual aid groups band together to help those in need during COVID-19

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