DHS tightens vaccination requirements for travelers at border crossings

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend for essential as well as nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border.


With end to Roe possible, thousands brave cold at upbeat March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands in Washington for the 49th March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally that could be closer than ever this year to its goal of having the Supreme Court overturn its 1973 ruling that recognized a right to an abortion.


Capital COVID: State, federal lawmakers face different pandemic rules

WASHINGTON - Despite a positive COVID-19 test, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, still cast votes in Congress by proxy Thursday while quarantined. But state Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Scottsdale, does not have that option, after the Legislature reverted to pre-pandemic rules this session.


An exercise in patience: Fitness industry struggles to adjust as COVID-19 pandemic endures

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic hit many businesses hard and the fitness industry was no exception. Many athletic trainers had to find creative ways to stay afloat.


No time to party: With omicron surging in Arizona, officials stress masks, tests, COVID vaccines

PHOENIX – COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising in Arizona and have not peaked, which makes masks, vaccinations and testing important practices.


Latest surge in COVID-19 cases stressing Arizona health care system

WASHINGTON - Arizona reported 18,783 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the latest in a surge of infections that experts say is stressing a state health care system that is "not well suited" to take on more cases.


Pride of Navajo Nation: Diné College works to rebuild rodeo program amid the pandemic

TSAILE – In the heart of the Navajo Nation lies Diné College, home to a once-prominent rodeo program riddled with issues from COVID. Now the school is trying to return the program to the collegiate rodeo championships.


Pandemic adds pressure on doctors, who already had one of the highest rates of suicide

PHOENIX – Physicians have one of the highest rates of death by suicide, and the pandemic has excerbated the stress on health care workers. Doctors often are hesitant to seek help because of the stigma surrounding mental illness.


Door-to-door campaign helps Guadalupe turn the tide against COVID

GUADALUPE – With the help of Town Council members, tribal leaders, and health care organizations, tiny Guadalupe is driving down COVID-19 cases.


Remote work has potential to boost employment for those with disabilities

PHOENIX – People living with disabilities have some of the highest rates of unemployment. Ability360 has job training programs for those who want to be part of the workforce.