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

WASHINGTON - With vaccination efforts in full force, airlines and airports are on their way to bouncing back from a year in which passenger traffic fell as much as 96% because of the pandemic, officials told a Senate panel - but health safety remains a concern.


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

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Nine dogs in Sonora, Mexico have been trained to detect COVID-19. These COVID-sniffing dogs work at mass-testing centers and help provide screenings for asymptomatic patients.


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

PHOENIX – The House Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow businesses to choose whether to follow mask mandates issued by cities and counties.


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

PHOENIX - As rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Mayo Clinic and other organizations are working to get skeptics, including some people of color, on board.


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

ANAHEIM, California – Because of the pandemic, California high school athletes who play multiple sports are facing tough decisions that could affect their chances of college recruitment.


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

PHOENIX – La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any immigrant detention facility in the country.


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

Kids in the juvenile justice system struggle with mental health issues at higher rates, yet they often don’t receive treatment.


Panama confronts human traffickers where a major migration route bottlenecks

Migrants are increasingly paying organized criminal groups to take them through Central America and Mexico and into the U.S. illegally.


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

PHOENIX - More than 440 detainees at the four Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in Arizona have tested positive for COVID-19, and advocates are suing for the releas of detainees, which they insist is "the only appropriate remedy."


On their way north, pregnant migrants brave a harrowing jungle crossing in Panama

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama – Panama has been overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of migrants coming through the Darién jungle that separates it from Colombia – an increasing number of them are pregnant women.


Migrant detention center operators defend response to COVID-19 in facilities

PHOENIX - The head of the private company that runs a migrant detention center in Eloy told a House panel Monday he is "immensely proud" of its operations, even as lawmakers questioned its response to the COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 in Arizona: School officials say delay helps, but much still needs to be done

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey this week delayed the start of schools to Aug. 17 in light of COVID-19 infections, but parents and school administrators said that while the delay is welcome they are still scrambling to figure out how to reopen schools safely this fall.

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