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Proposition 207: What happens before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Arizona?

PHOENIX – Legalization of marijuana use will bring new business to existing dispensaries, add opportunities for marjiuana growers and lead to moves to expunge criminal records.


How Arizona universities are riding the waves of COVID-19

PHOENIX – ASU, NAU and UArizona grapple with the coronavirus with similar but separate approaches to COVID-19 to tests, teaching and telling the public what they’re doing.


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

WASHINGTON - The recent surge in COVID-19 cases could push hospital staff and hospital bed capacity to the limit in coming weeks, particularly if people are not careful over Thanksgiving, an Arizona hospital official said Tuesday.


Rarefied air: collegiate runners flock to Flagstaff to train

Collegiate runners from around the country are drawn to Flagstaff, Arizona to train at high elevation while attending classes remotely.


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

WASHINGTON - Democratic mayors from around the state urged Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday to impose a statewide mask mandate, as COVID-19 cases surged past 4,000 for a second straight day and state hospitals neared capacity in their intensive care units.


Flagstaff’s Snowbowl Ski Resort ready to open with COVID-19 restrictions

Even with COVID-19 restrictions, Flagstaff’s Snowbowl Ski Resort is set to open.


Community health centers struggle to serve and survive during pandemic

PHOENIX – Community health centers are a vital part of the nation’s health care system, helping 29 million people in medically underserved communities regardless of their ability to pay. But COVID-19 has hit these clinics hard, and some are struggling to survive.


In emotional Senate farewell, McSally thanks voters, wishes Kelly well

WASHINGTON - A sometimes emotional Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, gave her farewell address on the Senate floor Wednesday, saying that "serving and fighting for Arizona as a U.S. senator has been the opportunity of a lifetime."


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

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, addressed concerns about holiday travel and assisting those most affected by the pandemic.


New Mexico State basketball relocates to Phoenix for 5 weeks because of COVID-19

The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is moving to Phoenix due to COVID regulations in their state.


From chasing to racing: Former ASU defensive end Mills finds thrills as NASCAR jackman

PHOENIX - Kellen Mills excelled as a walk-on defensive end for Arizona State and is now responsible for a complete culture change at Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR.


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

PHOENIX – The coronavirus pandemic has upended children’s lives and, for some, harmed their mental health. Researchers and social workers say that Latino children are especially vulnerable to suffering poor mental health during COVID, and the ramifications could be long-lasting.