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

PHOENIX – Lack of European tourists will hit the tourism industry, White Mountain Apache Tribe gets federal aid, and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Arizona activists share favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, explain why his words still resonate

Activists in Arizona describe how their favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes apply to the fight to end racial injustice and police brutality.


Bombs bursting online: Towns work to balance fireworks, COVID-19 safety

PHOENIX - This Fourth will be a first for many in Arizona: The first time fireworks are replaced by sparklers, or are a drive-through or online event, or are watched in masks at a healthy distance. While planners juggle festivities with COVID-19 health concerns, they insist the celebrations will go on.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.


The new FPS ‘Valorant’ is a big esports hit in Arizona schools

PHOENIX - The new FPS “Valorant” from Riot Games has made a big splash among the esports scene in Arizona. Members of collegiate esports organizations in Arizona discuss their thoughts on the game so far.


Responding to surge, Ducey orders bars, theaters closed, delays school reopening

Movie theaters, bars, water parks and other places where large crowds can gather were ordered to close in response to troubling growth of illness and reports of crowds at river-tubing and outdoor recreation areas in Arizona this past weekend.


Court affirms ruling that Pentagon funding of border wall is ‘unlawful’

PHOENIX - Just days after President Donald Trump was in Yuma to praise construction of the border wall last week, a federal court reaffirmed its ruling that the administration's method of funding that construction was "unlawful."


Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake first MLB player to opt out of season amid pandemic

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.


Chinese international students face COVID-19 dilemma: Stay put or spend big bucks to go home

PHOENIX – China has more international students studying in the U.S. than any other country, but COVID-19 has presented them with a dilemma: Stay and face losing their visas, or spend thousands to get home.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Clubs close after citations, push back on Ducey’s call-out of ‘bad actors’

PHOENIX - Members of Diamondbacks organization test positive, Rep. Stanton criticizes Maricopa County for lack of contact tracing and more headlines from the Grand Canyon State.


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of two lawsuits

PHOENIX – The Sierra Club announced it has joined the Center for Biological Diversity and a number of other conservation groups in two lawsuits to protect the San Pedro River, one of the last undammed rivers in the Southwest.