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Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on

PHOENIX – As coronavirus ravages the Navajo Nation and other Native American communities, experts are worried about the effects on mental health, and they’re going online to address those concerns.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


Survey: Latino families, businesses say they were left out by CARES Act

PHOENIX - About half of low-income Latino households and just as many Latino-owned businesses said they have not received any support from the massive COVID-19 relief bills, according to a nationwide poll released Wednesday.


DACA recipients still can renew despite closure of citizenship offices nationwide

PHOENIX – Days after closing down all of it's offices, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a statement saying the agency would reuse previously submitted biometric data to process certain work authorization applications, including those Dreamers need as part of their renewal process.

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Judges call for all immigration courts to close in wake of coronavirus

PHOENIX – Several judges and court staff members are calling on the Department of Justice to close all U.S. immigration courts temporarily to protect themselves and migrants from the novel coronavirus.


Phoenix, Gilbert restrict some activities, but most Arizona parks and trails remain open

PHOENIX – Arizona parks and recreation services are faced with the decision of whether to keep them open or close them down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. So far, most have kept hiking trails open, although some services are curtailed and traffic is being regulated.


Federal government keeps immigration courts open despite coronavirus risks

PHOENIX – With several immigration courts still open across the country, the idea of courthouses acting as incubators and disseminators of the virus remains a concern.


In early battleground states, Bloomberg’s partner addresses old allegations of harassment

PHOENIX – As Michael Bloomberg faces renewed attention to allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, his longtime partner, Diana Taylor, was defending him in Arizona.


Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.


DACA activists vow to keep up the fight as Supreme Court weighs program’s fate

PHOENIX – Arizona DACA recipients wavered between expectation and resignation Tuesday while the Supreme Court considered the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, a 2012 presidential order that protects 660,000 people from deportation across the country.


Falling foot traffic across border worries businesses, state officials

NOGALES, Ariz. - Business owners in Nogales worry that long wait times at the border are driving down the number of pedestrians who cross to shop in Arizona, a drop that state officials worry could be felt throughout Arizona's economy if crossing times don't improve.


Boo and brrr: A chilly Halloween in store for Arizona this year

PHOENIX – The lowest temperatures so far this season will set in for Halloween across the state, along with continued breezes across northern Arizona for the entire week.