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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.


State tops 250,000 COVID-19 cases, 6,000 deaths, renewing safety calls

WASHINGTON - Health officials repeated calls for Arizonans to take commonsense health measures, as the state passed two grim COVID-19 milestones this week, topping 6,000 deaths Tuesday and 250,000 total cases on Wednesday.


With recent victory, Joey Logano focused on NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 in Phoenix

Joey Logano follows the yellow brick road to victory at Kansas Speedway and locks himself into the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway.


Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases resume rise

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cited Arizona early in Thursday's presidential debate, claiming the "very big spike" in COVID-19 cases in the state is "now gone." Except that cases in the state are rising and health officials are urging people not to let down their guard.


State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Just over two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall, what could be a "perfect storm" of illness.


Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.


State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

WASHINGTON - Arizona passed 200,000 COVID-19 cases this week and the death toll from the disease topped 5,000 Saturday, but despite those somber milestones experts said the numbers are all moving in the right direction - for now.


Choir gave Arizona native chance to sing at convention – and much more

WASHINGTON - Phoenix native Holly Binswanger met her husband, Eric, through Commonwealth Youthchoirs, so it was natural the choir director would think of her when looking for voices from all 50 states to sing at the Democratic National Convention this week.


COVID-19 on pace to become third-leading cause of death in state

Six months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona, the disease is on pace to become the third-leading cause of death in the state this year, following only cancer and heart disease, according to state data.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


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.


Navajo COVID curve flattens, but leaders fear post-holiday spike in cases

PHOENIX – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the curve of positive cases on the reservation has begun to flatten, and officials announce another weekend curfew.