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COVID-19 in Arizona: State leads U.S. in growth of new cases, analysis says

PHOENIX – Doctors and health experts worry about the future of Arizona under COVID-19.


Arizona jobless rate drops sharply, but still at twice pre-COVID levels

WASHINGTON - Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Immigration advocates criticize Trump’s new visa restrictions

PHOENIX – President Trump extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year.


COVID-19 is creating communication barriers for the deaf community

PHOENIX – People who are deaf or hard of hearing have special difficulties when it comes to communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as masks that prevent “face reading.”


Arizona Smash community faces challenge during pandemic

PHOENIX – Super Smash Bros. eSports tournaments in Arizona are on hold. That changes a gaming experience and community meant to be savored in person.


‘I can breathe again’: DACA recipients, experts react to Supreme Court ruling

PHOENIX - Advocates and DACA recipients celebrated the Supreme Court ruling Thursday that upheld the deferred deprotation program the Trump administration tried to end. But how long that celebration will last is unclear, as the court said the administration still has the authority to end DACA.

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COVID-19 in Arizona: Case numbers break daily record set four days earlier

PHOENIX – As Arizona faces thousands of new cases over the past week, experts blame an increase in public outings and raise fears of more hospitalizations.


Arizona lawmakers see Trump pledge to deploy troops as a promise – or a threat

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump's pledge to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to put down protests was seen as either a promise or a threat, depending on which Arizona lawmaker was reacting to his comments.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Despite slight dip, Phoenix still ranks high for solar power in cities

PHOENIX - Phoenix dipped slightly in a national ranking of solar power capacity, even as the total amount of power generated and the power per person increased from last year, according to a national report released Wednesday.


Pac-12 OKs in-person workouts, tries to solve puzzle of COVID-19 state rules

PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.


As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

Memorial Day weekend crowds that one official said were "off the charts" at Arizona vacation spots have health experts worried that tourist behavior could lead to an increase of COVID-19 of cases.