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Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships and policy changes.


COVID-19 death toll in Arizona expected to top 20,000 this week

WASHINGTON - Arizona is on pace to reach 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, according to state data, as the disease that seemed to be waning just months ago has come roaring back with a new variant and new battles on safety protocols.


Traveling NFL fans won’t let COVID-19 stop them from getting to the games

LOS ANGELES – As the NFL welcomes fans, differing COVID-19 policies have some confused. Fan groups are back in action this season and plan on traveling, regardless of the pandemic.


Suns’ naming rights deal with Footprint provides chance to increase fans’ environmental awareness

PHOENIX - The Suns’ naming rights agreement with Footprint is the most recent of several deals between sports franchises and sustainability-focused companies. It provides a unique opportunity to encourage environmentally friendly behavior among fans.


Art installation honors thousands of Arizonans who’ve died of COVID-19

TEMPE – Two memorials displayed at the Arizona Heritage Center honor the 511,000 COVID-19 deaths across the nation.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance

LOS ANGELES – Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance


Blue wave in the Grand Canyon State: Biden, Kelly projected winners as Arizona takes center stage in 2020

PHOENIX – Amid a pandemic that changed the way Americans live and vote, Joe Biden was called the winner over Donald Trump in Arizona, leading a blue wave that flipped the longtime Republic stronghold to a Democratic presidential candidate for only the second time since 1952.


Latinos criticize lack of prominent roles at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."


Arizonans share health care struggles in Democratic convention speeches

When Kristin Urquiza wrote her dad's obit after his COVID-19 death, the Democratic National Convention was last thing on her mind. But Urquiza was there this week, with fellow Arizonan Jeff Jeans, to speak to the convention about health care concerns.


Heat-relief providers face two battles: Arizona summer and COVID-19

PHOENIX – Efforts to provide hydration, cooling and temporary shelter to needy populations now must also balance the health and safety of their workers and guests, as CDC guidelines restrict their capacity and increase the need for donations.


Cultural barriers challenge Native Americans seeking cancer treatment

PHOENIX – Kristine Rhodes was diagnosed with noninvasive cervical cancer at 19, which led to a year of treatment – and another battle: facing the stigma of cancer in Native American communities. Despite some strides in improving health care and treatment in Indian Country, persistent cultural barriers can prevent patients from getting treatment.