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State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials said the state is already on track to meet President Joe Biden's challenge of allowing all adults to register for COVID-19 vaccinations by May 1.


Navajo health director named to Biden’s advisory board on COVID-19

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has said dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the first orders of business for his administration, and the director of the Navajo Health Department will be there to advise him on it.


Navajo hemp investigation expands to federal marijuana, labor probe

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


‘Coronavirus Chronicles’: Cronkite News special highlights pandemic coverage

The Coronavirus Chronicles takes viewers through several weeks of the biggest coronavirus stories since the outbreak began – while offering an inside look at how the newsroom navigated bringing stories of a worldwide crisis to audiences.


Loosely knit organizations along U.S.-Mexico border support deported vets

TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico – U.S. veterans deported to Mexico find resources with the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, run by Hector Barajas-Varela, who joined the U.S. Army at age 17.


Arizona Supreme Court: Freedom of speech trumps anti-discrimination law

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Supreme Court Monday sided with two Phoenix women who said a city law aimed at preventing discrimination would have forced them to violate their Christian faith by creating custom invitations for same-sex weddings.


Advocates alarmed by reports administration may lower refugee cap again

WASHINGTON - Advocates reacted with alarm Tuesday to published reports that the Trump administration may again cut the number of refugees allowed in to the U.S., a move they said would endanger vulnerable people and tarnish the country's standing.

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Private drone hampers battle against Museum Fire, which now is 12% contained

FLAGSTAFF – Firefighters continue to try and get the more than 1,900 acre Museum Fire north of Flagstaff under control, but drones are making that effort harder.


Monsoon storms help slow Museum Fire, but raise flood concerns

FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning one mile north of Flagstaff is now more than 1,800 acres, but rains Tuesday helped firefighters slow the blaze. With more rain in the forecast, though, the threat of flooding is real.


Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery more than just a shelter for migrant families

TUCSON – The Casa Alitas shelter at the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson provides transportation, medical care and guidance for migrants claiming asylum in the United States.


Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard

PHOENIX – Heard Museum highlights the personal stories of students who attended American Indian boarding schools in new exhibit.