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COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.


Responding to surge, Ducey orders bars, theaters closed, delays school reopening

Movie theaters, bars, water parks and other places where large crowds can gather were ordered to close in response to troubling growth of illness and reports of crowds at river-tubing and outdoor recreation areas in Arizona this past weekend.


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 79 deaths sets record for single-day reporting

Hospital beds approach capacity as federal officials warn Arizona’s surge must be contained in the coming weeks.


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.


Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them

Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but they point to a very new, and very specific challenge this year - COVID-19, which has hit tribes hard while keeping enumerators out of the field..


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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Some restaurants close again, masks in public remain optional despite rise in cases

PHOENIX – Despite a steady rise in cases and several business closures due to the pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey has not required Arizonans to wear masks in public.


No reason to ‘make anybody uncomfortable’: NASCAR’s Bowman supports Confederate flag ban

PHOENIX – NASCAR drivers such as Alex Bowman and Bubba Wallace react to the banning of Confederate flags at all future NASCAR events


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders lay out plan to spend relief funds, shield elderly from ‘this monster’

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona hits its highest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases to date, 1,070 Arizonans now have died of the disease, first responders are tested in Flagstaff and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo Nation cancels July 4 celebrations, ends weekend curfew

PHOENIX – Arizona’s number of positive cases continues to grow, schools scramble to prepare for the coming year and other stories from around the Grand Canyon State.


Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX - Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or park visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.