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COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first

PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Unemployment checks with an extra $600 could come next week

PHOENIX – Phoenix Zoo announces major staff cuts, Gov. Ducey asks the Trump administration for a disaster declaration and other news from the Grand Canyon State.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.


Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.


Four Corners drought in 2018 was worsened by human-caused climate change, researchers say

PHOENIX – New research says human-induced climate change played a big role in the Four Corners drought of 2017 and 2018, which caused $3 billion in losses and prompted an emergency drought declaration on the Navajo Nation Reservation.


Arizona firms cited for role in hundreds of millions of scam robocalls

WASHINGTON - A federal court Wednesday ordered two Paradise Valley residents to stop operating businesses that prosecutors said were used to funnel hundreds of millions of robocalls per month from overseas scammers.


Once almost a Suns player, Kobe Bryant’s ties to Suns run deep

PHOENIX – Through wins and losses, Kobe Bryant’s impact on Valley is far-reaching.


A rush of blood to the head: How do grasshoppers deal with being upside down?

PHOENIX – Insects spend a lot of time upside-down and sideways, and now scientists have learned more about how their circulatory and respiratory systems handle the pull of gravity in awkward positions.


Arizona inched up among states on rates of women murdered by men

WASHINGTON - For the first time in five years, Arizona was back among the top 10 states for highest rates of women murdered by men in 2017, the most recent year studied by the Violence Policy Center in its annual report.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - Dozens of House Democrats renewed calls Friday for the Defense Department to investigate the legality of President Donald Trump's decision to deploy thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border.


Ants are experts at avoiding traffic jams, researchers find

PHOENIX – The secrets of ant cooperation could help ease congestion on roads and wherever there are dense flows of particles or bits of information.


Star students: ASU team watches as its project is launched into orbit

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - A concussive boom radiated out from the launch pad as nine Arizona State University students watched a rocket carry their "nanosatellite" - and four years of their work - into the sky Saturday on its way to the International Space Station.