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Tribes say delayed COVID-19 funds hurt coronavirus relief, other efforts

PHOENIX - At a time when some Native American communities continue to struggle with the most basic needs, tribal leaders Wednesday called it "an outrage" that tribes had to wait months for coronavirus relief funds.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


COVID-19 in Arizona: School officials say delay helps, but much still needs to be done

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey this week delayed the start of schools to Aug. 17 in light of COVID-19 infections, but parents and school administrators said that while the delay is welcome they are still scrambling to figure out how to reopen schools safely this fall.

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An ‘emotional,’ financial drain: Gym owners blindsided by Ducey’s order to shut down

PHOENIX – The news that gyms would need to shut down as part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order to slow the spread of the coronavirus has blindsided those who work in the industry.


Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake first MLB player to opt out of season amid pandemic

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.


San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of two lawsuits

PHOENIX – The Sierra Club announced it has joined the Center for Biological Diversity and a number of other conservation groups in two lawsuits to protect the San Pedro River, one of the last undammed rivers in the Southwest.


Arizona lawmakers split on party lines as House passes police reform bill

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House passed a Democrat-backed police reform bill on the one-month anniversary of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.


How safe is fishing during the pandemic? Very, if you follow basic rules

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game & Fish Department has a new video that details safe fishing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.


‘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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Masks during workouts, daily health checks highlight UA’s return to sports in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Director of Athletics David Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S Medical Services addressed the re-entry plan for athletes, Football players will start returning June 15.


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.