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Migrant detention center operators defend response to COVID-19 in facilities

PHOENIX - The head of the private company that runs a migrant detention center in Eloy told a House panel Monday he is "immensely proud" of its operations, even as lawmakers questioned its response to the COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Boutique fitness studios fight to stay open despite executive order

PHOENIX – Hospitals see a rise in use of ICU beds and ventilators; the death toll reaches 2,245; senior citizens seek pen pals; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Booker misses his dog, Ray a workhorse, Bidwill out of hospital

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns adjust to life in the bubble. Some Diamondbacks players stayed in Arizona during break. Michael Bidwill released from hospital.


How Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic unfolded: A timeline

Cronkite News compiled responses and efforts from Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.


Smoking could worsen progression of COVID-19, research finds

PHOENIX – A recent analysis by the University of California, San Francisco finds the progression of COVID-19 is far worse in smokers and former smokers. The advice of health experts? Quit.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors urge Ducey to impose statewide restrictions

TUCSON - A day after he imposed new restrictions to curb the steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey was still coming under fire Friday for not doing enough, with a group of mayors, among others, calling for stricter and statewide action.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Pac-12 opts for conference-only games, ASU won’t release test results

PHOENIX – The Pac-12 is expected to announce a conference-only schedule. Meanwhile, Arizona State opts not to release COVID-19 test results.


Ducey’s order delaying school start has one lawmaker questioning his authority

PHOENIX – The start of in-person classes for Arizona public schools has been delayed by the governor, not the Legislature.


‘We have to do something’: Inmate’s brother seeks his release to escape COVID-19 behind bars

PHOENIX – The Navajo County Jail in Holbrook is one of many national detention centers under fire for treatment of patients before a COVID-19 outbreak. Two brothers tell COVID-19 horror stories behind bars, while a third fights for their rights, possibly their lives.


Biggs joins White House push to reopen schools; educators push back

PHOENIX - Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs led a group of Republican lawmakers to demand that schools reopen as usual in the fall, the latest salvo in a days-long Trump administration campaing on the issue - a move that educators overwhelmingly oppose without proper COVID-19 safeguards in place.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stays the course despite intense criticism he hasn’t done enough

PHOENIX – From presidential hopeful Joe Biden to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Ducey has faced stark opposition to his choice to refrain from imposing statewide safety measures to combat COVID-19.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Pandemic inspires Cardinals kicker Gonzalez to take action

PHOENIX – COVID-19 has put live sports on pause and has affected players and conferences to adapt to the new norm.