Health

Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was met by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the final stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat.


Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

GLENDALE – Arizona firefighters have to fight post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma in addition to flames. A counselor and peer support training help six metro Phoenix fire departments.


Pandemic puts NHL scouts in ‘adapt or die’ situation

PHOENIX – Scouting has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic picked up steam in mid-March, forcing hockey talent evaluators to embrace new approaches when assessing NHL prospects.


Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.


Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

WASHINGTON - Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.


Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

LOS ANGELES – Napa Valley wineries have combated smoke taint, coronavirus restrictions and wildfire destruction in 2020, requiring experts to look at the future of wine and the impacts of climate change.


Rising COVID cases leave Arizona ‘headed toward exponential growth,’ expert warns

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, one health expert is warning of a repeat of big spikes and calling for more personal responsibility to reduce the trend.


Fire officials claim success in fighting COVID-19 while fighting fires

WASHINGTON - Battling wildfires while battling the COVID-19 pandemic "definitely added a new challenge" for Arizona fire officials this year, but it's a challenge many say they have met.


Advocates worry ‘food insecurity’ gains could be upended by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Advocates fear that years of steady improvements in the level of "food insecurity" among Arizona children could be reversed this year by the economic toll of COVID-19, a shift that could have long-lasting effects.


CDC: Masks, business limits helped curb spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Friday credited mask mandates and business restrictions for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, reversing an early summer spike blamed on an early easing of restrictions.


Gyms have reopened in Arizona while California gyms are suing to do the same

The California Fitness Association is filing suit against California in an effort to reopen gyms and facilities throughout the state that were closed because of COVID-19.


Pence draws contrasts between Biden, Trump at campaign event in Peoria

PEORIA – Mike Pence campaigned Thursday at TYR Tactical in Peoria, which makes protective vests for military and police, drawing stark contrasts between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.