Health

As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has eased some long-standing restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks keep up with demand, as infection concerns and COVID-19 stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.


Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

PHOENIX – When Stormie Perdash was asked to help make face masks for those living on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, she had no idea how big a project it would become. Perdash, who serves as Miss Shoshone-Bannock, is shipping masks across the U.S.


4 inmate deaths from COVID-19 possible; critics assail prisons’ response

WASHINGTON - As many as four inmates may have died from COVID-19, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, which critics charge is not doing enough to protect prisoners and guards from infection in the tight quarters of a prison.

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COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey faces pushback from religious groups and state attorney general

PHOENIX – Third prisoner dies in Arizona prisons, counterfeit cleaning materials seized and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Trump to visit Phoenix mask maker during Ducey stay-home order

ACLU protest for prisoner rights, ASU to resume in-person classes in fall and other headlines from the Grand Canyon State.


Nonprofit, 5 Arizona companies give back to first responders

As COVID-19 sweeps Arizona several companies are redirecting their businesses to meet the demands of first responders.


COVID-19 in Arizona: State stay-at-home order extended to May 15

Navajo Nation distributes aid as state death toll tops 300, Arizona corrections officers threaten to walk out, city officials warn it could take Phoenix six years to recover jobs lost in the past six weeks, and other news from the Grand Canyon State.


Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

PHOENIX – Congress announces small business funding through CARES Act Training, the first prison death from COVID-19, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: ‘Testing blitz’ announced to check 60,000 more Arizonans

PHOENIX – Local first responders now have access to antibody testing, COVID-19 is permanently shuttering local businesses, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


8 ways to teach kids to manage money as coronavirus keeps families at home

Teaching children to develop a work ethic, be responsible and share with others is an important part of parenting. A co-founder of the BusyKid app says money management tools help build such life skills.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Testing allowed for more people under new guidelines

Testing numbers have dropped, more inmate infections expected, UArizona wastewater testing expands to LA and NY, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.