Health

Coronavirus sports roundup: Suns energized; Coyotes await games with no fans

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams likes team’s energy, while Coyotes try to imagine games with no fans.


Mi Familia Vota urges Hispanics to vote by mail or take health precautions at polls

PHOENIX — Mi Familia Vota and other nonprofits are advising Hispanics in Maricopa County to vote by mail to avoid exposure to COVID-19 at the polls.


‘They’re scared’: A look inside the COVID-19 crisis in Arizona prisons

Complaints of insufficient safety measures and subpar medical care continue to plague Arizona prisons.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends eviction moratorium until Oct. 31

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey extended his moratorium, which was slated to expire next week, a change lawmakers and housing advocates had lobbied for to avoid a surge in homelessness.


Coronavirus sports roundup: NFLPA ranks Arizona as No. 2 hotspot; Spencer Rattler-led Sooners healthy

PHOENIX – Arizona second-worst hotspot NFLPA says, 72 NFL players test positive for COVID-19 and Spencer Rattler-led Sooners healthy.


Improperly disposed of PPE raises environmental concerns

PHOENIX – An influx of disposable personal protective equipment produced in the fight against the novel coronavirus is raising alarms among conservationists and scientists.


As deadline looms, Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans

PHOENIX — Some in Congress, with the support of Indian Country leaders, want to extend the Special Diabetes Program for five years and bump the yearly funding to $200 million from $150 million.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Expert paints mixed picture of virus situation in state

PHOENIX - The head of Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute painted a glum picture Wednesday of current COVID-19 trends in the state, but he also suggested that the trend could be slowly improving.


Coronavirus sports roundup: California shutdown limits Rising FC’s dining options, Suns’ Johnson beefs up

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC heads to California, where dining options are limited. Meanwhile, the Suns’ Cam Johnson bulks up and the NFLPA worries.


As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’

The spread of COVID-19 has forced scores of agricultural workers throughout the Southwest to make a choice between their health and their incomes.


Good roads, bad drivers: Arizona interstates deadliest in nation, report says

WASHINGTON - Arizona's interstate highways are in generally good shape, but they experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released Tuesday.


Despite widespread criticism, Mercury players adjusting to life in WNBA bubble

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have been inside the WNBA’s “bubble” at IMG Academy for about a week and, despite the criticism from other players on social media, they seem to be adjusting well.