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Phoenix Rising, GCU athletes self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.

Kevon Lambert and Junior Flemmings

Cattle damage to Arizona’s Verde River spurs legal action

PHOENIX – The Center for Biological Diversity and its partners are seeking to sue the U.S. Forest Service over cattle damage in the Verde River watershed.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Phoenix mayor says mask requirements won’t be enforced at Trump rally

An Arizona sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 but says he will not wear or enforce face masks, while some Arizonans wait more than 10 hours in the heat to receive testing.


COVID-19 is creating communication barriers for the deaf community

PHOENIX – People who are deaf or hard of hearing have special difficulties when it comes to communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as masks that prevent “face reading.”


DACA recipients arrested in protests face risk of deportation

PHOENIX – DACA recipient Johan Montes Cuevas was held in ICE custody for two days after videotaping police aggression from his vehicle.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Gila River hotels, casinos close for two weeks after worker death

PHOENIX – Mask requirements are in development by city and county leaders, and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


June 16, 2020, Newscast

Trump’s visit causes health concerns; government helps small businesses; Flagstaff considers closing streets


University of California divests from fossil fuels, puts $1 billion into clean energy

PHOENIX — UC moved $1 billion in investments from fossil fuels to clean energy, the largest divestment in the movement away from coal, oil and gas, but that movement does not yet include Arizona universities.


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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Cases spike in Maricopa County jails

PHOENIX – A growing number of inmates in Maricopa County jails have tested positive for COVID-19; Arizona scientists develop genetically engineered mice for vaccine testing; blood donations are being tested for antibodies; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Hospitals adapt to keep beds available as surge in COVID-19 cases tests system

Surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Arizona have pushed some hospital intensive-care units to their limits in recent weeks, but health experts around the state said hospitals still have room to adapt - for now.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders lay out plan to spend relief funds, shield elderly from ‘this monster’

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona hits its highest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases to date, 1,070 Arizonans now have died of the disease, first responders are tested in Flagstaff and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.