Once used to track foodborne illnesses, UArizona team now traces COVID contacts
Volunteers from the University of Arizona’s SAFER team are conducting two functions the CDC says are essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19: contact tracing and case investigations.
Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation
WASHINGTON - Elections officials feared cases of voter intimidation would mar Election Day in Arizona, but said Tuesday they had seen few problems over the course of the day and that the issues they did encounter were quickly resolved.
Judge halts plan to end census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.
Senate OKs up to $1.9 billion a year for parks repair, land acquisition
PHOENIX - Senators broke into applause Wednesday as they gave overwhelming approval to a bill allocating up to $1.9 billion a year for public lands acquisition and national park maintenance fund, a bill advocates said is "55 years overdue."
COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first
PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.
On the verge of something special, GCU beach volleyball’s season upended
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon Beach Volleyball was ranked No. 7 in the nation, having notched three wins over ranked opponents already this year, before the coronavirus pandemic upended its season.
Despite COVID-19, poll officials report steady turnout, smooth voting
TEMPE - Polling officials around Arizona said voting in the state's presidential preference primary Tuesday was decidedly calm in the midst of a decidedly anxious time in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with high turnout but generally smooth operations..
Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland
WASHINGTON - The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
Venezuelans in Arizona want aid for their home country; other groups say ‘hands off’
TUCSON – During a deadly weekend of protests in Venezuela, many advocacy groups oppose U.S. involvement in Venezuela, while some Venezuelans in Arizona say it’s the only option for a country in disarray.
‘In God We Trust’ license plates spark funding furor
PHOENIX – The specialty license plate “In God We Trust” has come under fire because Alliance Defending Freedom, the group behind the plate, is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ views.
California wildfire death toll rises to 44; Arizona firefighters assisting efforts
LOS ANGELES – Arizona officials plan to send about 150 firefighters and dozens of engines to California to help fight wildfires there. The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, ravaged beloved landmarks and park space and killed at least two people and injured several more.