PHOENIX – Sky Harbor airport has installed germ-zapping LED tech on escalators, placed social distancing signs on floors and throughout terminals and has workers scrubbing windows and surfaces.
WASHINGTON - ICE this week touted the arrest of more than 2,000 immigrants, 67 of them in Arizona, in a five-week nationwide sweep as the agency recovers from a dip in apprehensions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A July report by University of Arizona researchers predicts the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic shutdown could increase homelessness in the state by 16% to 42%. But experts also say the pandemic could be an opportunity to find a way to actually prevent, mitigate and solve homelessness.
PHOENIX – Teens help by hotline during times of high stress.
PHOENIX - Indoor Football League Commissioner Todd Tryon introduced Prescott Valley’s latest arena football team at Findlay Toyota Center.
New initiatives to protect the homeless from COVID-19 are the pandemic’s silver lining, providing a roadmap for better medical care, addiction treatment and housing.
COVID-19 affects the juvenile justice system with a rising number of positive cases, as juvenile detention facilities evolve their health care protocols to help slow its spread.
Many homeless people work low-wage essential jobs while living in unsanitary conditions, putting them at higher risk of catching and possibly transmitting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Congress rushed an aid package for the nation’s homeless residents, but four months after passage of the CARES Act, most of that $4 billion has not reached those in need.
PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday for the second time in as many months to inspect the border wall he said has "closed up the border," But Democrats derided the Yuma visit as little more than an "inaccurate and desperate" campaign stunt.
PHOENIX – Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers.