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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."


Upstart head start: Some challengers better funded than incumbents

TEMPE - The coronavirus had already made 2020 an unusual election year when campaign finance reports added another twist, showing challengers in some congressional races raising far more than the incumbents they hope to unseat.


‘I was shocked’: Arizona Cardinals land Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals were pleasantly surprised to find that Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones was available in the third round of the the NFL Draft.


House OKs $484 billion in COVID-19 relief, loans could go out this week

WASHINGTON - Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 13 residents dead, 28 infected at assisted living facility in Chandler

PHOENIX – Arizona national forests impose campfire restrictions, Phoenix votes to help fund the homeless and vulnerable, St. Mary’s Food Bank donates to Navajo Nation, and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Feeding sea urchins could be one way to restore the West Coast’s vital kelp forests

LOS ANGELES – The purple sea urchin population decimated kelp forests on the West Coast, where researchers are working to bring the creatures under control and supply them to restaurants around the world.


More questions than answers to Trump threat of immigration suspension

PHOENIX – Trump tweeted his intention Monday night to temporarily restrict immigration to the U.S. by signing an executive order, inciting confusion and uncertainty.

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COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reopening next month, single-day death toll hits a record 21

PHOENIX – Navajo leaders urge compliance with weekend curfew, Banner Health furloughs employees while expanding telehealth offerings, and more updates from around the Grand Canyon State.


Experts ask death penalty states for scarce drugs that can treat COVID-19 patients

PHOENIX – Doctors raised concerns that powerful pharmaceuticals used in executions are needed to treat COVID-19 patients.


State, U.S. jobless claims dip slightly, but still ‘shockingly high’

WASHINGTON - After three weeks of record-breaking unemployment filings, jobless claims for the state and the nation dipped slightly last week, but they were still in what one economist called "shockingly high" territory.


Arizona Supreme Court, coping with COVID-19, hears first case via video

TEMPE - Arizona Supreme Court justices - sitting at an appropriate distance from one another - heard arguments from attorneys via videoconference this week for the first time, as the high court tried to to continue its work while employing safe practices in the face of COVID-19.


COVID-19 in Arizona: State to provide antibody tests to first responders, add drive-thrus for public

PHOENIX – Stimulus checks arrive, unemployment claims rise and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.