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Curfew curtailing casinos? Don’t bet on it, owners say

After being closed for months by COVID-19, casinos around Arizona had just started to reopen when a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew took effect Sunday. But casinos around the state said their hours are unchanged, curfew or no curfew.


Arizona lawmakers see Trump pledge to deploy troops as a promise – or a threat

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump's pledge to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to put down protests was seen as either a promise or a threat, depending on which Arizona lawmaker was reacting to his comments.


COVID-19 in Arizona: First death reported in Santa Cruz County

PHOENIX – Federal statistics reveal high rates of infection among Arizona nursing home residents, Mesa announces plans for dine-in restaurants and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


After days of rage, Arizonans speak of their frustrations, fears and hope

Cronkite News spoke with several Arizonans protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of police, including a college activist who encourages credible activism, an interior designer who wants others to realize what African Americans need, and a business owner worried about looting but hopes the protests will bring real change.


Get this: Under likely NBA proposal, 26-39 Suns still have shot at postseason

PHOENIX – The Suns haven’t played a game since March 10. The drought could be coming to an end soon.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo Nation sees a spike in cases

PHOENIX – Sky Harbor Airport requires masks, Casa Grande officials want public input on spending COVID-19 funds and other stories from around the Grand Canyon State.


Night of relative calm follows curfew order; enforcement uncertain

After days of clashes between protesters and police, Arizona spent a relatively quiet night Sunday under a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew that was ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey Sunday. It's unclear how much impact the curfew order had - and it's also unclear how strictly it will be enforced.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 790 new cases breaks record for second straight day

PHOENIX – With Arizona gradually reopening, the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state has reached its highest point since the start of the pandemic.


Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other medical treatment for transgender youth

TUCSON – Legislation cropping up nationwide aims to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth and potentially criminalize doctors who provide it. Advocates call the proposals an unprecedented attack.


Temperature checks, no high fives: AIA announces guidelines for high school athletes to return to sports

PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association issued coronavirus guidelines Thursday for the possible return of high school athletics during the fall.


Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished

MESA – Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished