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COVID-19 in Arizona: Immigration employees test positive, small-business evictions halted

NOGALES – As Arizona grapples to contain deadly COVID-19, Yavapai County reported its first death on Monday, and deaths related to COVID-19 are projected to peak mid April statewide.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Weekend surge in cases, but flu threat appears less this year

PHOENIX – Arizona declared major disaster by President Trump, Navajo towns report more cases after one school remained open for a day, and other news about how COVID-19 is affecting 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.


Arizona’s three universities hope to increase Arizona Teachers Academy enrollment

PHOENIX – Arizona’s state universities are working to enroll more students in the Arizona Teachers Academy as Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposes more funding through the New Economy Initiative.


Tokyo Olympics may be in jeopardy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

LOS ANGELES – With the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, the 2020 Summer Games could be postponed or canceled.


Man vs. mussel: Buckeye mayor testifies on threat from invasive species

WASHINGTON - Buckeye Mayor Jackie A. Meck joined other witnesses before a Senate committee Wednesday to talk about threat that invasive species, like quagga mussels and salt cedars, post to water supplies in the West.


Small-business owners outline big problems with online sales tax ruling

WASHINGTON - Prescott businessman Brad Scott told lawmakers Tuesday that a Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to help small businesses compete against online retailers is instead threatening to drive small firms like his out of business.


Kirkpatrick returns to Capitol after taking leave for alcohol treatment

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Tucson, returned to Congress Wednesday and pledged to be back on the campaign trail Saturday after a self-imposed six-week leave of absence to get treatment for alcohol dependence.

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Blasting sacred sites for border wall ‘forever damaged’ tribes

WASHINGTON - An emotional Tohono O'odham Nation chairman told lawmakers Wednesday that blasting on sacred sites in national monuments to build a border wall near his reservation has "forever damaged our people."


$13 and rising: Flagstaff grapples with highest minimum hourly wage in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF – Flagstaff businesses are struggling to deal with Arizona’s highest minimum wage, which will climb to $15.50 an hour in two years. Voters in 2016 approved a proposition to help provide a living wage for workers.


Panel says Grijalva can subpoena ‘stonewalling’ administration officials

WASHINGTON - The House Natural Resources Committee granted Chairman Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, the authority Wednesday to subpoena administration officials, after committee Democrats said they were "left with no choice" in the face of bureaucrats' resistance.


Most ASU students studying in China return home over coronavirus fears

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – ASU students studying abroad in China were given permission to leave their programs early due to the coronavirus outbreak and resume studies in U.S.