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Arizona’s Bush Fire – now the largest in the country – forces evacuations

The Bush Fire, northeast of Mesa, is home to the largest fire in the country. Nearly 1,500 people were forced to evacuate.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Cases spike in Maricopa County jails

PHOENIX – A growing number of inmates in Maricopa County jails have tested positive for COVID-19; Arizona scientists develop genetically engineered mice for vaccine testing; blood donations are being tested for antibodies; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


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.


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.


Opinions on water, willingness to protect it varies by region, survey finds

American Public Media surveyed more than 1,000 Americans about their thoughts on water quality and availability. Among the findings is that knowledge of water issues isn’t the biggest predictor of whether someone takes action. Personal connections to rivers, lakes and oceans lead to people taking more conservation measures.


Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together

PHOENIX – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Native Americans have come together online in virtual powwows.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


State taking steps to reopen economy, but reviving it could take years

WASHINGTON - Arizona took another tentative step toward reopening the state's economy Monday, when dine-in restaurants were allowed to resume limited service. But while reopening the economy could come relatively swiftly, experts say reviving the economy could take years.


Report: Thousands of DACA recipients work on COVID-19 front lines

PHOENIX – A new report estimates that up to 200,0000 DACA recipients are in jobs on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 - health care, teaching, agriculture and food services - with as many as 6,800 undocumented workers in such fields in Arizona alone.


Celebrations scrapped, flights canceled and many tears shed: College graduation in the era of COVID-19

PHOENIX – Commencement is just one of the watershed events upended by COVID-19, prompting colleges and universities across the nation to cancel or postpone ceremonies or create a virtual alternative.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey faces pushback from religious groups and state attorney general

PHOENIX – Third prisoner dies in Arizona prisons, counterfeit cleaning materials seized and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


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.