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State passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, but overall numbers trending down

WASHINGTON - Arizona passed 200,000 COVID-19 cases this week and the death toll from the disease topped 5,000 Saturday, but despite those somber milestones experts said the numbers are all moving in the right direction - for now.


Latinos criticize lack of prominent roles at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."


Asians make long transcontinental journey to reach U.S., new opportunities

LA PEÑITA, PANAMA – An increasing number of migrants from far-flung places in Asia are attempting to get to the United States via a long journey through South and Central America.


As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX – With telehealth expansion, community leaders and medical providers see a chance for improved health outcomes amid COVID-19 and beyond, but a lack of infrastructure hinders access for some on tribal lands.


Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

PHOENIX - Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate

PHOENIX - Gyms, bars, nightclubs and more will remain closed past next week as the state fights a disease that is "highly contagious and in every part of the state," Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, even as he declined to require the use of masks statewide.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Expert paints mixed picture of virus situation in state

PHOENIX - The head of Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute painted a glum picture Wednesday of current COVID-19 trends in the state, but he also suggested that the trend could be slowly improving.


Abrupt reversal of ICE rule lets international students in Arizona breathe easier

PHOENIX - The Trump administration Tuesday dropped a proposal to order international students home if their schools were not offering in-person classes this fall, a move challenged in court by 18 states and colleges across the country, including all three of Arizona's public universities.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors urge Ducey to impose statewide restrictions

TUCSON - A day after he imposed new restrictions to curb the steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey was still coming under fire Friday for not doing enough, with a group of mayors, among others, calling for stricter and statewide action.


Tucson officials rally behind police chief, reject resignation after in-custody death

PHOENIX - Tucson officials turned down Police Chief Chris Magnus' tendered resignation this week after city officials, and even the family of a man who died in police custody, rallied behind the chief.


Tucson chief offers to resign over handling of police-custody death in April

Two months after an Arizona man died in Tucson police custody, a federal investigation into the death is underway and the municipal government is in turmoil.


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.