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Poor nutrition heavily influences COVID-19 death toll, studies find

Obesity and dietary issues are contributing to complications and deaths from COVID-19 infections, multiple studies and health officials say.


Few masks, much excitement: High school football returns with look of pre-COVID era

PHOENIX – Unlike the start of the 2020 season, when masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing was the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be an afterthought for many at Friday’s high school football games.


‘A cliff effect’: As federal benefits drop, food insecurity likely to rise again

An enormous influx of federal dollars helped stem the rising tide of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what happens when those benefits end?


ClipDart barber business snips away inequities of Black hair styling

Kyle Parker created the ClipDart network after having trouble finding barbers who could cut and style Black hair. The business platform allows people to find barbers or have barbers come to them.


Solutions and struggle: COVID relief highlights complexity of issues facing Native people

The pandemic exacerbated different infrastructure issues in Indigenous communities across the country.


Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race

PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.


Delta force: What makes the COVID-19 variant different, and dangerous

PHOENIX – After a brief period of decline, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the United States and experts say the delta variant is to blame. It has been called delta the “fastest and the fittest” of variants for its high transmissibility and rapid spread.


Tourists returning to Grand Canyon, but businesses still feel pandemic effects

GRAND CANYON – More tourists are coming to the Grand Canyon, but some businesses are struggling to stay afloat while pandemic restrictions are lifted.


Poll shows Arizonans aren’t concerned about COVID-19, despite rising cases

PHOENIX – A survey of 1,000 adults by OH Predictive Insights in early July found the percentage of Arizonans concerned about COVID-19 is less than those slightly or not at all concerned – even as the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads in the state.


Navajo officials confident about reopening amid spread of delta variant in U.S.

PHOENIX – Cases of the delta variant are rising in the U.S., but the tribe’s president and officials with the Navajo Department of Health express confidence about reopening the reservation at 50%.


Q&A: How one warrior mobilized to deliver water to the Navajo Nation

PHOENIX – A year since its founding, a water access campaign on the Navajo reservation has delivered more than 250,000 gallons of water to those in need. Founder Zoel Zohnnie talks about how he has kept the effort going and lessons learned.


July 12, 2021 Newscast

Coronavirus cases trend upwards, 10 new bills signed into law, Phoenix Suns lose game 3 of NBA Finals