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.
COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey’s stay-at-home order isn’t enough, some elected officials say
PHOENIX – A Tucson nursing home reports two dozen COVID-19 cases, Arizona prisons are delaying admission of new inmates and Tucson police orders residents to stop partying.
Tucson barbers, salons open, despite city order closing other businesses
TEMPE - When Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered nonessential businesses to close Saturday to halt COVID-19, she could only ask barbershops and salons to go along, after Gov. Doug Ducey declared them "essential services" - a designation that remains in his statewide "stay-home" directive.
Mayors ‘flabbergasted’ at list of services Ducey order would protect
PHOENIX - Arizona mayors Tuesday questioned Gov. Doug Ducey's inclusion of golf courses, salons, laundries and other businesses in the definition of "essential services" that local governments would be barred from closing in response to the coronavirus.
‘How can I pay the bills’? Freelancers, other journalists impacted by COVID-19’s suspension of sports
PHOENIX – Nine freelancers and sports journalists share how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and the suspension of sports.
Endorse check: Value of Arizona endorsements mixed in presidential race
WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who got the most Arizona endorsements, dropped out of the presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got none and is polling at a steady 30% in the state. Campaigns tout them, but analysts say endorsements "matter a lot less than they used to."
Cheers and jeers: Trump supporters, opponents gear up for his Phoenix rally
PHOENIX – President Trump will rally supporters Wednesday night at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months
WASHINGTON - Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line Thursday, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.
It’s on: Democrats name Arizona a battleground, GOP says it’s ready
WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee confirmed this week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the state and focusing on suburban and Latino voters.
From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity
MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.
Tourism tension in Instagram age: $1 billion in AZ taxes, challenges to preservation
PHOENIX – Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs, development and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty that draws visitors to the state.
‘It’s pretty emotional’: ASU baseball ready for first regional since 2016
PHOENIX – ASU baseball is headed back to the postseason after a two-season hiatus.