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‘Beyond disheartening’: Suns broadcaster Leander proud of daughter’s stand at stay-at-home protest

PHOENIX – ICU nurse Lauren Leander is making headlines after standing up to protesters demanding that stay-at-home orders be lifted, and her father is proud of her.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 13 residents dead, 28 infected at assisted living facility in Chandler

PHOENIX – Arizona national forests impose campfire restrictions, Phoenix votes to help fund the homeless and vulnerable, St. Mary’s Food Bank donates to Navajo Nation, and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


More questions than answers to Trump threat of immigration suspension

PHOENIX – Trump tweeted his intention Monday night to temporarily restrict immigration to the U.S. by signing an executive order, inciting confusion and uncertainty.

President Trump sits in Oval Office, reading a printed memo.

Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom is battling the coronavirus from a small, rural hospital near the Navajo Nation. And she needs help.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first

PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.


NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball

PHOENIX – The biggest Native American basketball tournament in the country was canceled. It has greater impact than just the lack of basketball.


To address overwhelming need, Arizona nurses deploy to Colorado

PHOENIX – As communities across the country struggle to contain the novel coronavirus, Arizona nurses mobilize to help a hard-hit area of Colorado.


Businesses hurry up and wait, as relief funds dry up, new fund stalls

WASHINGTON - Mesa business owner Savannah Sander hoped a Paycheck Protection Program loan would keep her business afloat, when the $349 billion fund ran out of money week. Now, all she and other business owners can do is wait while Congress fights over plans to add another $251 billion to the program.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Plasma from recovered patients used for treatment

PHOENIX – Jobless claims continue to stay high, advocates urge release of incarcerated and other news 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.


To meet high demand, Laveen district bringing lunch to some students by bus

PHOENIX – Laveen Elementary School District innovated to meet the demand for free and reduced-price lunches for Arizona children unable to attend school because of novel coronavirus.


Arizona Housing Fund hopes to move people from the streets into homes

PHOENIX – The Arizona Housing Fund will provide grant money to nonprofits to bring low income, supportive housing to the market.