PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey this week delayed the start of schools to Aug. 17 in light of COVID-19 infections, but parents and school administrators said that while the delay is welcome they are still scrambling to figure out how to reopen schools safely this fall.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education has guidelines for schools to help them reopen in the fall. Now it’s up to districts to figure out the best options.
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.
PHOENIX – The House approved a motion by voice vote to move forward with a code of conduct that Republican leaders promised last year.
PHOENIX – In his annual address to the Arizona Legislature, Gov. Doug Ducey said he was “ready to get back to work” and that both Republicans and Democrats “think there is common ground to work together.” But newly ascendent Democrats vowed things will be different this legislative session.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is always tight on funds and its facilities overcrowded. But thanks to creative marketing and partnerships, the county is able to place 95 percent of the dogs in homes.
WASHINGTON – A former nursing home in eastern Pennsylvania has been converted to a family detention center immigrants, one of three such facilities in the country. Protesters want the facility shut down, but federal officials are eyeing ways to expand the number of such facilities.
LAVEEN – The family network of care for Santiago González has become, over the years, as familiar as the lyrics of his favorite music. The family is like those of many of more than millions diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. But older Hispanics are more likely than older whites to be diagnosed with the brain disease, which affects memory.
WASHINGTON - Ed Pastor, 75, a trailblazing Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff for Pastor, whom Ducey called "an Arizona trailblazer and public servant."
WASHINGTON - Arizona Republicans backed President Donald Trump's renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border near Tijuana, but experts don't think Congress will OK funding in its remaining few weeks, or shutdown government over the issue.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, acknowledged the "enormous strain" that border officials are under, but still pressed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for answers after the release of hundreds of migrant families in southern Arizona this weekend.