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.
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.
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.
Ducey recommends mask use, tells cities and counties to make and enforce local rules
PHOENIX – Pledging harsher enforcement of state rules for restaurants and public spaces, Ducey allows local leaders to mandate the use of face masks in public.
Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief
PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.
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.