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Faith, fitness, furtherance: Arizonans find resources for positive change amid COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic paused the lives of many Arizonans for an extended period of time. Some found resources that helped turn their challenges into a positive situation.


‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


Mesa school district to phase out mask policy, others keeping theirs

On Monday, Mesa Public Schools will allow students to go maskless while outside. If the district does not see any spikes, it will begin to recommend – but not require – masks starting May 3.


ASU professor uses art to educate Latinx community about COVID

PHOENIX – An Arizona researcher is blending research and art to help educate the Latinx community about COVID-19.


Ramadan fast presents Arizona’s Muslim athletes with unique challenges, benefits

PHOENIX – The intermittent fasting that accompanies Ramadan presents unique challenges to Muslim athletes, especially amid Arizona’s torrid heat.


Tucson police chief, critic of Trump border policy, tapped to run CBP

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden nominated Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to be head of Customs and Border Protection, an agency facing surging numbers of migrants.


March saw record-high number of unaccompanied minors stopped at border

WASHINGTON — The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged in March to one of the highest monthly totals on record, and the almost 19,000 unaccompanied youth stopped there set a record, the latest data shows.


Indoor drive-thru vaccination site opens at warehouse in Mesa

PHOENIX – New indoor drive-thru vaccination site opens at Dexcom’s regional distribution center in Mesa, and the State Farm Stadium site in Glendale has made changes to its hours of operation


Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

WASHINGTON - As major religions observe a second holy season under the specter of COVID-19, faith leaders in Arizona find themselves juggling the spiritual needs of worshipers with the physical realities of protecting them in a pandemic.


Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

PHOENIX – Although vaccinations are now open to most Arizonans, some neighborhoods are lagging behind – notably those that are lower income and predominantly Hispanic.


House OKs bills easing path to citizenship for undocumented residents

WASHINGTON - The House passed a pair of bills Thursday that would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers and legal status to undocumented farmworkers.


DHS chief defends Biden border policy at time of ‘historic’ challenges

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended strong immigration policies amid "historic and unprecedented challenges."