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Owner Michael Bidwill leads a big Cardinals drive – for blood donations

GLENDALE – The Arizona Cardinals and owner Michael Bidwill hosted the first of three blood drives at State Farm Stadium on Tuesday. The Cardinals and the Arizona Coyotes have both taken part in the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund.


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.


As COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ worries about equipment

WASHINGTON - Arizona hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients in the state, a move some worry will put workers and patients at risk.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

PHOENIX – Public schools are closed for the academic year; a lawsuit is being filed on behalf of displaced university students and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Phoenix, Gilbert restrict some activities, but most Arizona parks and trails remain open

PHOENIX – Arizona parks and recreation services are faced with the decision of whether to keep them open or close them down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. So far, most have kept hiking trails open, although some services are curtailed and traffic is being regulated.


Arizona jobless claims skyrocket, as coronavirus starts to hit economy

TEMPE - Nearly 30,000 Arizonans filed unemployment claims last week, more than eight times the average weekly rate of 3,500 claims before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, state officials said Tuesday.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Two deaths reported, drive-thru testing set to begin

PHOENIX – Banner Health launches drive-thru testing, Gov. Ducey debuts a statewide hotline and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


Arizonans react to governor’s latest moves to halt coronavirus

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey activates the National Guard to help stores and food banks and signs an executive order that places restrictions on businesses and delays expiration dates on driver’s licenses. Arizonans took to social media to weigh in.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.


Biden wins Arizona primary in apparent three-state sweep of Sanders

WASHINGTON - Heavy early voting and a steady stream of voters at polling places were boosting turnout in Tuesday's Arizona primary, where former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders competed in a slimmed-down Democratic presidential field.


Ballot zombies: Early voters’ choices made moot by Democratic shakeup

WASHINGTON - When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be handed a ballot listing 18 Democrats who were running for president - 12 of whom have pulled out of the race since the ballots were printed in December. Voters next week know that; early voters did not.