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COVID-19 threatens migrant, officer safety at cramped ICE detention centers

PHOENIX - More than 440 detainees at the four Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in Arizona have tested positive for COVID-19, and advocates are suing for the releas of detainees, which they insist is "the only appropriate remedy."


Arizonans recall John Lewis, heap tributes on late civil rights leader

Arizona lawmakers and advocates were unsparing Monday in their praise of the late Rep. John Lewis, using words like hero, giant and legend for the man one described as "living, breathing history."


Mi Familia Vota urges Hispanics to vote by mail or take health precautions at polls

PHOENIX — Mi Familia Vota and other nonprofits are advising Hispanics in Maricopa County to vote by mail to avoid exposure to COVID-19 at the polls.


Coronavirus sports roundup: NFLPA ranks Arizona as No. 2 hotspot; Spencer Rattler-led Sooners healthy

PHOENIX – Arizona second-worst hotspot NFLPA says, 72 NFL players test positive for COVID-19 and Spencer Rattler-led Sooners healthy.


As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’

The spread of COVID-19 has forced scores of agricultural workers throughout the Southwest to make a choice between their health and their incomes.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Cardinals’ season ticket holders await news, JC baseball players react

PHOENIX - Season ticket holder for Arizona Cardinals await news, Coyotes back on ice and JC baseball players reaction to canceled season.


One Cuban migrant family’s long, perilous journey to freedom

PHOENIX – Cubans seeking political asylum are increasingly taking a long, dangerous, intercontinental journey.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Boutique fitness studios fight to stay open despite executive order

PHOENIX – Hospitals see a rise in use of ICU beds and ventilators; the death toll reaches 2,245; senior citizens seek pen pals; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Tribes say delayed COVID-19 funds hurt coronavirus relief, other efforts

PHOENIX - At a time when some Native American communities continue to struggle with the most basic needs, tribal leaders Wednesday called it "an outrage" that tribes had to wait months for coronavirus relief funds.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


COVID-19 in Arizona: School officials say delay helps, but much still needs to be done

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.

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