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As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

The state’s youth case rate was the third-highest among 48 states reporting, according to a report.

Arizona pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Health officials are hoping to head off the possibility of a surge in hospitalizations from one or both of the viruses.

As polls show him trailing in Arizona, Trump stops in Phoenix to woo Latino voters

Events aimed at winning over Hispanic voters illustrate expectations that the demographic could make or break the November election.

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

Trends in Arizona do not bode well for the fall, experts said, as drivers of housing loss are are amplified by the pandemic.

Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

The order said plaintiffs in the case had raised "serious questions" about the bureau's plan to stop counting.

Republicans defend Postal Service, accuse Democrats of scare tactics

Democrats say the postmaster general's changes have led to reduced service and could threaten mail-in ballots this fall.

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The surge follows skyrocketing unemployment in the state, as COVID-19 shutdowns have shuttered industries.

Crimes in Tucson, Phoenix fell in second quarter, as COVID-19 took hold

While property crimes fell, both cities saw an increase in aggravated assaults.

Two Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

The monuments were removed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who requested the state "regift" them for repairs.

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in census will fail

Opponents immediately vowed to sue, saying the move was unconstitutional and unenforceable.

White House calls for quick return to school; some Arizona parents, educators balk

Some teachers and parents in Arizona said they worry that schools here will not be able to find safe ways to reopen.

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva tests may be even more accurate than nasal tests, the director of ASU's Biodesign Institute says.

Immigration advocates criticize visa restrictions under Trump executive order

While the administration says it will free up jobs for citizens, immigration experts say it will negatively affect the economy.

Arizona Democrats among those backing sweeping police reform bill

The bill would ban the use of chokeholds and make it easier to hold officers accountable.

Arizona cities, counties to get $441 million in direct COVID-19 relief funds

Gov. Ducey said the $441 million in the AZCares Fund should be in local governments’ hands as early as Thursday.

As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

One official called Arizona Memorial Day weekend crowds "off the charts," leading to worries over increased spread of the virus.

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