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Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 curfews saddled hundreds with citations, netted no money for police, news investigation finds

he curfew was among the most stringent measures any U.S. tribal or non-tribal government enacted to check the spread of the virus.

New report shows Arizona children’s well-being improves slightly but state still ranks among the worst

One of the biggest areas of concern in Arizona and the country was the lack of access to affordable child care.

Wiggly workers: Arizona Worm Farm reduces food waste through vermicomposting

The farm is working to combat food waste with its vermicomposting efforts, selling worms to promote commercial and backyard vermicomposting, and educating consumers and businesses about the process.

Arizona education leaders unveil ‘Everything to Gain’ campaign about importance of post-high school education

It is part of an initiative which aims for 60% of Arizonans to have a post-high school degree or certificate by 2030.

For more blue skies, Phoenix asks residents to blue-sky climate plan ideas

This week’s meeting aimed to get public feedback for a draft update that will be released later this summer.

The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson

The mobile clinic’s services are free, providing maternity care for pregnant women and basic medical care for others who are undocumented, unhoused, uninsured or underinsured.

Homing Project plans Pallet shelters to address Tucson’s growing homeless population

The Homing Project is one of two nonprofit organizations in Tucson trying to address a growing unhoused population that is affecting cities across the state.

It’s summer and Arizona gas prices sizzle to third-highest in country

Arizona prices trail only California and Hawaii according to AAA.

Sen. Juan Mendez, Arizona Muslim Alliance propose Arizona Office for New Americans

Mendez said he has been working on the bill for years and is collaborating with the Muslim community.

Phoenix company ElectraTect creating marijuana Breathalyzer

As marijuana decriminalization spreads across the country, the market for the plant has flourished, along with a need for technology that can detect THC impairment.

Arizona increase in drunken driving deaths among highest in nation in 2021

While Arizona was an outlier, it was not unique.

Arizona plans to sink more than $85 million into potholes, other repairs

The cold weather in northern Arizona and wet weather in lower elevations, plus heavy traffic on Arizona’s highways are a recipe for potholes.

Map of border surveillance towers shows growing ‘virtual wall’ along US southern border

Arizona was an early adopter of surveillance towers when the CBP program was launched in the 2000s.

Nosotros program helps identify liver disease with free fibroscans

Liver disease disproportionately affects the Hispanic community, and in Tucson, a local program is taking action to fight this trend.

Text ‘join’ to get COVID-19, health updates in rural Arizona

The program, based at UArizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, built the platform and system with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Report places Arizona first in U.S. for rate of COVID-19 deaths

Arizona residents were less likely to be vaccinated, wear masks and maintain social distance, according to researchers in a peer-reviewed study.

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