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Coronavirus measures hamper education initiatives striving to get onto ballot

Groups have joined with other citizen initiatives in a lawsuit to force Arizona to use an electronic signature collection platform.

UA president sets goal of testing whole campus community for COVID-19 antibodies

President Robert Robbins says the testing will be crucial in determining when to reopen campus.

Despite new protections, situation for renters and landlords is uncertain

Tenant advocates and property owners say more needs to be done for people who can't make rent.

Grijalva: Legislation would address disparities in COVID-19 relief for immigrant families

A discussion with the Southern Arizona Democrat about a bill he says would expand access to testing and aid.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 8

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Accelerated deportations, Arizona prisons, and more.

Groups say Border Patrol's accelerated deportations are sending migrants to ill-equipped border towns

The agency is using an emergency protocol to send migrants back across the border in a matter of minutes.

Lawsuits challenging border wall funding can move forward, judge rules

A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled two lawsuits brought by environmental groups will be allowed to continue.

Ducey COVID-19 treatment order splits health officials

An order from the governor walks a fine line on when and how an anti-malarial drug could be dispensed to treat COVID-19.

A conversation with the head of the Baboquivari Unified School District

Superintendent Edna Morris says the school district is working to bridge access gaps across a large rural area to meet student needs.

Kirkpatrick calls for answers on fate of A-10s at Davis-Monthan

The congresswoman sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for an explanation about what she understands is a plan to retire 42 of the aircraft.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 7

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Unemployment skyrockets, SW air quality and more.

Basketballs and drills: UA scientists designing innovative ventilator prototypes

A cross-disciplinary group is working to supplement the supply of life-saving health equipment diminished by the pandemic.

Customs and Border Protection: 160 employees infected with COVID-19

The 160 include six employees in Arizona: three in Tucson and three more in Nogales.

Arizona's first-time unemployment claims neared 130,000 last week

Data also show that total payments for the week topped $5.5 million, a nearly $2.3 million increase.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 6

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Vaquita efforts suspended, AZ lowers ventilator request, and more.

Pima County road work continues

No "stay at home" order for those who pave and repair public roads.

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