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New study on impacts of masking in Pima and Maricopa county schools

It shows that schools without mask requirements are 3.5 times more likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak.

300 youth vaccinated in San Luis Rio Colorado through binational campaign

Mexico has not opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in this border town received their first doses this week.

The fascinating history of Mr. & Mrs. Neil, and their Mountain View Hotel.

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Rural Arizona hospitals ask state to help find beds for patients

State says expanding hotline to transfer patients between hospitals not viable due to staffing shortage.

Tohono O'odham Nation rolling out vaccine incentive program

The nation is offering qualified tribal members $400 if they can prove they're fully vaccinated by mid-November.

Arizona reports 2,609 new COVID-19 cases, 117 deaths

Number of new deaths is the most in a single day since February.

ICE detention center response to COVID-19 a look at future pandemic handling

The Office of Inspector General found ICE detention centers weren’t following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Ducey has encouraged people to get vaccinated but has worked aggressively to block mandates of all kinds.

The intersection of mental health and crime

A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.

Arizona health officials report 2,222 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Though 56% of Pima County residents are fully vaccinated, health officials say the rate is increasing too slowly.

Mexico’s supreme court rules penalizing abortion is unconstitutional

In Mexico, only four of 32 states have broadly legalized abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Arizona eldercare workers to see pay bump

Arizona Department of Economic Security announced $2.5 million program to increase wages

Banner UMC opens new exam site for survivors of sexual violence

The new site increases access to forensic exam sites, which were previously only available at Tucson Medical Center.

Tucson Medical Center loses part of its opioid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court rules the hospital cannot sue pharmacies.

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

Assistant director of the Arizona Health Services Department discusses efforts to boost the state's vaccination rate.

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