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As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

Arizona gets more federal money for coronavirus testing

The $150 million will go to expanding testing, lab work and contact tracing.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 19

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Unemployment, federal funds for Arizona testing, casinos and more.

North American border closures extended to June

The closure to nonessential travel started two months ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

House-backed HEROES Act proposes additional stimulus funds for tribes

If signed into law, the bill would include $20 billion for tribal governments plus funds for other tribal provisions.

Poll: Half of Arizonans think state is reopening too soon

More often than not, those polled expressed concern about the state moving too quickly to reopen.

Federal program for self-employed leads to jump in Arizona unemployment numbers

First-time claims rose as the program opened up benefits to the self-employed, contractors and workers in the gig economy.

Fentanyl deaths rising in Pima County

32 people have died so far this year.

Chinese relations enter Kelly-McSally Senate race

Republicans are going hard on China while claiming Democrats, including Mark Kelly, are soft on China.

More than 1,000 health care workers sign up for antibody tests in first afternoon

Doctors, nurses and first responders have been signing up since the UA made 250,000 tests available.

As if firefighting wasn’t dangerous enough, crews grapple with COVID-19

On top of a challenging fire season, officials also expect difficulties in observing distancing in a job that relies on face-to-face communication.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 18

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Coronavirus liability, community gardens, and more.

Pima County libraries reopen with temporary COVID-19 measures

Guests can now pick up books they’ve placed on hold or use computers that have been spaced apart.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Gardening brings peace to some Tucsonans during pandemic

Community gardens provide a space for people to care for their mental health and for groups to address food insecurity.

New Pima regulations under scrutiny

AG Brnovich to rule on challenge by three Republican lawmakers

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