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  • No hoopla: Virus upends Trump, Biden convention plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties’ presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House. Trump said Wednesday he’s considering giving his Aug. 27 acceptance […]
  • More than 500 inmates at Tucson prison have contracted COVID-19

    The Arizona Department of Correction Rehabilitation and Reentry announced 517 inmates at ASPC-Tucson Whetstone Unit tested positive for coronavirus
  • Ducey draws praise from White House for Arizona’s coronavirus response

    Gov. Doug Ducey drew praise from President Donald Trump for Arizona's coronavirus response during a visit to the White House on Wednesday.
  • Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but still trying. A combative meeting Wednesday involving top Capitol Hill Democrats and the postmaster general and a souring tone from both sides […]
  • Mountainside Fitness CEO expects to reopen health clubs Tuesday

    Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten is confident he will be able to reopen his health clubs next Tuesday after a judge ruled the state must give those in the industry a way to apply for reopening.
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    Arizona reports 1,698 new coronavirus cases, 87 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 1,698 new coronavirus cases and 87 more deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's documented totals to 182,203 COVID-19 infections and 3,932 fatalities.
  • Here is when Arizona schools plan to start the upcoming academic year

    Here is a list of metro Phoenix districts’ plans for beginning the fall semester as schools grapple with figuring out how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month, suggesting that resurgent COVID-19 infections slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending. U.S. firms added just 167,000 jobs in July, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, far below June’s gain of 4.3 million and […]
  • Teen Lifeline seeing increase in calls in Arizona during virus pandemic

    As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, service requests for help with mental health have steadily increased in Arizona.
  • Arizona PPE company to start mask production at Mesa facility

    An Arizona personal protective equipment company is set to begin mask production this week at a facility in Mesa.
  • Maricopa Community Colleges join national program to teach new skills

    In an effort to help those unemployed due to COVID-19, Maricopa County Community College District is taking part in a program to teach workers new skills.
  • Insurer reverses course, will provide COVID-19 coverage for Arizona schools

    Arizona’s largest insurer for schools reversed course Tuesday, saying it would provide liability coverage for claims related to COVID-19.
  • Arizona won’t set school opening date, will rely on metrics, Hoffman says

    There won’t be a statewide date set for the start of on-campus instruction, Arizona’s top education official said Tuesday.
  • Arizona gyms can’t open, judge rules, but state must let them apply

    Arizona’s gyms can’t resume operations, but the state must give them a way to apply for reopening, a judge ruled Tuesday.
  • Maricopa County Superior Court announces jury trials resuming

    Jury trials at the Maricopa County Superior Court are set to resume this month after being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Arizona health boss Christ says guideline on way for in-class learning

    Arizona's top health official said Tuesday the state would likely have coronavirus safety guidelines ready this week for schools to allow students back in the classroom.
  • Arizona reports 1,008 new coronavirus cases, 66 more deaths

    Arizona reported 1,008 new coronavirus cases and 66 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state's documented totals to 180,505 COVID-19 infections and 3,845 fatalities.
  • Arizona counties navigate restrictions on tribal land for primary

    On tribal land, election officials are navigating the closure of businesses and government buildings, curfews and other restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Gila County superintendent ‘very concerned’ about reopening schools

    The decision over whether to open schools for students is weighing heavily on a superintendent of a small school district in southeastern Arizona.
  • Arizona primary early voting shows high turnout, advantage for Democrats

    Data collected by a Phoenix-based political consulting firm showed the Democratic Party to be benefitting from record levels of voter enthusiasm ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.