As Pandemic Drags On, Sonoran Businesses Face Tough Choices
As in neighboring Arizona, the global coronavirus pandemic has been both a public health and an economic crisis in Sonora. Cases and deaths are mounting while jobs and businesses are vanishing. Sonorans are also navigating the hard times with far less support than Arizonans.
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Former Arizona Health Director Says Gyms Can Safely Reopen
There’s no reason to keep gyms closed if they comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, said Arizona’s former health director. The statement will be used at a Monday hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court on the lawsuit by Mountainside Fitness.
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Multiple Arrests In Border Patrol Raid On Migrant Aid Camp, Second In A Week
Border Patrol agents arrested more than 30 migrants at a medical aid camp run by humanitarian group No More Deaths Friday. Byrd Camp is located in Arivaca and serves as medical site for people passing through one of the deadliest desert corridors of the Arizona borderland.
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Arizona COVID-19 Numbers Starting To Trend Downward
Arizona’s average number of daily cases has declined 18% over the last two weeks. In-patient hospitalizations and ventilators in-use numbers are also slightly down. One former state health official says that those numbers indicate things are looking a bit better.
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Chandler Libraries Offering Service To Help Students Distance Learn
Many Chandler students are starting school remotely this week, and the Chandler Public Library is launching a new service to help them.
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Sonora Offers New Funding For The Arts During Pandemic
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico are launching a new stimulus program to promote arts and culture during the pandemic. The funds will be distributed through a series of arts contests.
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Sonora Surpasses 20,000 Coronavirus Cases
Health officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced Saturday night that the state has now surpassed 20,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
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Unsuitable For A Pandemic? Add Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank To Bankruptcy List
The parent company Tailored Brands earlier said it would close up to 500 stores and cut 20% of corporate jobs. It's joined in pandemic bankruptcy by rival Brooks Brothers and a growing list of others.
Federal Judge Esther Salas Speaks Out About Deadly Attack On Her Family
Esther Salas is calling for reforms to keep judges and other court officials safe from attacks. "This is a matter of life and death," she said. Her son was killed at her home last month.
During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Wyoming.
Everyone Loves The Chat Box: How Climate Science Moved Online
Scientists from around the world are writing the next major United Nations climate report. Summarizing the state of the atmosphere without meeting in person is as hard as it sounds.
During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Alabama.