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Tucson Police: Man Stole 29 Unused Coronavirus Test Kits
Police in Tucson continue to search for a man who disguised himself before stealing 29 unused coronavirus test kits from a health center. They say the man disguised as delivery driver entered the El Rio Health Center building about 8 p.m. Friday and took the tests as employees were closing for the night.
March 22, 2020
AZ Gets Critical Medical Supplies From National Stockpile
Arizona has received tens of thousands of N95 masks, face shields, gloves, and surgical gowns from a federal stockpile. They will be distributed to individual counties on Monday.
March 21, 2020
McSally And Sinema Set Up Coronavirus Information Sites
Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both set up websites with information for Arizonans affected by the medical, economic and social effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020
Researchers Cautiously Optimistic About Potential Coronavirus Treatment
Researchers think a drug used to treat malaria and the auto-immune disorder lupus shows promise for treating patients with COVID-19 — but more research still needs to be done.
March 21, 2020
Arizonas First Coronavirus-Related Death Was City Of Phoenix Worker
About 200 members of the Arizona National Guard were activated to help with food distribution as daily life becomes increasingly restricted by efforts to contain the coronavirus in the state, where the first death from the disease was reported Friday evening.
March 21, 2020
After Weeks Of Rain, Tonto Creek Still Flooded
The National Weather Service says Tonto Creek will most likely be flooded through the weekend. And with another winter storm on the way, it could be even longer.
March 21, 2020
After Criticizing Gallego, Phoenix Council Shows Solidarity
When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego declared an emergency Tuesday and ordered all bars and restaurants to stop dine-in food services, she used the phrase "great emergency." And that didn’t sit well with many council members.
March 20, 2020
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Loosen Unemployment Benefits Restrictions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday afternoon that loosens restrictions on who can access unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Marine Corps Base Confirms COVID-19 Case
A Marine assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma tested positive for COVID-19. The base was awaiting test results for at least 11 Marines, and an additional 150 had been restricted to the base. The base is enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
March 20, 2020
How Will the Coronavirus Affect Phoenixs Homeless Population?
As the city of Phoenix continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, many of the city’s homeless population are at risk for contracting the virus — and possibly spreading it. So just how prepared is the city to cope with a possible influx of infections in this population?
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Cases On The Navajo Nation Grows To 14
The total number of coronavirus cases within the reservation has grown to 14, officials said late Thursday. A shelter-in-place order has been issued to the Chilchinbeto community in northern Arizona. President Jonathan Nez said the order may be applied to the entire Navajo Nation if reports become widespread.
March 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches
This week, feminist groups in Sonora released a public statement denouncing attacks, threats and intimidation against participants during and after two women’s marches in Hermosillo this year.
March 20, 2020
Winslow Woman Told She Cant Get Tested For Coronavirus
The coronavirus continues to spread across Arizona and the nation, but not everyone who feels sick can get tested. Tera Miller of Winslow is one of these people.
March 20, 2020
Financial Impact To AZ From Border Closure Will Be Severe
The U.S. and Mexico announced the closing of the shared border to shoppers and tourists alike in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The response is intended not to shatter cross-border economies, but experts say the economic impact in Arizona is inescapable.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Schools Closed Until At Least April 10
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Friday that schools will be closed for an additional two weeks. Schools are now closed until April 10.
March 20, 2020
U.S., Arizona Extend Tax Filing Deadline To July 15
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Trump administration is moving back the deadline to file your federal taxes.
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths
Sonoran toll booths have been indefinitely shut down by protesters for nearly two years now. But travelers should expect to start paying tolls again as protesters leave to adhere to coronavirus distancing measures.
March 20, 2020
Hermosillo Ford Plant To Shutter 10 Days For Cleaning
The Ford Motor factory in Hermosillo, Sonora, is shutting down temporarily for a deep cleaning to protect workers from the coronavirus. After reopening, the number of shifts will halve to one.
March 20, 2020
Banner Health Blocks Most Visitors From All Locations
Banner Health has banned most visitors at its locations just a day after implementing hospital restrictions aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020

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