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The Sundt Foundation donated $26,000 to two nonprofits in Southern Arizona working to address increased needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Interfaith Community Services both received $13,000 in funding.

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The north side Omni Tucson National Resort reopened its doors earlier this week with a series of new safety and health rules in place, including expanding cleaning procedures, mandatory staff masks and gloves and physical distancing indicators.

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Don’t panic if you see fireworks tonight over the Oro Valley sky around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, it’s just the town testing this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display.

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• The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona had topped 15,000 as of Friday, May 22, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County had seen 1,974 of the state’s 15,606 confirmed cases. The coronavirus had killed 775 people statewide, including 174 in Pima Coun…

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According to the American Red Cross, blood is needed every two seconds, and a single donation can save three lives. Why not be a part of that life saving effort?

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The Pima County Department Environmental Quality has issued a warning for an elevated potential for ground-level ozone air pollution in the Tucson metro area for today, May 26.“People who are sensitive to air pollution may experience shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation, wheezing…

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Just because venues are closed doesn’t mean live shows aren’t taking place, and The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley is on a tear this summer, hosting several concerts a week in its parking lot.

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Banner Health announced a move to begin purchasing masks for the next for its facilities from domestic manufacturer Prestige Ameritech, the healthcare system announced in a Tuesday press release.

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The arts and crafts community around Cathey’s Sewing & Vacuum stores have kept busy during quarantine by sewing tens of thousands of masks for local hospitals, first responders and law enforcement.The Tucson-based business is welcoming volunteers to sew face masks for essential workers a…

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The YMCA in northwest Tucson reopened its doors to the community on Wednesday with added safety precautions and limited hours to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They plan to open their other locations using a similar strategy in the coming weeks.

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If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Trump administration has good news.

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PHOENIX – The Grand Canyon will reopen on a limited basis for Memorial Day weekend, a move critics call “premature” during the COVID-19 pandemic and “tone-deaf” in the face of startling infection rates in the neighboring Navajo Nation.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted an untold number of events and businesses throughout the nation, the census continued quietly in the background. While local census offices had to close and the national Census Bureau pushed back operational dates, the virus’ impact was lessened thanks to t…

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A new business initiative created by Local First Arizona aims to help regional businesses of all sizes find ways to adopt more environmentally responsible practices and become resilient in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Pima County employees who care for a child or vulnerable family member while still performing their work responsibilities can continue telecommuting, county administrator Chuck Huckelberry decided last week. It was a change of perspective for the county’s top official, who previously took a …

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• The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona had topped 14,000 as of Monday, May 18, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County had seen 1,825 of the state’s 14,170 confirmed cases. The coronavirus had killed 686 people statewide, including 157 in Pima Coun…

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While she may be Canyon del Oro High School’s valedictorian, Kaitlyn Hsu is quick to highlight the hard work, compassion and empathy of her fellow Dorados. In her eyes, this year’s graduating class is passionate and willing to go to great lengths to achieve their goals and do what they feel …

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Marana High School senior Jude Lykins set a goal for himself nearly four years ago when he received his first transcript as a freshman: Graduate at the top of your class. He was ranked eighth or ninth in his grade and didn’t really know what a “valedictorian” was, but he would not settle for…

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Retail establishments, office spaces and restaurants gradually began reopening in May as Gov. Doug Ducey loosened various emergency regulations and allowed his stay-at-home order to expire on May 15.