PHOENIX – Arizona has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in young people in the nation – driven in part, experts say, by a large population of children of color, who are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make them susceptible to the disease.
With 1,281 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 213,000 as of Friday, Sept. 18, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
WASHINGTON – A federal judge could decide next week whether to force the Census Bureau to extend its 2020 count for another month, but state and local groups working to ensure a high response rate said they are taking no chances.
WASHINGTON – Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay.
With 1,753 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 211,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 17, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
PHOENIX – While the Arizona Cardinals were led by second-year quarterback Kyler Murray and newcomer DeAndre Hopkins Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara, another performance stood out amid the absentee crowd.
PHOENIX – Refugees living in Arizona are struggling to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. In response, nonprofit organizations boosted assistance programs after they noticed more refugees losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Families say they also are struggling with complicated gover…
WASHINGTON – Just more than two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall.
A large bee hive has delayed the removal of several trees along Camino de la Tierra near Green Fields School.
With 695 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 210,000 as of Wednesday, Sept. 16, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Although the pandemic continues to upend festivities, you won't have to attend Tucson Meet Yourself exclusively through a computer screen. The Southwest Folklife Alliance recently announced that TMY 2020 will take place through the whole month of October, with dozens of online events and a h…
Tech Launch Arizona, which is responsible for commercializing many of the University of Arizona’s inventions and innovations, has set a new personal record for startups launched in a year, helping 19 startups during fiscal year 2020 and bringing Tech Launch’s total number of startups to more…
High school sports across Pima County are returning to practice in anticipation for the fall season after the Arizona Interscholastic Association gave the green light to proceed in early September as state metrics show COVID-19 cases on a downward trend.
On Sept. 3, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced six counties have reached the public health benchmarks to start hybrid in-person and online K-12 school instruction.
The Loft Cinema. Tucson’s favorite art and independent movie theatre is keeping busy by hosting multiple socially distanced film screenings. The Loft is streaming a wide variety of films on their website, which you can view from your own home. Streaming options include:
It's hardly a surprise to learn that going door-to-door with all your neighbors and collecting candy from communal bowls is a bad idea during a pandemic.
The Amphitheater School District board will review a reopening proposal during their meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 15. The proposal includes reopening school sites on Oct. 12 for a new hybrid in-person and online learning model for their K-12 students.
WASHINGTON – Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a vast improvement over the old process.
With 484 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases surpassed 209,000 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
PHOENIX – With polls showing him trailing in the state, President Donald Trump stopped in Phoenix on Monday to woo a key demographic that could make or break the November election and determine whether Arizona flips from red to blue: Hispanic voters.
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins and Pima County Public Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen today announced they are recommending a 14-day quarantine for students living on and off campus within a geographical boundary they have identified as showing high transmission of the…
With 213 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 208,000 as of Monday, Sept. 14, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In a Sept. 11 letter, Ward 3 councilman Paul Durham announced his plans to temporarily step down from his duties effective immediately.
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes’ opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.
WASHINGTON – Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes “at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them.”
PHOENIX – Arizona State University President Michael Crow defended the accuracy of the school’s updates on COVID-19 infection rates during a virtual news conference Wednesday, promising that cumulative numbers of cases would be added to the data sets going forward.
Last night, the board of Tucson’s largest public school district voted to move forward with a hybrid learning model on Monday, Oct. 19, if Pima County’s downward COVID-19 data trends continue.
With 461 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 207,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 10, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Editor’s Note: Coronavirus has devastated Native American communities and put a spotlight on some long-standing problems in Indian Country that have made this pandemic that much worse. But at the grassroots level, everyday heroes have stepped up to help. Part of a series.
As if 2020 wasn't already tough enough, data reported by the National Weather Service reveals that this August was the hottest month ever recorded in Tucson, beating the previous record held by … this July.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is in desperate need of wet cat food and is issuing a clarion call to the public for donations as pandemic pets continue to trickle into the shelter.
PHOENIX – Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported across the Navajo Nation in the previous 24 hours, the lowest number of daily cases on the reservation since an initial spike in May, tribal leaders said Tuesday in a virtual town hall.
PHOENIX – Some of the country’s biggest sporting events have taken place in the Valley of the Sun. The Super Bowl, College Football Playoff’s National Championship and the NCAA Men’s Final Four have all called Arizona home at least once since 2015, with some of them due to return in the next…
It’s been six months since March 9, when local officials including Tucson Mayor Regina Romero held a press conference, warning that the virus had arrived in Pima County.
Tucson Museum of Art. TMA is a local staple, and they’ve reopened this summer. In addition to things like mask requirements and sanitation stations, they’re requiring that you reserve your ticket for a two-hour time slot in advance online. Attendance is limited to 30 percent of its normal ca…
With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies spread throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting rece…
The U.S. Census Bureau’s recent decision to move up the 2020 census deadline from Oct. 31 to Sept. 30 was met with frustration and confusion by Pima County officials and data collectors. Now, local census volunteers and employees are working overtime to reach historically undercounted populations.
The Marana Town Council rejected the idea of participating in the payroll tax deferral program offered by the Trump administration.
Many out-of-work Arizonans will be trying to scrape by on just $240 this week once a federal program aimed at helping those who don’t qualify for unemployment benefits runs out of money before federal lawmakers pass new relief measures.
The Town of Marana has reached several milestones recently, most notably reaching 50,000 residents at the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be a fast-growing community, and we look forward to Marana’s continued development…
The Town of Marana has enjoyed strong tax revenues over the past few months despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on the larger economy.