News roundup: AZ unemployment on the rise, Ducey says state will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

AZ unemployment claims continue to grow

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits in Arizona grew by 30,000.

Scottsdale mayor lifts mask mandate

Two Arizona health care providers oppose the move.

Governor says Indigenous Peoples' Day to be celebrated in 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation recognizing the 'historic injustices suffered by Indigenous people.'

Once abandoned, downtown high-rise project gets final approval from Rio Nuevo

The 20-story tower will be Tucson’s second-tallest.
IN DEPTH

Army veteran hopes to unseat congressional veteran

Brandon Martin hopes to win Arizona’s Second Congressional District.

Congressional veteran hopes for another term

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is running for her sixth term in the U.S. House.

'Feels like the end of the world': Tucson grapples with record heat during pandemic

The desert community has faced both soaring temperatures and life under the coronavirus, as some work to mitigate the impact of a warmer future.

Heat, COVID-19 and isolation put mobile home parks at risk

Ten percent of metro Tucsonans live in manufactured housing. But residents there face risks made worse by COVID-19 and record heat.
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