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Arizona schools chief on concerns as pandemic disruptions endure

Jan 25, 2021 State Supt. Kathy Hoffman says about 65,000 fewer students are enrolled in public schools than normal.

Arizona reports 7,217 new COVID-19 cases and 68 more deaths

Jan 24, 2021 State again leads the nation in weekly COVID-19 infection rate

Understanding the state’s role in Arizona COVID vaccine distribution

Jan 24, 2021 A discussion with Arizona Dept. of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ.

Gov. Ducey says he will not run for senate seat in 2022

Jan 23, 2021 Many had expected him to challenge for Mark Kelly's seat two years from now

Education notebook: Campaign to vaccinate educators underway, school reopenings remain uncertain

Jan 23, 2021 A look back at this week's education stories in Southern Arizona and the state.

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Jan 23, 2021 Poor communication, misinformation and lack of trust create fear and uncertainty

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, begins recreational sales

Jan 22, 2021 State issues initial 86 licenses in 9 counties

Efforts to expand COVID vaccine access in Pima County

Jan 22, 2021 Tony Paniagua reports on where new sites are popping up.

Expanding vaccinations, education priorities, political unity

Jan 22, 2021 Plus, hearing from new Pima County Supervisor Matt Heinz.

Monitors head to the border after order to halt the wall

Jan 22, 2021 On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order halting all border wall construction

Vaccine appointment error fixed, more vaccines headed to Pima County

Jan 22, 2021 The county says 77,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be in hand next week, the 'vast majority' going to new appointments.

Arizona pandemic toll tops 12,000 deaths, over 700,000 cases

Jan 22, 2021 More than 8,000 new cases reported statewide since yesterday, with nearly 230 new deaths

Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Jan 22, 2021 Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

News roundup: Vaccine shortage threatens Pima County, local curfew paused by courts

Jan 21, 2021 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 21.

Proposed Tucson Police raise draws objections

Jan 21, 2021 Advocacy groups assail proposed double-digit pay increase.

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