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Nearly 20,000 Arizona businesses received federal PPP loans

Aug 13, 2020 Construction and health care companies were some of the biggest beneficiaries.

Sonoran capital Hermosillo further loosens COVID-19 restrictions

Aug 13, 2020 The city is lifting a curfew on vehicle travel and allowing many nonessential businesses to reopen at reduced capacity.

Improving Arizona COVID-19 trends could drive testing declines, complacency

Aug 13, 2020 Experts say states need higher testing rates to gauge and improve COVID-19 responses.

Health experts: Proposed asylum change would fail to protect both public health and human rights

Aug 13, 2020 The proposed policy change would allow officials to turn away migrants deemed at risk of spreading disease.

Covid Watch app part of UA reentry plan

Aug 13, 2020 The smartphone app aids in contact tracing.

Sonora eases path for bacanora producers to sell products locally

Aug 13, 2020 A change allows authorized Bacanora producers to sell in shops for regional products without first having to obtain an expensive license.

News roundup: Drop in unemployment payments, Senate race tightens

Aug 12, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 12.

Arizona unemployment payments see large drop

Aug 12, 2020 Last week was the first week that people on unemployment did not get a $600 federal addition.

LGBTQ groups pressure Sonoran congress on marriage equality

Aug 12, 2020 An advocate says barriers to marriage make same-sex couples even more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

Aug 12, 2020 The surge follows skyrocketing unemployment in the state, as COVID-19 shutdowns have shuttered industries.

Child care centers outside of Tucson eligible for Pima County grants

Aug 12, 2020 The $2 million grant program will start accepting applications Friday.

Border wall groundwater pumping threatens to push endangered species to 'brink of extinction'

Aug 11, 2020 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials worry water pumping will deplete the San Bernardino Valley springs and aquifer.

Gap in U.S. Senate race narrows

Aug 11, 2020 Five points now separate the candidates in Arizona’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Pence Campaigns in Arizona

Aug 11, 2020 The Vice President stopped in Tucson to get the endorsement of the Arizona Police Association.

News roundup: Biden picks Harris for VP, Pence visits Tucson, no UA football this fall

Aug 11, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 11.

Census door-knocking starts today, facing tight deadline

Aug 11, 2020 The Census Bureau must count two in five Arizona households by Sept. 30.

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