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'Die-in' protests UA reopening plans

Aug 14, 2020 Demonstrators want science-based plans and more transparency.

Cold case office for missing and murdered Indigenous peoples opens in Phoenix

Aug 14, 2020 The office is one of seven connected to a national MMIP task force called Operation Lady Justice.

Arizona plans to use federal unemployment supplement, but not add to it

Aug 14, 2020 A presidential order would add $300 dollars to state unemployment benefits.

Arizona construction contracts on the rise despite pandemic

Aug 14, 2020 Contracting revenue is up 20% from last year.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Aug 14, 2020 Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

OSIRIS-REx completes successful rehearsal above asteroid's surface

Aug 13, 2020 The mission is scheduled to collect a sample of material from the asteroid Bennu in October.

UA President Robbins optimistic about university COVID-19 test results

Aug 13, 2020 In a media briefing, Robbins also defended the UA's purchase of for-profit Ashford University.

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.

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