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Local law enforcement condemn police actions in death of George Floyd

May 29, 2020 Pima County and Tucson officials spoke out against the actions of officers in Minneapolis. Phoenix protesters took to the streets.

Departing Pima County health director thanks community for its response to crisis

May 29, 2020 Theresa Cullen is taking over for Interim Director Bob England, who became a face of the county's coronavirus response.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe pushes distanced voting in Monday’s council election

May 29, 2020 The tribe is offering a few voting options to minimize risk to voters during the pandemic.

Tucson City Council splits over COVID-19 grant money

May 29, 2020 The council voted 4-3 to prioritize social issues.

Local student podcasters garner national attention

May 29, 2020 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.

Groups allege attempted sale of saguaros from border wall; ask state to investigate

May 28, 2020 A letter calls on the state to look into a border wall subcontractor and documentation around cacti impacted by construction.

UA hurricane forecasters map summer season

May 28, 2020 The team has predicted 10 hurricanes for the North Atlantic, and drier summer for Southern Arizona.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 28

May 28, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Return to school, sanitation tunnels, Grand Canyon.

Schools will reopen in fall, youth sports a go, says Gov. Ducey

May 28, 2020 The state is releasing guidance on youth activities and schools in the coming days.

Arizona sues Google over location tracking practices

May 28, 2020 The state says the tech giant illegally collected location data.

Arizona cities, counties to get $441 million in direct COVID-19 relief funds

May 28, 2020 Gov. Ducey said the $441 million in the AZCares Fund should be in local governments’ hands as early as Thursday.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 27

May 27, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: ICE detention, UA, nursing home data.

UA continues preparations to bring students back

May 27, 2020 Officials have about two months to decide whether or not the university will hold in-person classes.

Immigration advocates: Exposure to COVID-19 higher than reported in ICE detention

May 27, 2020 Tucson legal aid group says a third of their clients tested positive for the virus once released.

As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

May 27, 2020 One official called Arizona Memorial Day weekend crowds "off the charts," leading to worries over increased spread of the virus.

Arizona Legislature ends session

May 26, 2020 Senate leaders had planned to take up several bills, but the final day didn’t go as planned.

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