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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.

PAC-12 cancels fall sports

Aug 11, 2020 Member universities including the University of Arizona will shutter their programs until 2021.

Navajo Nation president asks for leniency for federal death row inmate

Aug 11, 2020 Lezmond Mitchell is the sole Native American under a federal death sentence in the United States.

It's still unsafe to reopen schools for in-person learning, Pima County health experts say

Aug 11, 2020 The county isn't yet meeting any of its targets for containing the coronavirus.

Prisoners worry as COVID-19 spreads behind bars

Aug 10, 2020 More than 500 prisoners at one Tucson unit have tested positive.

Local church wants to open free COVID-19 test site

Aug 10, 2020 The church must get 50 people to pre-register before the event.

News roundup: Signs of virus slowing, crime in Tucson falls

Aug 10, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 10.

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