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North American border closures extended to June

May 19, 2020 The closure to nonessential travel started two months ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

House-backed HEROES Act proposes additional stimulus funds for tribes

May 19, 2020 If signed into law, the bill would include $20 billion for tribal governments plus funds for other tribal provisions.

Poll: Half of Arizonans think state is reopening too soon

May 19, 2020 More often than not, those polled expressed concern about the state moving too quickly to reopen.

Federal program for self-employed leads to jump in Arizona unemployment numbers

May 19, 2020 First-time claims rose as the program opened up benefits to the self-employed, contractors and workers in the gig economy.

Fentanyl deaths rising in Pima County

May 19, 2020 32 people have died so far this year.

Chinese relations enter Kelly-McSally Senate race

May 18, 2020 Republicans are going hard on China while claiming Democrats, including Mark Kelly, are soft on China.

More than 1,000 health care workers sign up for antibody tests in first afternoon

May 18, 2020 Doctors, nurses and first responders have been signing up since the UA made 250,000 tests available.

As if firefighting wasn’t dangerous enough, crews grapple with COVID-19

May 18, 2020 On top of a challenging fire season, officials also expect difficulties in observing distancing in a job that relies on face-to-face communication.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 18

May 18, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Coronavirus liability, community gardens, and more.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

May 18, 2020 Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Pima County libraries reopen with temporary COVID-19 measures

May 18, 2020 Guests can now pick up books they’ve placed on hold or use computers that have been spaced apart.

Gardening brings peace to some Tucsonans during pandemic

May 18, 2020 Community gardens provide a space for people to care for their mental health and for groups to address food insecurity.

New Pima regulations under scrutiny

May 15, 2020 AG Brnovich to rule on challenge by three Republican lawmakers

Some Pima County businesses reopen with precautions, others decide it’s too soon

May 15, 2020 How some business owners say they plan to protect the health of customers and employees.

UA virologist on protective measures individuals can take to slow spread of COVID-19

May 15, 2020 It comes as the Arizona's stay-at-home order expires.

Slowing the spread, businesses reopen, pandemic’s economic impact

May 15, 2020 Plus, what businesses and employers are liable for when it comes to preventing an outbreak.

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