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Tohono O'odham Nation rolling out vaccine incentive program

Sep 14, 2021 The nation is offering qualified tribal members $400 if they can prove they're fully vaccinated by mid-November.

Arizona reports 2,609 new COVID-19 cases, 117 deaths

Sep 14, 2021 Number of new deaths is the most in a single day since February.

ICE detention center response to COVID-19 a look at future pandemic handling

Sep 11, 2021 The Office of Inspector General found ICE detention centers weren’t following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The intersection of mental health and crime

Sep 10, 2021 A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Sep 9, 2021 Ducey has encouraged people to get vaccinated but has worked aggressively to block mandates of all kinds.

Arizona health officials report 2,222 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Sep 8, 2021 Though 56% of Pima County residents are fully vaccinated, health officials say the rate is increasing too slowly.

Mexico’s supreme court rules penalizing abortion is unconstitutional

Sep 8, 2021 In Mexico, only four of 32 states have broadly legalized abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Arizona eldercare workers to see pay bump

Sep 7, 2021 Arizona Department of Economic Security announced $2.5 million program to increase wages

Banner UMC opens new exam site for survivors of sexual violence

Sep 3, 2021 The new site increases access to forensic exam sites, which were previously only available at Tucson Medical Center.

Tucson Medical Center loses part of its opioid suit

Sep 1, 2021 The Arizona Supreme Court rules the hospital cannot sue pharmacies.

Hospitalization rare in Pima County for COVID cases in vaccinated population

Aug 31, 2021 Hospitalizations for children also remain low.

Arizona surpasses milestone of 1 million COVID-19 cases

Aug 27, 2021 Health officials on Friday reported 3,707 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Discovery of high levels of an enzyme in deadly COVID-19 cases could lead to a plan to save lives

Aug 26, 2021 UA researcher surprised to find high amounts of the human enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom known to 'shred' bacteria and viruses.

Governor taps new leader for health department; Carmona to serve as advisor

Aug 26, 2021 Dr. Cara Christ, face of state's pandemic response, will step down Aug. 27.

Tucson bishop tells clergy not to grant religious exemptions to vaccine, mask requirements

Aug 26, 2021 Bishop says objections to taking a vaccine or wearing a mask are unrelated to the Catholic faith.

Navajo Nation requiring workers to get a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Aug 23, 2021 The mandate says employees from a variety of departements be fully vaccinated by late September.

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