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'Feels like the end of the world': Tucson grapples with record heat during pandemic

Sep 3, 2020 The desert community has faced both soaring temperatures and life under the coronavirus, as some work to mitigate the impact of a warmer future.

Heat, COVID-19 and isolation put mobile home parks at risk

Sep 2, 2020 Ten percent of metro Tucsonans live in manufactured housing. But residents there face risks made worse by COVID-19 and record heat.

A 'collision of crises' is leaving thousands in Tucson struggling with electric bills

Sep 1, 2020 Record heat, unemployment and a pandemic are adding to household financial troubles.

Remembering Lute Olson

Aug 30, 2020 The former UA basketball coach is dead at 85.

Former Republican Senator Flake endorses Biden

Aug 24, 2020 The former US Senator said, “decency shouldn’t be that hard.”

Arizona’s long history with voting by mail

Aug 21, 2020 Arizona voters have cast ballots by mail for nearly three decades.

Asylum seekers describe self-harm, faulty COVID-19 response at ICE detention center

Aug 20, 2020 As a federal report faults ICE's complaint-handling process in detention, a letter from Eloy describes a facility on the brink.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe continues effort to restore former early voting site

Aug 20, 2020 The site established in 2010 was closed down by the Pima County Recorder's Office about a month before the 2018 primary.

'We are not animals': Letter details how Tucson prison became COVID-19 hot spot

Aug 18, 2020 In a 22-page letter, a military veteran incarcerated at ASPC-Tucson describes a chaotic pandemic behind bars.

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.

Nearly 20,000 Arizona businesses received federal PPP loans

Aug 13, 2020 Construction and health care companies were some of the biggest beneficiaries.

Life on the line: Pandemic fuels social movement in Sonoran border town

Aug 10, 2020 Some residents in the border town of Sonoyta decided they were done weathering a global health crisis without basic health care.

Sun Tran regains riders, but faces an uncertain future

Aug 7, 2020 Transit advocates say federal funding is key to the agency's future.

As pandemic drags on, Sonoran businesses face tough choices

Aug 5, 2020 Critics say government at all levels should be doing more to aid businesses and workers during the crisis.

Where the Constitution and COVID-19 intersect

Aug 3, 2020 A group of law professors at the UA explore constitutional law in the pandemic.

In Colorado, your stool is a tool in the fight against coronavirus

Jul 31, 2020 To track the next coronavirus outbreak, Western states look to the sewers.

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