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DACA recipients search for answers among local and federal measures to ease impact of pandemic

Recipients of the Obama-era program for immigrant youth say questions remain for mixed immigration status families

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, March 31

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: High school graduation, 3D-printed masks, and more.

Tohono O'odham Nation rules aim to slow the spread of COVID-19

An executive order issued Monday issues a stay-at-home order, a curfew and restrictions who can enter the Nation.

Plan temporarily suspends Arizona evictions and foreclosures, governor says

Rent and mortgage payments are due, as residents start to feel the financial impact of COVID-19.

Despite school closure, high school seniors will get to graduate

Whether or not they collect their diplomas in a cap and gown is up in the air.

UA team developing 3D-printed masks to protect doctors against coronavirus

The team is responding to an anticipated shortage of masks at Banner University Medical Center.

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Gov. Ducey issues stay-at-home order for Arizona

The executive order is effective Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, March 30

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: School closure extended, hospital bed capacity, and more.

Navajo Nation enacting curfew to stem coronavirus spread

Navajo Nation President “gets stern” and tells people to stay home as COVID-19 cases climb above 100.

UA psychology professor offers tips for navigating uncertainty of coronavirus

The first piece of advice? Lower the expectations you put on yourself and others.

Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora

The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.

Arizona schools will stay closed through the end of the school year

Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman made the announcement Monday morning.

Arizona hospital group says target for adding beds is a tall order, but possible

The governor has ordered hospitals to increase bed capacity by 50% by the end of April.

Arizonans take to internet to urge Gov. Ducey to issue shelter-in-place order

An online petition had garnered more than 180,000 signatures as of Monday morning.

Painting studio moves online as COVID-19 forces businesses to close or evolve

The 8-year-old Creative Juice is offering free classes on Facebook, as many businesses adapt to closures and distancing measures.

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