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Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Greg Hess goes over daily death numbers at the medical examiner's office, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona has seen a 20% rise in its overall number of deaths in the first seven months of 2020 - and not all of them have been directly attributed to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Pima County Medical Examiners Hit With Sharp Increase in COVID-19 Cases

As the nation enters a third year under the threat of COVID-19, Arizona medical examiners say they are struggling to keep up with rising caseloads driven largely by rising deaths from the virus at a time when there is a shortage in forensic pathologists.

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Republican States Win Delay, for Now, in White House Plan to End COVID Restrictions at Border

The law, known as Title 42, has been used to turn away more than 1.8 million migrants since it was invoked in March 2020.

Nationally, food service added 61,000 jobs in March, the most of any industry, but total bar and restaurant employment was still below pre-pandemic levels. In this 2017 photo, Jose Rojas prepares food for the Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at the Devour Culinary Classic in Phoenix. (Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News)
Arizona Jobless Rate Continues Decline, Fell to Lowest Rate in 15 Years

The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007.

The Washingon protest calling for an end to Title 42 was one of several held around the U.S. and in Mexico, including rallies scheduled for Phoenix and Nogales on Monday, the second anniversary of the rule. (Photo by Camila Pedrosa/Cronkite News)
Protests Demand End to ‘Horrible’ Rule Used To Expel 1.7 Million Migrants

“We all know why we are here today: The horrible Title 42 policy … is blocking asylum,” said a grassroots coordinator at the United Church of Christ.

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A Year Later, Arizona City Officials Call American Rescue Plan Aid a Lifesaver

Arizona city officials are praising the American Rescue Plan a year after it passed for bringing much-needed funding to municipalities during the pandemic.

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Pandemic-Era Policy to Turn Away Unaccompanied Minors at Border Officially Ends

But with 1.5 million migrants turned away under Title 42—more than 1 million since President Joe Biden took office—Democrats said it’s past time to end the practice altogether.

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As Assistance for Renters Still Lags, Fears of Eviction Rise in Arizona

The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance has not reached renters fast enough.