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Maricopa County Constable Explains How She Tries to Stop Evictions

Even with pandemic-era protections to help renters facing eviction, hundreds of eviction notices are served to Arizona tenants every week.

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University Researchers Recommend 3-Week Shutdown, Mask Order

Without such steps, “it would be akin to facing a major forest fire without evacuation orders.” The coronavirus outbreak’s current surge will present Arizona with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate, university researchers said. Without...

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Lost on the Front Lines: Healthcare Workers in Southwest Who Died Fighting COVID-19

Reporters spoke with loved ones of healthcare workers across the country have risked their lives to care for COVID-19 patients.

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Rise in COVID-19 Cases Could Push Arizona’s Hospitals—and Staff—to Their Limits

Health experts worry that with widespread surges of the virus happening nationwide, there won't be enough healthcare workers to go around.

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are at Their Worst Since July. Ducey Still Says No Shutdown.

Arizona’s COVID-19 case counts are reaching levels not seen since the peak over the summer, yet Gov. Ducey maintains that a shutdown isn't in the plans.

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This Navajo School District and Its Students Are Fighting to Bring Back Normal

The risk of returning to class is greater on the reservation, and the price of keeping schools closed is steeper. One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only parent died of...

Two passengers wearing face coverings wait for a flight at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Phoenix. The coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant decrease in air travel. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Viral Video Shows Packed Phoenix Airport as CDC Begs People to Stay Home

Sunday was the single-busiest day for airports in the country since the pandemic took hold in the United States in March.