Coronavirus


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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Arizona Paid Out $16 Billion in Unemployment Over the Pandemic. Scammers Got Nearly 30% of It.

Most of that money is probably lost forever because it was siphoned off by out-of-state or overseas scammers.

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Copper Food Truck Friday: Valley Trucks to Check out for Meals on the Go

Amid Arizona's third wave of the pandemic, we're highlighting some of the mobile food and beverage options available around the Valley.

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Arizona Becomes 13th State to Pass 1 Million Cases of COVID-19

Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday while contending with a new spike, becoming the 13th state to reach the grim milestone.

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Tucson Cathedral Welcomes Return of Mariachi Mass After Silence During COVID Pandemic

After more than a year of silence due to the pandemic, mariachis are back playing Sunday services at Tucson’s St. Augustine Cathedral.

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Cha Cha’s Tea Lounge Made it Through COVID Lockdown. Then the Monsoon Came.

ChaCha’s Tea Lounge just celebrated moving into a new space but has had to shut down indefinitely after losing power. 

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Arizona’s Governor Blocked Public Schools From Requiring Masks. Several Districts Are Requiring Them Anyway.

Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.