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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

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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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Physicians, Pro-Choice Advocates Sue Over Laws Criminalizing Some Abortions in Arizona

Arizona doctors and abortion rights advocates are suing to block what they’re calling “drastic” and unlawful abortion proposals that were passed by Republican lawmakers earlier this year.

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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.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Among 12 GOP Governors Asking Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Twelve Republican governors, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, called on the US Supreme Court Thursday to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Where to Find the Hundreds of Heat Relief Stations Hidden Throughout the Valley

Local organizations have created a number of free resources available for cooling off and staying hydrated.

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Laboring To Remain Healthy: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Arizona Farmworkers

More than 7,200 Arizona agricultural workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to wipe the sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long,...