Stories tagged: "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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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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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’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

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$22 Million Latino Anti-Disinformation Campaign Wants to Debunk Vaccine Lies

While the presidential election may be over, Latinos are now exposed to lies about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Is Gov. Ducey Spending AZ’s COVID Relief Funds? Democratic Lawmakers Want Answers

Five Arizona Congressmembers are questioning how the governor is allocating $1.9 billion in federal money designed to provide relief during the pandemic. Arizona’s Democratic lawmakers are asking Gov. Doug Ducey for more transparency on how he has allocated relief funds for the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s five Congressional House Democrats sent Ducey a letter on...