Stories tagged: "covid"


Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.

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Maricopa County Fair Returns After Two-Year Pandemic Hiatus

“We didn’t have any business for two years, so we are very happy to get back at it.”

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Arizona Unemployment Hits ‘Historic’ Low

Arizona’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in March, the lowest rate in almost a half-century.

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Arizona’s Public Universities Lift Mask Requirements Under New CDC Guidelines

The University of Arizona will lift its indoor mask requirement beginning March 21, following similar moves by Arizona’s other two public universities.

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Flu Down for Second Year; Reason May Be as Plain as the Mask on Your Face

“The obvious answer is because of mitigation factors, the same thing that prevent you from getting COVID prevent you from getting the flu.”

framed photos of people lost to COVID set up on a table with flowers
Arizonans Come Together to Remember Those Lost to COVID-19

Community members gathered at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe on Monday to honor the nearly 28,000 Arizonans who have died from COVID-19.

Larry White in front of a Lo-Lo's restaurant
More Than Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Larry White’s Big Plans to Carry on His Family’s Legacy

The Copper Courier sat down with the owner of Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles to talk about his family’s legacy of food in Phoenix, and his plans for the future.