Stories tagged: "Maricopa County"


Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a worker restocks products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘Getting Sick Every Day’: Arizona Grocery Store Workers Want to Know When They Will Be Vaccinated

Food service workers were deemed essential during the early stages of the pandemic, but most are still not prioritized for vaccination.

Dr Christian Bime, ICU Medical Director at Banner
The Worst Is Over: Health Experts Optimistic as COVID Spread Declines as Vaccine Rolls Out

Arizona’s COVID-19 cases have dropped significantly as vaccination efforts have spread rapidly across the state.

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More Tenants Attending Maricopa County Eviction Hearings Now That They’re Remote

The county’s usual “failure to appear” rate for tenants in eviction cases is around 36%. However, the average for this year is only about 25%. When the pandemic began early this year, Maricopa County and other court systems moved to remote procedures to keep everyone safe.  For eviction hearings, tenants, landlords, attorneys, and justices of...

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1 in 10 Maricopa County Residents Have Likely Had COVID-19, New Study Finds

Experts say Maricopa County could be headed for a “hospital crisis” at this rate.

Constable Darlene Martinez in uniform
Maricopa County Constable Discusses Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Photo by Gage Skidmore
How Maricopa County Elections Went From DOJ Investigation in 2016 to Smooth Sailing in 2020

Under Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County elections transformed from problem-plagued debacles to successful even during a global pandemic.

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Black Arizonans Say More Diverse Leadership Has Been a Long Time Coming

Maricopa County not only shifted blue in the 2020 presidential and Senate elections, but it is also edged toward a more diverse leadership.