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University of Arizona offering take home COVID-19 tests

More than half of campus is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Statewide emergency rental assistance lags while Pima County outperforms most of the country

A D.C. nonprofit found the state of Arizona has distributed less than 10% of its federal funds, while Pima County is closing in on 80%.

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk

State auditors are casting a critical eye at the Arizona database used for conducting background checks.

Arizona again reports over 3,000 additional COVID-19 cases

The additional 3,355 cases and 36 deaths increased the state’s pandemic totals to nearly 1,046,000 cases and nearly 19,200.

ICE detention center response to COVID-19 a look at future pandemic handling

The Office of Inspector General found ICE detention centers weren’t following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Ducey has encouraged people to get vaccinated but has worked aggressively to block mandates of all kinds.

The intersection of mental health and crime

A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.

Company to close pecan harvesting plant in southern Arizona

Farmers Investment Co. said processing pecans at the Sahuarita plant wasn't sustainable due to tariffs, low-cost competition from Mexican processors and financial impacts of COVID-19.

Sports betting to start in Arizona in time for NFL season

Betting will be allowed starting Thursday online and at locations in the Phoenix area.

State Rep. Roberts abruptly announces resignation

The Republican from Maricopa filed to run for reelection just two weeks ago.

State Sen. Engel resigns from Legislature to focus on congressional race

Engel is one of a handful of Democrats running in the primary for the Second Congressional District.

Mexico’s supreme court rules penalizing abortion is unconstitutional

In Mexico, only four of 32 states have broadly legalized abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Brnovich says City of Tucson can’t require COVID-19 vaccines

The Attorney General says the requirement violates state bans on vaccine mandates.

Pima County will raise health insurance costs for unvaccinated employees

County employees who have not gotten their shots will see a health insurance discount slashed and a new surcharge.

Arizona eldercare workers to see pay bump

Arizona Department of Economic Security announced $2.5 million program to increase wages

U.S., Mexico sign agreement on rights of workers in United States

New agreement focused on combatting discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American workers in the United States.

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