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Unemployment payments straining Arizona budget

Unemployment payments are up $21 million over the previous week.

UA, state health agency partner on antibody tests

250,000 tests are being developed for medical personnel.

Gun sales rose to record levels in March, as COVID-19 fears climbed

Arizona saw more than 80,000 firearm background checks in March, more than doubling February's numbers.

Biden leads Trump in Arizona poll

The Democratic challenger has a 9-point lead over the Republican incumbent.

State map showing coronavirus cases by ZIP 'pretty much meaningless,' Pima County Health director says

Bob England says the map mostly shows where some limited groups have been tested, not the spread of the virus.

Health Department: Arizona hospitals have 1,000 ICU beds, 3,000 regular beds

There are state and federal plans to increase capacity if need be.

Budget committee projects possible $1B Arizona shortfall due to coronavirus

The committee director emphasized the projection is speculation due to uncertainty around the impacts of the virus.

Possible enrollment declines due to coronavirus could mean trouble for UA bottom line

Out-of-state and international students account for a large portion of the university's tuition revenue.

UA president sets goal of testing whole campus community for COVID-19 antibodies

President Robert Robbins says the testing will be crucial in determining when to reopen campus.

Grijalva: Legislation would address disparities in COVID-19 relief for immigrant families

A discussion with the Southern Arizona Democrat about a bill he says would expand access to testing and aid.

Groups say Border Patrol's accelerated deportations are sending migrants to ill-equipped border towns

The agency is using an emergency protocol to send migrants back across the border in a matter of minutes.

Lawsuits challenging border wall funding can move forward, judge rules

A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled two lawsuits brought by environmental groups will be allowed to continue.

Kirkpatrick calls for answers on fate of A-10s at Davis-Monthan

The congresswoman sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for an explanation about what she understands is a plan to retire 42 of the aircraft.

Arizona's first-time unemployment claims neared 130,000 last week

Data also show that total payments for the week topped $5.5 million, a nearly $2.3 million increase.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Ducey orders barber shops, nail salons to close

The governor "clarified" his executive order following criticism.

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