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DACA recipients search for answers among local and federal measures to ease impact of pandemic

Recipients of the Obama-era program for immigrant youth say questions remain for mixed immigration status families

Plan temporarily suspends Arizona evictions and foreclosures, governor says

Rent and mortgage payments are due, as residents start to feel the financial impact of COVID-19.

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Gov. Ducey issues stay-at-home order for Arizona

The executive order is effective Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Arizona hospital group says target for adding beds is a tall order, but possible

The governor has ordered hospitals to increase bed capacity by 50% by the end of April.

County Supervisor Richard Elías dies

The long-time local official died early Saturday morning.

Spotlight Session: John Coinman

Also on Arizona Spotlight: how to build community resilience in the midst of the crisis.

Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures

Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.

Arizona health director expects COVID-19 illnesses to peak in April, hospitalizations in May

Gov. Ducey on Thursday issued an order to hospitals to develop plans to increase capacity.

Arizona jobless claims skyrocket, as coronavirus starts to hit economy

The Department of Economic Security says it's working to get benefits to people, as claims neared almost 30,000 last week.

Health officials emphasize importance of mental health amid social distancing

A Pima County official said people need to remember that social distancing does not mean emotional isolation.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Pima County, state, with more expected

The Arizona Health Services Department reported five deaths in the state, including Pima County's first.

Gov. Ducey defends lack of Arizona lockdown

While other states have issued stay-at-home orders, Ducey said it is not needed yet in Arizona.

Corporation Commission member urges 2050 clean energy target

The member of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants utilities to use 100% clean energy by 2050.

What "The Decameron", a Medieval Italian masterpiece, can tell us about life during a pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why a Tucsonan named Taylor chose to get involved in the conflict in Syria; and Frank Figliuzzi speaks on putting Taylor's story in context with U.S. foreign policy.

UA student tests positive for COVID-19, describes experience

The student, who is recovering in quarantine, says she was tested because she had asthma.

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