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Arizona reports 2,970 more COVID-19 cases, most in 6 months

The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds also continued to climb on Thursday.

Banner leader says hospitals seeing sharp rise in COVID cases, especially among children

Banner Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel urged the public to get vaccinated to protect those who are too young.

Tucson voters will decide on raise for mayor, city council

Voters last approved a raise for the city's leaders in 1999.

University of Arizona will require masks indoors

ASU, NAU also announce mask requirements amid rising number of COVID-19 cases statewide.

How one grass at Saguaro National Park shows push and pull of climate change

If left unchecked, buffelgrass poses a tremendous fire danger to native plants and the homes nearby.

OSIRIS-REx helps scientists project asteroid orbits

Data shows that Bennu will eventually make a close fly-by of Earth.

Top Mexican official says loosening of border restrictions unlikely this month

Foreign secretary cites surge in coronavirus cases on both sides of the border.

Arizona state senator accused of molestation resigning

The Phoenix-area lawmaker faced growing calls to step down.

Deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border are on pace to set a new record

More than 140 sets of remains have been recovered from the Arizona desert so far this year.

Tohono O'odham Nation in high level of COVID -19 transmission

Tohono O'odham Nation Health Care recently reported almost 50% of the tribe's eligible residents were fully vaccinated.

Pima County overdose deaths on pace to surpass last year's record

Nearly 450 people died from overdoses across the county last year, county officials say this year that number could surpass 500.

Dozens of Arizona bridges in “poor” condition

New federal infrastructure dollars could help.

Arizona reports another 2,582 COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

Arizona has now hit a week of more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases a day.

Pima County supervisors vote down proposal to require vaccinations for employees

Board also rejected motion to require masks in all county schools.

Poverty in Mexico rose to nearly half the country in 2020

Nearly 20 percent are experiencing extreme poverty, according to new data.

UA to open with in-person classes

Arizona requirements keep the university from mandating vaccines and masks.

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