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Coronavirus is Arizona: Schools, teachers, face daunting reality amid extended school closures

PHOENIX — School districts and teachers across Arizona now have the daunting task of finding ways to meet the growing needs of their communities remotely for the rest of the school year. Josh Buckley is one of those teachers, working from home to support students in ways that go far beyond school work. “When the […]

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Arizona food banks see ‘unprecedented’ traffic as unemployment claims spike

CLOSE As an ever-increasing number of Arizonans file for unemployment benefits, food banks are seeing a sharp rise in the number of people coming to them for sustenance as the United States reports more cases of COVID-19 than any other country. Jerry Brown, director of public relations with St. Mary’s Food Bank, told The Arizona Republic […]

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Rocky women land former JC second-team All-American from Arizona

{{featured_button_text}} TUCSON, Ariz. — Shauna Bribiescas, a second-team NJCAA Division II All-American from Pima (Ariz.) Community College in 2018-19, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Rocky Mountain College women’s basketball team. Bribiescas’ choice was announced by NDNSports.com on Twitter on Monday. The 5-foot-11 post originally signed with Hawaii-Hilo in May 2019 and […]

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Tempe, Mesa close park amenities due to COVID-19 threat

The cities of Tempe and Mesa have both announced they will be closing city park amenities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo: City of Tempe) TEMPE/MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — The cities of Tempe and Mesa have both announced they will be closing city park amenities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. […]

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Arizona governor issues ‘stay-at-home’ order; will take effect close of business Tuesday

CLOSE Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issues a ‘stay at home’ order for residents on March 30, 2020, while also urging residents to keep active while practicing physical distancing. Arizona Republic Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, preventing Arizonans from leaving their residences except […]

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Arizona ‘snowbirds’ faced with tough decision as number of coronavirus cases continue to rise: Leave or stay

MESA, Ariz. — As the coronavirus outbreak continues across the country, many of Arizona’s winter visitors are being faced with a tough decision: Should they wait here in hopes that the disease passes or head back home in the middle of the pandemic? Raymond Green and his wife are so-called “snowbirds” from Canada. They had […]

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Mesa dentists return home after being quarantined on cruise ship in Brazil for over a week

CLOSE Jim Hasten and his wife Kathi were quarantined on the Silversea Silver Shadow for over a week after a guest tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo: Jim Hasten) After being quarantined for over a week on a cruise ship that had been docked in Recife, Brazil, Jim  and Kathi Hasten returned home to Arizona Monday. […]

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Arizona will get $4.2 billion from federal coronavirus stimulus bill, initial estimate finds

CLOSE Arizona could receive nearly $4.2 billion in federal aid to soften the impact of the coronavirus crisis, according to a preliminary analysis of the national stimulus package released Friday. Nearly $3 billion of that money would go directly to state and local governments to cover “necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency,” the early Joint […]

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Nearly 300 Americans stranded in Central America have been flown back to Arizona and other states on ICE deportation flights

CLOSE U.S. citizens line up to board a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aircraft to return to the county from Central America.  (Photo: ICE handout photo) Nearly 300 Americans stranded in Central America due to the spread of the coronavirus have returned to the U.S. this week aboard flights used by U.S. immigration authorities to […]

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Thousands of people line up for food from Mesa food bank

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