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County Supervisor Richard Elias Dies

The long-time local official died early Saturday morning.

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.

Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel

Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.

Gov. Ducey expands unemployment access and extends tax deadline in Arizona

The governor announced Friday the state was loosening unemployment requirements and lining up state and federal tax deadlines.

Arizona extends school closure through April 10

The schools superintendent said leaders are also working to waive requirements for statewide tests.

COVID-19 updates in Spanish? Depends on where you look

The Pima County Health Department is providing Spanish-language materials on testing, isolating and more.

TUSD sending meals for school-aged kids to drop-off points

The extension of the school lunch program sends buses along routes to deliver breakfast and lunch.

Food bank starting 'drive-through' distribution and prepping for increased need

The organization also says it has increased its hygienic practices and canceled one of its top fundraising events of the year.

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