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Yuma County tribes use messaging, testing to beat back COVID-19 amid surge

Fort Yuma Health Center said the start of the surge was "scary," but they were prepared.

Scientists: Border wall construction wreaking havoc at Quitobaquito Springs

More than two dozen ecologists, biologists and hydrologists say the desert oasis is in worse shape than ever.

Tohono O'odham Nation hopes COVID-19 curve is flattening following spike

After instating another stay-at-home order, the nation says it has recently seen weekly numbers start to decrease.

'A worst-case scenario': Leaks, dust, water pumping and drought plague Quitobaquito

Border-hugging spring and its pond are sacred to Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham communities

House passes defense spending bill banning new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

The Senate version of the bill does not include the ban on new uranium mines.

Guadalupe: A town hit hard by COVID-19

Locals say families have been struggling in the small town, which recently had one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in Maricopa County.

Tribal nations partner with Arizona National Guard for mass COVID-19 testing

This week's events will be in the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Cibecue and Whiteriver.

Analysis: Native Americans infected with COVID-19 at higher rates in Arizona

Indigenous people were disproportionately impacted by the virus in many of the state's counties in the first months of the pandemic.

White Mountain Apache Tribe shuts down reservation to stop coronavirus

About one-eighth of the 13,500 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

AZ Indigenous Peoples' Caucus urges state to rename Columbus Day

The group said the move would contribute to other movements fighting for racial, social and historical justice.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Local tribal casinos describe reopening during a pandemic

Those headed to tribal casinos in Southern Arizona can expect to wear a mask and navigate plexiglass barriers.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

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