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The Latest: W.Va. lifts loosens rule on mask use in gyms

Apr. 19, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s governor is lifting the limit on the number of people who can gather for social events and has tweaked the state’s face-covering mandate to allow people to exercise indoors without masks. Before Monday’s action, Gov. Jim Justice...

Arizona issues 13 more licenses for marijuana dispensaries

Apr. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials on Monday issued 13 more licenses for marijuana stores in eight rural counties as the state expands access to recreational marijuana approved by voters last year. Accountants hired by the Arizona Department of Health Services used a...

Arizona governor orders 'vaccine passport' ban for the state

Apr. 19, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey used his executive powers Monday to prohibit local and regional governments from making “vaccine passports" a requirement for people to enter businesses or get services, calling it an encroachment on the private medical information of Arizona residents. ...

Navajo Nation reports no COVID-19 related deaths for 9th day

Apr. 19, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported finding no new COVID-19 related deaths for the ninth consecutive day. The tribe reported four new confirmed coronavirus cases, but no additional deaths on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona,...

Virus relief funds Arizona school counselors, social workers

Apr. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal coronavirus relief funding will help schools hire 140 counselors and social workers as children return to classrooms with pandemic-induced stresses and isolation, Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman said Monday. Hoffman said the $21 million plan...

More migrants dying since push into remote, hostile regions

Apr. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Migrants trekking across the Arizona borderlands have died at higher rates in the past two decades since stepped up enforcement began funneling them into remote, hostile desert and mountain regions, a sweeping new analysis concluded Monday. The report by...

Plane wreckage found in Arizona; 2 Californians aboard dead

Apr. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — The wreckage of a small plane was found Monday in northern Arizona and its two occupants from California were confirmed dead, authorities said. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said deputies received a report Sunday night of an overdue...

Tempe police: Man arrested in fatal stabbing of girlfriend

Apr. 19, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at a Tempe apartment complex’s clubhouse, police said Monday. They said 23-year-old Mason Nez was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. ...

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr. 19, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and...

Bumgarner back on track as Arizona beats Washington 5-2

Apr. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had his best outing of the season, allowing a run over five innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-2 Sunday after Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch. Bumgarner (1-2) gave up just two hits and dropped...