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A rental sign is posted in front of an apartment complex Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Phoenix. Housing advocacy groups have joined lawmakers lobbying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-era moratorium on evictions when it expires, when the 120-day order ending July 22 was supposed to ensure people would not lose their homes if they fell ill to COVID-19 or lost jobs in the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona ban on evictions set to end as heat, infections soar

Jul. 15, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Housing advocacy groups in Arizona have joined lawmakers in lobbying Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions, which will expire next week and allow authorities to start removing hundreds of renters in a state that's a national hot spot for both infections...

University of Arizona probing racist stickers on campus

Jul. 2, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona is investigating the appearance of racist stickers around campus that advocate white supremacy. Campus police say the stickers with hate messages were first reported on Tuesday. They have been spotted on utility poles, buildings and other exteriors. Initially...

The University of Arizona delays planned faculty furlough

Jul. 2, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona is delaying a furlough for faculty and staff that was to begin this week. The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday that UA President Robert Robbins put off the planned furlough at the last minute. Robbins said in a statement while the decision will cost the...

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey puts a face-covering back on after speaking about the latest coronavirus data at a news conference Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Virus spike halts some elective surgeries, bar faces charge

Jun. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Some Arizona hospitals halted elective surgeries Thursday and a Scottsdale nightclub faces what appears to be the first misdemeanor charge of failure to enforce social distancing polices as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases kept rising after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to lift...

Arizona history June 28-July 4

Jun. 24, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Sunday, June 28 On this date in 1888, The Phoenix Herald announced the arrival of 16 ostriches, delivered to M.E. Clanton who was establishing a local ostrich farm. On this date in 1909, the Tucson Citizen reported that a masked bandit held up a street car at the main gate of the University of Arizona and took a...

University neighbor group opposes sale of research farmland

Jun. 22, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A neighborhood association near the University of Arizona hopes to stop any future sale of farmland used for agricultural research. The Campus Farm Neighborhood Association in Tucson is concerned about a possible sale of the property occupied by the university’s Campus...

Pinal County board OKs plans for future technology corridor

Jun. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved agreements with two state universities related to the future Arizona Technology Corridor. Board members told the Casa Grande Dispatch that the corridor will highlight the county’s business clusters near the interstate highways...

Arizona paid over $500M in unemployment benefits last week

May. 20, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona paid $519 million in jobless benefit payments last week as the Department of Economic Security caught up with weeks of overdue benefits for thousands of applicants who are unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The department began reviewing applications and making payments...

Students start Spanish-language virus information campaign

May. 17, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An effort by University of Arizona students to provide coronavirus information to a Spanish-speaking community gained financial backing from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign launched by four of the university's College of Medicine-Tucson students also...