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Governor allows world's oldest rodeo to proceed
Unclear whether spectators can attend

The "world's oldest rodeo" can take place as scheduled this summer despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

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Governor, ADHS director: School to start on time in August
Classes to begin regardless of COVID-19 circumstances

Arizona schools will reopen late this summer, pretty much no matter what is going on with COVID-19, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday.

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Arizona added 501 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The state’s Health Services Department also confirmed 26 coronavirus deaths between Wednesday and Thursday.

By Dan Engler May 28, 2020
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Tested on May 16 at one of the Spectrum blitz testing days, Shaw got word three days later she was positive. At the time she was asymptomatic positive, meaning positive yet showing no signs.

By Bill Helm May 28, 2020
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Wednesday’s COVID-19 report from the Arizona Department of Health Services is a classic good-news, bad-news story.

By Dan Engler May 27, 2020
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State senators finally pulled the plug Tuesday on the legislative session, leaving unresolved the question of whether businesses should get special protection from COVID-19 lawsuits.

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Another 24,723 Arizonans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits this past week.

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With still no evidence of a decline in the acceleration of COVID-19 cases in Arizona, the state’s Department of Health Services reported 431 new cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the state’s total caseload to 16,039.

By Dan Engler May 23, 2020
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State representatives voted Thursday along party lines to put new hurdles in the path of people suing businesses, churches and schools over COVID-19 claims.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 418 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the state’s total caseload to 15,315. In addition, ADHS reported 16 coronavirus deaths in the past day, bringing the state’s death count to 763.

By Dan Engler May 21, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 43 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. That pushes the state’s coronavirus death tally to 747 as the overall Arizona caseload has grown to 14,987.

By Dan Engler May 20, 2020
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Arizona House to focus on non-COVID issues
Republicans begin pushing other measures

Arizona House Republicans thwarted a bid by Democrats on Tuesday to shut down regular legislative business and focus only on issues related to COVID-19.

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Another 31,901 Arizonans applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week.

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As of Tuesday morning, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 14,000 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the state, with 41 percent of those cases involving patients age 65 or older.

By Jason W. Brooks May 19, 2020
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Arizona positive-test ratio for COVID-19 drops to 5.9%
6,918 new cases in Arizona so far this month

Three consecutive weekends of COVID-19 “blitz” testing has resulted in a marked increase in Arizona’s caseload numbers.

By Dan Engler May 19, 2020
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City of Sedona opens some facilities
Playgrounds, pool still closed

With Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home executive order expiring on May 15, the City of Sedona will incrementally resume in-person services beginning Monday, May 18.

By Staff report May 18, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services documented 1,001 new COVID-19 positive tests over the weekend and 35 deaths.

By Dan Engler May 18, 2020
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As if fighting wildfires wasn’t dangerous enough, firefighters now have to worry about COVID-19 while they’re on the job, making for what fire officials say will be the “most challenging season we’re going to have.”

By McKenzie Sadeghi, Cronkite News May 15, 2020
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Three days after Gov. Doug Ducey announced he would let Arizona’s stay-at-home directive expire, the state’s Department of Health Services has reported 1,433 new COVID-19 cases and 89 deaths.

By Dan Engler May 15, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey is telling business owners that their ability to remain open — and the future of the Arizona economy — is going to depend on how well they follow the voluntary protocols designed to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19.

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The operations of the collection site at Verde Valley Medical Center, which opened March 26, will change beginning Monday, May 18.

May 14, 2020
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Arizona COVID-19 death count now stands at 624
12,674 confirmed positive tests in Arizona

In the two days since Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded Arizona’s stay-at-home directive, the state’s Department of Health Services has reported 938 new COVID-19 cases and 62 deaths.

By Dan Engler May 14, 2020
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Mingus Mountain Academy has reported 84 out of 141 students have tested positive for coronavirus as of Wednesday, according to Yavapai County Community Health Services spokesperson Terri Farneti. Twenty staff members have also tested positive, she reported Thursday morning.

By Vyto Starinskas May 14, 2020
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One juvenile at the Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 during a precautionary test for all juveniles being held at the Prescott facility.

May 14, 2020
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Arizona groups still trying to put a measure on the November ballot are going to have to try to get needed signatures the old fashioned face-to-face way -despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

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One day after Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded Arizona’s stay-at-home directive, the state’s Department of Health Services reported 440 new COVID-19 cases and 32 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours.

By Dan Engler May 13, 2020
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Come midnight Friday night, Arizonans will no longer be living under a stay-at-home order.

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Two Verde Valley bands are set to perform a concert Saturday to benefit five favorite eateries that have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jason W. Brooks May 12, 2020
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Yavapai County COVID-19 caseload moves past 200 mark
41 cases confirmed in Verde Valley

With 25 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, Yavapai County now has documented more than 200 COVID-19 cases.

By Dan Engler May 12, 2020
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I want to recognize that we are all in this same pandemic storm, however, as many have already observed … we are not all in the same boat.

By Charlie German: Mayor, Town of Camp Verde May 12, 2020

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