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The chief clinical officer at the state's largest hospital network said Friday that Arizona is headed to a health crisis if residents don't change their habits to deal with COVID-19.

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The Friday morning ADHS report shows 1,579 new cases between Thursday and Friday, eclipsing the previous one-day high of 1,127 established just three days earlier.

By Dan Engler June 5, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey insisted Thursday he had not made a mistake in dissolving his stay-at-home order and allowing more businesses to reopen even as Arizona approaches 1,000 people dying from COVID-19.

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Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the statewide curfew he imposed this past Sunday had the desired effect of reducing protest-related violence.

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Navajo leaders on Wednesday canceled this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in Window Rock as the tribe continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jalpan Nanavati, Cronkite News June 4, 2020
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Public spaces around the state may have been closed overnight by a statewide curfew this week – but the casinos have stayed open.

By Lisa Diethelm, Cronkite News June 4, 2020
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A federal judge has refused to block state health officials from enforcing new regulations and fees on "sober living" homes.

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Through the first two days of June, ADHS has reported 2,100 new COVID-19 cases and 64 coronavirus-related deaths.

By Dan Engler June 3, 2020
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More than 1,000 Arizonans hospitalized for COVID-19
Officials opine on whether lifting of stay-at-home order was too soon

The number of Arizonans hospitalized with positive or suspected cases of COVID-19 shot past 1,000 on Monday, raising questions from the state's former health chief about whether Gov. Doug Ducey should have abandoned his stay-at-home order.

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Attorneys for the state and a former House speaker told a federal court Tuesday that the legislature is free to remove members for any reason at all -- including political affiliation and race -- as long as they can muster a two-thirds vote.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,127 new COVID-19 positive tests between Monday and Tuesday.

By Dan Engler June 2, 2020
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In a 41-page "roadmap'' released Monday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman provided a series of options for local school board members to consider as they figure out what's the best course of action going forward for 1.1 million youngsters in more than 2,000 school buildings.

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Arizonans won't be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted or died from COVID-19 -- at least not from the state.

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Arizona inched its way past the 20,000 COVID-19 caseload mark Monday with a dramatic drop in new cases confirmed Sunday.

By Dan Engler June 1, 2020
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Arizona moves past 19,000 COVID-19 cases, 900 deaths
State sees highest one-day tally with 790 new cases

For the second consecutive day, Arizona recorded its highest number yet of new COVID-19 positive tests Saturday.

By Dan Engler May 30, 2020
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Arizona recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 positive tests between Thursday and Friday as the state’s overall caseload surged past 18,000.

By Dan Engler May 29, 2020
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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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A federal magistrate has voided policies of the Social Security Administration that deny benefits to the survivors of some gay marriages.

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These horses no longer can live in the wild. This facility run by Salt River Wild Horse Management Group is their new forever home.

By Jennifer Alvarez Cronkite News May 28, 2020
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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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With a possible lawsuit looming, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday finally let go of some of the federal cash he got for local communities.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing Google, claiming the internet giant is defrauding Arizona consumers by collecting private information.

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Memorial Day weekend crowds that one official said were “off the charts” at Arizona vacation spots have health experts worried that tourist behavior could lead to an increase of COVID-19 of cases.

By Lisa Diethelm Cronkite News May 27, 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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