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Abortions remain available in Arizona despite the orders by Gov. Doug Ducey to halt all "non-essential or elective'' surgeries.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 30, 2020
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order for Arizona residents on Monday, March 30

March 30, 2020
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Arizona Doug Ducey on Monday imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus that will take effect at the close of business on Tuesday.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 30, 2020
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The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and the elderly.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press March 30, 2020
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A woman who has been a key figure leading Arizona’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned after complaining she was being sidelined from her role.

By Associated Press March 30, 2020
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Arizona is ramping up its unemployment insurance operations as it sees an unprecedented flood of new claims as the coronavirus staggers industries that are key to the state's economy.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 28, 2020
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The mayor of Tucson is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses – but only those that Gov. Doug Ducey said local governments can shutter.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 28, 2020
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The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that are still open.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, FELICIA FONSECA and TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press March 27, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday ordered Arizona hospitals to come up with plans to increase bed capacity by 50% within the next month and actually have half of those ready to go by April 10.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 26, 2020
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Municipal leaders criticized Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday over his decision to classify some businesses like golf courses as “essential" during the coronavirus pandemic.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 26, 2020
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Officials from Arizona's health department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent hours Wednesday scouring a shuttered Phoenix hospital to see how quickly it could be running if an expected surge of coronavirus cases hits.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 26, 2020
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The number of Arizonans diagnosed with - and dying - from COVID-19 will continue to increase for at least the next month, the state's chief health officer said Wednesday.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 26, 2020
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Arizonans renters affected by COVID-19 will not be in danger of being put out on the street, at least through July 23.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 25, 2020
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A new executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey on "essential services'' appears less designed to empower him to force people to stay home than to preclude Arizona cities from once again getting out in front of him on actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 25, 2020
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The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 24, 2020
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Prosecutors and public defenders are working to release an unknown number of nonviolent inmates in the county jail in Tucson to guard against the spread of COVID-19, marking another effort to reduce the state’s jail population after 50 inmates were released last week in northern Arizona.

By By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press March 24, 2020
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A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that's been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.

By ASTRID GALVAN and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 24, 2020
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The Arizona House on Monday passed an emergency budget package that includes $50 million in funding previously approved by the state Senate to address the coronavirus crisis.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 23, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey is preparing a list of what are "essential services'' should he decide to order everyone who doesn't fit into that category to stay home due to COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 23, 2020
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The viral pandemic is finally getting the state to fund a hotline that has been mired in controversy for years.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services March 23, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey wants federal dollars and an expanded role for the Arizona National Guard, saying the citizens, economy and infrastructure of the state have been "catastrophically affected'' by COVID-19.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services March 23, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey insisted Friday, March 20, he has no intent to order Arizonans to stay at home as his counterparts in New York and California have done.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 21, 2020
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In an executive order Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey agreed to waive certain existing requirements for those who want unemployment insurance.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 21, 2020
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The move not only defers having to fill out tax forms by July 15, but also to pay anything still owed the state.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner March 21, 2020
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The wild population of Mexican wolves continues to grow at a healthy pace – 24% over the past year, according to the Arizona Department of Game and Fish.

March 21, 2020

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