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Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities

Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country, where voters said they were especially motivated because of the COVID-19 pandemic and issues of race.... Read more»0

Superspreaders, clusters and dead ends: Research reveals more about how coronavirus spreads

Research suggests the coronavirus can spread erratically, making some infected people “superspreaders” and others dead ends for transmission. This can create clusters or “micro-hotspots” even while communities next door remain relatively unscathed.... Read more»0

As COVID adds hours and challenges, Az teachers look to Prop. 208 for more school funding

Amid a pandemic that has prompted some teachers to leave their profession, Arizonans are considering a proposal to raise taxes for high earners to help schools pay for salary increases and hire more staff. ... Read more»0

Ahead of ‘public charge’ change, advocates struggle to keep Hispanic families enrolled in benefits

Advocates nationwide have been sounding the alarm over a Trump administration change to the so-called “public charge” rule – guidelines used to determine whether immigrants seeking legal status are likely to be a burden on the country’s resources. The update allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of certain public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.... Read more»0