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30 years on, ADA changes minds along with limitations for Arizonans

President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990. It prohibited discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, transportation and more for the disabled community.... Read more»0

Tribes: Delayed release of COVID-19 funds hurt coronavirus relief, other efforts

At a time when some Native American communities continue to struggle with the most basic needs, tribal leaders Wednesday called it “an outrage” that tribes had to wait months for coronavirus relief funds.... Read more»0

Navajo will not ease restrictions, despite improving numbers

The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said Tuesday that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions.... Read more»0

Northeast states slap quarantine on Arizona travelers to stem COVID-19 spread

Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 “hot spots” from bringing the infection with them.... Read more»0

Tribal leaders say border wall, other projects continue to threaten sacred, historic sites

As President Donald Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction Tuesday, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning it as a project that continues “to destroy … sacred sites.”... Read more»0

Az Democrats among those backing sweeping national police reform bill

Congressional Democrats unveiled a sweeping police reform bill Monday that would ban the use of chokeholds and make it easier to hold officers accountable, a bill that one Arizona police group blasted as “one-sided” and “disappointing.”... Read more»0

GOP eyeing new convention sites, raising hopes of Arizona officials

With the Republican National Committee actively seeking new homes for its August convention, some in Arizona are angling for the state to get in line with the long list of other potential suitors.... Read more»0

As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

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.... Read more»0