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Overall crime drop in Tucson, Phoenix as COVID-19 took hold

The latest police data show reported crimes fell in Phoenix and Tucson during the second quarter of the year, a period in which Arizonans were largely confined to their homes by the governor’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.... Read more»0

Unhappy hour: Bar owners sue, call Ducey closure order unconstitutional

When he announced an extension Thursday of his order closing bars, gyms, movie theaters and more, Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged that “businesses and employees have sacrificed” as the state fights the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»0

Vigils continue as Phx police release partial video of weekend fatal shooting

Phoenix police released partial video Monday of a fatal shooting by officers this weekend of a man in Maryvale, but that did little to satisfy activists who are pressing for more footage to be released to the public.... Read more»0

GAO: Border officials spent migrant care funds on canines, ATVs, more

Customs and Border Protection officials spent funds that were supposed to go to medical care and migrant processing facilities to pay for computer upgrades, canine units, ATVs and other items instead, a new government report shows.... Read more»0

COVID-19 in Arizona: Record 702 new cases confirmed in a single day

A day after Gov. Doug Ducey announced the reopening of Arizona schools in the fall and youth sports this summer, the Department of Health Services reported a record 702 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday – the most in a single day since the first case was reported in late January.... Read more»0