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Border counties: Az rural hospitals are 'nearing collapse' & 'overwhelmed' with COVID

Supervisors from Arizona's four border counties — Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yuma — have asked officials to allow rural hospitals to transfer critically ill patients to larger regional facilities because providers are "nearing collapse" due to patients infected with COVID-19.... Read more»

Cochise Sup. Judd spreads conspiracy myths, deletes Facebook after taking part in Jan. 6 Capitol march

A Cochise County supervisor deleted her Facebook profile and is facing calls to resign after she touted conspiracy myths and posted about her participation in the Jan. 6 march on the U.S. Capitol that became a deadly insurrection.... Read more»

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Valadez & Bronson: Ducey must allow counties to mandate CV-19 masks in public

Two Pima County supervisors signed a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey declaring that he must allow counties and cities to mandate face masks be worn in public to stem the spike in coronavirus cases in Arizona.... Read more»

Border-state voters have dim view of Trump border policy, Border Patrol

Just over half of voters in southern border states disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling border and immigration issues, according to a new report by the U.S. Immigration Policy Center.... Read more»1

Cochise sheriff backs off deputizing federal agents

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has reversed a move to deputize six Border Patrol and Customs agents after community backlash to a recent decision to give federal agents the power to enforce local laws. In Pima County, 365 federal agents have been cross-certified to enforce local laws.... Read more»