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EPA defends plan to ease compliance requirements in face of coronavirus

Environmentalists have repeated charges that the policy creates a "catch me if you can" situation for polluters.

Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

A letter to the secretary of the interior says keeping the parks open puts workers and visitors at risk.

Mayors ‘flabbergasted’ at list of services Ducey order would protect

Some Arizona mayors questioned why things like golf courses and pawnshops made the list of "essential services" in the executive order.

Arizona jobless claims skyrocket, as coronavirus starts to hit economy

The Department of Economic Security says it's working to get benefits to people, as claims neared almost 30,000 last week.

Capitol Hill offices adapt to teleworking

Arizona lawmakers, like the rest of Congress and much of the nation, are learning to telework in the face of COVID-19.

Sanders reaches for inclusiveness, slams Biden at Phoenix rally

Democrats and Republicans expect Arizona to be up for grabs in the November general election.

Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19

Some schools are restricting nonessential campus-related travel and requiring students who have traveled to self-quarantine.

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Some groups want assurances that DPS will use the cameras for the public good, not solely to protect officers.

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

With the recent closure of the Navajo Generating Station, Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles.

Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting

The high court’s order followed its 5-4 ruling last week in a nearly identical case from Texas.

Court rejects claim that Ducey’s pick of McSally was unconstitutional

A 9th Circuit panel found the governor can make "temporary" appointments and that the time between the appointment and the election is not unreasonably long.

January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016, the agency said.

Maricopa County becomes largest to approve 'Second Amendment sanctuary' measure

The county joins a growing movement of places adopting resolutions to counter policies that could be seen as infringing on gun rights.

Court says Mexicans cannot sue Border Patrol agents in fatal shootings

A ruling on Tuesday about a cross-border shooting in Texas could affect a decision on a similar case that took place in Arizona.

Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona challenge to California tax law

The challenge came over a tax California collects from Arizona companies "doing business" in that state.

Coronavirus victim out of quarantine, officials see ‘no risk’ of spread

Arizona was one of a handful of states to record a confirmed case of the disease since it was first reported earlier this year.

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