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'Feels like the end of the world': Tucson grapples with record heat during pandemic

The desert community has faced both soaring temperatures and life under the coronavirus, as some work to mitigate the impact of a warmer future.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

UA antibody test expanding to include more Arizonans

Anyone over 18 can now receive the test initially reserved for essential workers.

Heat, COVID-19 and isolation put mobile home parks at risk

Ten percent of metro Tucsonans live in manufactured housing. But residents there face risks made worse by COVID-19 and record heat.

Coronavirus risk lessens in Sonora, Mexican officials say

The Mexican state to Arizona's south has entered a "medium" phase of risk.

UA wastewater testing finds COVID-19 cases in dorm

Two asymptomatic students tested positive and were sent to a quarantine dorm, the university said.

UA slowing its plan to return to campus

The administration is waiting longer to bring more students back to classrooms.

Sonora training dogs to detect coronavirus cases

Nine dogs are in training to sniff out cases of coronavirus at Sonoran hospitals and clinics.

UA receives grant to improve access to cancer screenings in Indigenous communities

The program aims to identify why Indigenous people over 50 don't get screened for colorectal cancer as often their counterparts.

Pima County coronavirus cases show signs of stabilizing

Arizona has seen a slowdown in coronavirus infections, but Pima County's rate seems to have stagnated.

Improving Arizona COVID-19 trends could drive testing declines, complacency

Experts say states need higher testing rates to gauge and improve COVID-19 responses.

Health experts: Proposed asylum change would fail to protect both public health and human rights

The proposed policy change would allow officials to turn away migrants deemed at risk of spreading disease.

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The surge follows skyrocketing unemployment in the state, as COVID-19 shutdowns have shuttered industries.

Local church wants to open free COVID-19 test site

The church must get 50 people to pre-register before the event.

News roundup: Signs of virus slowing, crime in Tucson falls

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 10.

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