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Daily news roundup: Pima County free testing site, police accountability

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 10.

Arizona Trail southern trailhead closed during border wall construction

The trail's start will be closed for months so the Trump administration can install a bollard-style wall in the area.

Pima County health director describes 'stable crisis' as pandemic strains hospitals

She says more resources are coming to the region but encourages residents to do their part.

Small town in Maricopa County steps up fight against COVID-19

The town of Guadalupe is less than a square mile but has a higher rate of positive cases than the county.

Pandemic hits small town, elections ramp up, USMCA enacted

Plus, Pima County Health Department director on the current strain hospitals face.

Slots for free Pima County COVID-19 testing rapidly filling up

The lab expects to conduct 1,000 tests per day.

Analysis: Native Americans infected with COVID-19 at higher rates in Arizona

Indigenous people were disproportionately impacted by the virus in many of the state's counties in the first months of the pandemic.

Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge

Many community members are asking more questions as instances of police misconduct are revealed.

Daily news roundup: AZ COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000, Ducey caps restaurant capacity

Recent coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and more, July 9.

TPD releases reports for four in-custody deaths

The reports include a second death this year and three more in the last decade.

Ducey allows restaurants to stay open at reduced capacity amid calls for stricter measures

The governor repeated his appeal to Arizonans to be safe and promised "prescriptive" guidance, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Sonoyta protesters allow travelers through border blockade for now

Demonstrators had blocked the road outside the port of entry over coronavirus concerns and turned away beach-bound tourists trying to enter.

'We are nowhere near having this under control,' UA epidemiologist says

Arizona's high COVID-19 percent positivity rate indicates the virus is uncontained.

Daily news roundup: Arizona COVID-19 cases, educators on reopening calls

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 8.

White House calls for quick return to school; some Arizona parents, educators balk

Some teachers and parents in Arizona said they worry that schools here will not be able to find safe ways to reopen.

Tucson repeals controversial ordinance on police crime scenes

Groups like the ACLU opposed the rule, which was widely criticized as an attempt to prevent the recording of police.

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