ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Congress preps for next COVID-19 relief bill, focused on infrastructure

Congress is gearing up for additional COVID-19 response legislation that aims to build on the first three massive relief packages. 

ASU aiming to produce thousands of COVID-19 test kits, process tests

Arizona State University said it is ready to help state efforts to mitigate the viral spread of COVID-19 by conducting 400 tests a day and producing thousands of coronavirus test kits using automation and robots. 

COVID-19 demands we all make sacrifices for the common welfare

Our personal inconvenience or temporary hardship actually contributes to the common welfare. We know how to revive an economy, but not a lost human life. The images of New York’s hospitals are harrowing, and they predict our future.

As COVID-19 cases climb, legislature unlikely to return in 2 weeks

The legislature is unlikely to reconvene on April 13, the target date it set when it put the 2020 session on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a top Republican said Tuesday.

COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states

State health officials don’t know how many COVID-19 hospitalizations there are

The Arizona Department of Health Services doesn’t know how many Arizonans have been hospitalized for COVID-19, despite a mandate from the governor requiring all hospitals to report such information. 

Ducey orders ‘enhanced physical distancing’ to slow COVID-19 spread

Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order implementing “enhanced physical distancing” to slow the spread of COVID-19, rejecting the stricter and more expansive stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders that other states have used. 

Schools closed for the rest of the school year, due to COVID-19

Arizona’s K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Monday morning.

What’s in the COVID-19 emergency aid bill for Arizona?

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill that President Donald Trump has signed, but what money and benefits will Arizonans see from the bill? 

Behemoth $2T COVID-19 aid bill clears U.S. House, signed by Trump

A $2 trillion bill to provide aid to American workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.
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The State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias … and Juan Martinez

The case caption said, “State of Arizona v. Jodi Ann Arias,” but it might just as well have said “State of Arizona v. Juan M. Martinez.”

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