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Banner Health, Dignity Health have received $288M in pandemic aid

Arizona companies have received roughly $755 million from the CARES Act, a $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package approved by Congress last month, with nearly two in every five dollars going to two of the state’s largest hospital and health care providers.

A few Friday thoughts on what the Arizona Mirror is (and isn’t)

What we are is a team of professional and veteran reporters who have a depth of experience covering Arizona’s citizens and the governments they form. We have complete editorial independence: The stories we write are the stories we think are important. Our work stands on its own. 

For McSally, ‘inaccurate’ really means ‘unpopular’

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally continues to maintain that Congress has already sent enough money to Arizona cities and towns that are just now beginning to realize what the coronavirus buzzsaw has done to their budgets, and she said it’s “inaccurate” to say that she doesn’t support more federal aid.

State-run coronavirus aid non-profit began spending money last week

The Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund has raised more than $8.2 million since launching in late March, but it didn’t distribute any of that money until last week, some seven weeks after launching. 

Pre-existing conditions bill advances, but GOP rejects added protections

A bill that would ensure pre-existing conditions for Arizonans are still covered if a GOP-backed lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act succeeds in striking down the 2010 law won preliminary approval in the Arizona House of Representatives Wednesday, but Republicans rejected an attempt by Democrats to add protections to the measure.
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Health care initiative resumes signature collection

Two months after it halted in-person signature gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak, a citizen initiative that aims to make sweeping changes to Arizona’s...

GOP lawmakers, ALEC urge feds not to “bail out” states

Several Republican lawmakers from Arizona are urging the federal government not to provide funding to states and cities that are coping with the economic...

Former Sen. DeConcini: Senate intelligence chairman scandal ‘quite disturbing’

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe.
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10 CVS drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites opening Friday

CVS Health announced it will open 10 COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Arizona Friday, as part of the company’s second phase of efforts to help slow the spread of the virus. 

Judge tosses suit over engineer licensing

A Maricopa County judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state regulatory board’s authority to punish an electrical engineer for practicing his trade without...
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