Coconino County

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of the Nov. 3 election.

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 A Goodyear man has been sentenced to six months of probation for disrupting a polling place nearly two years ago.

Arizona prosecutors said 39-year-old Brad Luebke was convicted of videotaping inside a polling place in Goodyear.

They said Luebke entered a polling place at the Desert Springs Community Church in November 2018 with a holstered BB gun and a camera inside the 75-foot limit.

Poll workers explained to Luebke that he needed to remove the items from the polling place in order to vote.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Voter registration in Coconino County has reached an all-time high with less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 3 general election.  Officials have put safeguards in place expecting a likely record voter turnout amid concerns about election security, voter intimidation and public health in the COVID-19 pandemic. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with County Recorder Patty Hansen about the lead-up to one of the nation’s most anticipated elections.

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Coconino County reported a one-day jump of 105 new known cases of COVID-19 Monday. It’s a major increase, but health officials say a change in how they record infections accounts for the rise. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In the early days of the pandemic Coconino County recruited more than a dozen students from Northern Arizona University to work as contact tracers. Melinda Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in NAU’s Interdisciplinary Health program, was part of the monitoring team that follows up with people who have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Smith about how the work could be emotionally difficult… and also become politicized over time.