public health


Northern Arizona University officials have confirmed at least 96 cases of COVID-19 among students in the last week. It follows the start of in-person classes and comes a month after about 7,000 students began moving back onto the campus. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey urged parents and school officials to be on the lookout for children and teens at risk for suicide during the pandemic.


Navajo Nation health officials are reporting a dozen new coronavirus infections and no recent deaths.

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Navajo Nation health officials have reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the first time in months.

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Extreme temperatures across the Southwest and a record-breaking summer in Phoenix pose additional threats during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for people living on the street.