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Virus Surges in Arizona but the Rodeo Goes on

PHOENIX — As infections surged through Arizona’s desert landscape this week, word spread that the Round Valley Rodeo, a century-old tradition luring calf ropers, youth riders and big crowds to the mountain town of Springerville, might be called off. The fate of the Fourth of July parade in the nearby hamlet of Eagar seemed in […]

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Virus Surges in Arizona but the Rodeo Goes on

PHOENIX — As infections surged through Arizona’s desert landscape this week, word spread that the Round Valley Rodeo, a century-old tradition luring calf ropers, youth riders and big crowds to the mountain town of Springerville, might be called off. The fate of the Fourth of July parade in the nearby hamlet of Eagar seemed in […]

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Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down

After a minor late-spring lull, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is once again on the rise. States like Arizona, Florida and Texas are seeing some of their highest numbers to date, and as the nation hurtles further into summer, the surge shows few signs of stopping. And yet the virus […]

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Celebrating July 4th Like This Isn’t a Pandemic Will Cost Lives

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in an overwhelming majority of states now, and Texas just mandated masks in public places. President Donald Trump is set for a super-spreader event at Mt. Rushmore, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that a new […]

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Pence Postponed Arizona Trip After Secret Service Agents Showed Signs of Virus

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence postponed a planned trip this week to Arizona after Secret Service agents set to travel with him tested positive for the coronavirus or showed symptoms, two administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pence had been scheduled to visit Arizona on Tuesday, but multiple factors related to the spread of […]

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Pence Postponed Arizona Trip After Secret Service Agents Showed Signs of Virus

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence postponed a planned trip this week to Arizona after Secret Service agents set to travel with him tested positive for the coronavirus or showed symptoms, two administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pence had been scheduled to visit Arizona on Tuesday, but multiple factors related to the spread of […]

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This Should Be Biden’s Bumper Sticker

I almost — but not quite — feel sorry for Donald Trump. He’s at war with two “invisible enemies” at once — the coronavirus and Joe Biden — and both remain highly elusive, the pathogen by nature and the politician by design. Biden, who made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, has been wise to […]

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How Americans Feel About the Country Right Now: Anxious. Hopeful.

Amanda Vibelius, a stay-at-home mother in rural Arizona, is angry and overwhelmed. ​Her father is diabetic, a condition that cost him work because of the coronavirus. As cases skyrocket in her state, she’s nervous about allowing her 11-year-old daughter to join friends at the playground. And she has warned her husband, a doctor, that if […]

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How Americans Feel About the Country Right Now: Anxious. Hopeful.

Amanda Vibelius, a stay-at-home mother in rural Arizona, is angry and overwhelmed. ​Her father is diabetic, a condition that cost him work because of the coronavirus. As cases skyrocket in her state, she’s nervous about allowing her 11-year-old daughter to join friends at the playground. And she has warned her husband, a doctor, that if […]

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New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

WASHINGTON — In the past week, President Trump hosted an indoor campaign rally for thousands of cheering, unmasked supporters even as a deadly virus spread throughout the country. He began easing up on restrictions that had been in place at the White House since Washington instituted a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus in […]

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As Virus Surges, Younger People Account for ‘Disturbing’ Number of Cases

CHICAGO — Younger people are making up a growing percentage of new coronavirus cases in cities and states where the virus is now surging, a trend that has alarmed public health officials and prompted renewed pleas for masks and social distancing. In Arizona, where drive-up sites are overwhelmed by people seeking coronavirus tests, people ages […]

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Arizona City Councilman Apologizes After Saying ‘I Can’t Breathe’ at Anti-Mask Rally

Screenshot: 12 News To live in Arizona is to perpetually exist in one long, heavy sigh. If it’s not being embarrassed by the actions of your fellow citizens, you can be damn sure the elected officials will do something that is just inhumanly trash. Advertisement Take for instance Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips who, CNN […]

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Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates

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Arizona ‘Overwhelmed’ With Demand for Tests as U.S. System Shows Strain

ImageLining up for tests at a site hosted by a migrant justice organization in Phoenix on Saturday.Credit…Matt York/Associated Press People seeking drive-up coronavirus tests in Phoenix faced a three-mile-long car line last weekend. On Friday, Arizona’s largest laboratory received twice as many samples as it could process. The phone line for testing appointments at a […]

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I Still Do Water Drops Because the Covid Crisis Hasn’t Ended the Border Crisis

We also use our water drops to clean up trash and deal with vandalism of our supplies, like our water bottles being destroyed. It’s a pretty common occurrence—I’d say we still see instances of vandalism every week. For a while, it was hard to know for sure who was doing it because you had both […]

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In Arizona, Trump Boasts About His Wall and Repeats Unfounded Predictions of Voter Fraud

President Trump traveled to the southwestern border on Tuesday to lift his flagging re-election campaign with a renewed anti-immigrant appeal, bragging about the progress his administration has made in constructing a “big, beautiful wall” before predicting to a group of students at a Phoenix mega church that the election could be stolen in a huge […]

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Ahead of Trump Visit, Church Makes Unproven Claim of Virus-Killing Technology

PHOENIX — President Trump is visiting one of the nation’s biggest megachurches on Tuesday to speak to thousands of Arizona college students gathering to support his re-election. With coronavirus cases sharply increasing in the state, some public health experts say the gathering is a potential disaster. But the church hosting the event offered a possible […]

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America Is Too Broken to Fight the Coronavirus

Graphs of the coronavirus curves in Britain, Canada, Germany and Italy look like mountains, with steep climbs up and then back down. The one for America shows a fast climb up to a plateau. For a while, the number of new cases in the U.S. was at least slowly declining. Now, according to The Times, […]

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Public Health Experts Reject President’s View of Fading Pandemic

Public health experts warned on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon. They directly contradicted President Trump’s promise that the disease that has infected more than two million Americans would “fade away” and his remarks that disparaged the value of evidence from coronavirus tests. A day after President Trump told a […]

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A Sheriff Who Defied Arizona’s Lockdown Is Infected With the Coronavirus

A sheriff in Arizona tested positive for the coronavirus this week, just before he was scheduled to appear near President Trump at a ceremony at the White House. The sheriff, Mark Lamb of Pinal County, rose to national attention in May when he said he would not enforce a statewide stay-at-home order, a decision he […]

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Arizona Wildfires Force Hundreds to Evacuate as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Wildfires across Arizona have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, fleeing blazes — including one that has already consumed over 100 square miles — as the state grapples with a spike in confirmed coronavirus infections. The Bush Fire, around 30 miles northeast of Phoenix, has burned over 64,000 acres since Saturday, according to fire officials. […]

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Arizona Wildfires Force Hundreds to Evacuate as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Wildfires across Arizona have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, fleeing blazes — including one that has already consumed over 100 square miles — as the state grapples with a spike in confirmed coronavirus infections. The Bush Fire, around 30 miles northeast of Phoenix, has burned over 64,000 acres since Saturday, according to fire officials. […]

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Doctors Know the Second Coronavirus Wave Is Coming

Rushing into the hospital for an overnight shift, I grab my brown paper bag of personal protective equipment, swing open the door to the coronavirus intensive care unit — and stop short. The patients are gone. The halls that were cluttered just a day ago with ventilator monitors are now empty, silent. It has been […]

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What You Can Learn From a Dreamer in Arizona

PHOENIX — Angel Palazuelos donned a maroon cap and gown one recent afternoon, one of two colors of his alma mater, Metro Tech High School, where almost every student is an immigrant or comes from a family of immigrants. The school is part of the Phoenix Union High School District, one of the largest in […]

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Audio Released in the Police Shooting of Dion Johnson

Photo: Shutterstock Protests have raged across the country in righteous outrage at the police killing of George Floyd. In Phoenix, protests have been held not only in honor of Floyd but also for Dion Johnson, the 28-year-old black man who was shot and killed by an Arizona Department of Safety Trooper the same day Floyd […]

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Outrage in Phoenix After Dion Johnson Shot by State Trooper Who Wasn’t Wearing a Body Camera

Photo: Robyn Peck (AFP via Getty Images) This weekend, protests were held nationwide protesting police violence in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police. Unfortunately, another black life has been added to the list of those taken by law enforcement. Advertisement AZ Family reports that Dion […]

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The Top U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots Are All Indian Lands

CHINLE, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is a vast, awe-inspiring land of desert crags and canyons, the largest reservation in the country, but today it reverberates with grief and fear. The Navajo have had more people infected with the coronavirus per capita than any state in the country. Decades of neglect, exploitation and discrimination mean […]

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