Arizona


Healthcare workers in protective equipment administer vaccines to patients in a conference room with folding tables. It is after sunset.
The US Needed More 24/7 Vaccine Centers Yesterday

Vaccine distribution centers that are open 24 hours a day have proven to inoculate many more people than centers that are only open during traditional business hours. So far, New York and Phoenix are the only major US cities to adopt them.

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER
Inside the ‘Freezer Farms’ Where COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Stored at the University of Arizona

The university’s freezers can hold an average of 140,000 doses or approximately 1.6 million doses in total. The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Arizona earlier this month and began to be distributed across the state on Thursday, signaling a new phase in the fight against the virus.  Approximately 58,500 doses were initially distributed to Maricopa...

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These Arizonans Rolled Up Their Sleeves and Volunteered for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Despite Risks

Arizona could see a COVID-19 vaccine rolled out by the end of the year—thanks in part to those who volunteered for the clinical trials.

Photo by Camaron Stevenson
A Timeline of Arizona’s Long History of Early Voting

This is the first year many states are allowing voters to mail in their ballots, an option Arizona voters have enjoyed since the '90s.

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From Climate to Immigration, Here’s Where Mark Kelly Stands on Six Important Policies

Former NASA astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly is facing off against Sen. Martha McSally in the race to represent Arizona in the US Senate.

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Barely Getting By: Stories of Arizonans Struggling to Survive on Unemployment

Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.

Jesse Washnock-Schmid. Design by Denzel Boyd.
Arizona Millennial Volunteers to Work Polls to Protect the Elderly

Most poll workers in Arizona are retirees in their 60s and 70s who are at elevated risk for COVID-19, so younger volunteers are stepping up to help.