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USCIS scrambles to resume naturalizations after COVID-19, budget cuts

Arizona nursing assistant Perla Macias dreamed of the day when she would be sworn in as a citizen after 15 years living in the U.S. – followed by a big family celebration afterward. She was on the verge of realizing that dream when it was derailed for six months this spring, first by COVID-19 and

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Arizona To Receive More Than 2 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizona will receive 2.19 million Abbott rapid point-of-care tests from the federal government. The tests can produce results within 15 minutes. Delivery is expected to take place with shipments beginning in the next seven to 10 days. The Arizona Department of Health Services is working with county health departments

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Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

The timing has been terrible for California farmworkers in 2020: wilting heat waves, wildfires spewing acrid smoke across the state and the persistent threat of COVID-19. This triple threat looms large over the lucrative fall harvest of grapes and almonds, which for some seasonal laborers is the busiest time of year, until November. Kent E.

International

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

World leaders gathering remotely last Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.” “Our world has been turned upside down,” said Ghana’s

Opinion

Opinion: Follow the Constitution and Count the People

Our democracy depends on facts and data — and right now, it’s under threat. There is no understating how incredibly important the census is. It all boils down to money and power. That is why the Trump administration, since the first week in office, has tried to skew the 2020 census count. The requirement for

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