While Yuma Regional Medical Center continues to manage an uptick in COVID-19 patient admissions, hospital leadership says it continues to focus on staff safety.  

On KAWC's weekly episode of Arizona Edtion, we asked YRMC CEO and President Dr. Robert Trenschel how it manages to keep staff healthy and safe? He says on-sight transmissions are less concerning than the risk workers face outside the hospital environment.

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced a month-long closure of several businesses before the 4th of July weekend as COVID-19 numbers throughout the state continue to soar.

Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has joined a bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate that asks for additional funding for the Department of Justice staff to conduct criminal background checks in the next COVID-19 relief package. 

The $25 million in additional funding is in response to increased firearm sales that began before the coronavirus pandemic in March and have continued. The FBI processed a record 3.7 million background checks over a five-week period this year. 

Brandon mejia

A handful of Arizona Democrats took part in a conference call Tuesday to voice their concerns with President Trump's visit to Arizona to survey portions of the newly completed border wall in the City of San Luis.

The Office of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

The Yuma City Council approved an emergency proclamation requiring the use of face masks outdoors to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor Doug Nicholls and Councilmember Chris Morris voted against the measure.