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June 26, 2020 – As part of our series of conversations with journalists about their coverage of the novel coronavirus and its impact on their communities, correspondent Laura Paskus checks in with Andrew Oxford of The Arizona Republic. Unlike New Mexico – where Oxford formerly worked – Arizona did not mandate masks early and quickly emerged from stay-at-home orders, only to see a large spike in cases in recent weeks. Oxford talks about the situation as well as the state government’s approach to the pandemic — and about the state’s economy and President Trump’s visits to the state.   

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