Arizona's rugged individualism poses barrier to mask rules
FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks about the latest coronavirus update in Arizona and benefits of wearing a mask during a news conference in Phoenix. Historically, Arizona has been something of a loner state, and many Arizonans seem to still like that image, wrote David Berman, a retired Arizona State University professor who has written extensively on the states history and political culture. Get out of my way.Most people in Arizona are wearing masks, many without hesitation, especially in urban areas. And thats for a reason.Wootan said she wears a mask only when required, and she doesn't cover her nose.