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Grand Canyon National Park transitions to winter operations this week

Grand Canyon National Park is modifying shuttle routes, Mather Campground reservations and North Rim access as part of its annual winter transition.
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Arizona adds under 2,000 COVID-19 cases for first time this month

Arizona on Monday reported fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time this month, but hospital numbers remained at their highest levels since last winter.
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Sunrise Park Resort to open for 2021-22 winter season next week

Sunrise Park Resort announced Sunday it plans to open the 2021-22 winter season on Dec. 10, a week later than the projected date.
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Arizona ranked as one of the least charitable states, per WalletHub

It's the season of giving but a personal finance website ranked Arizona as one of the least charitable states in the country.
Associated Press

Flagstaff pauses construction of USGS facilities over rising costs

The city of Flagstaff is hitting pause on the construction of new buildings in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey because of soaring costs.
SIMON WILLIAMS | CRONKITE NEWS

It’s beginning to look a lot like a post-COVID Christmas for vendors

In the second holiday season of the pandemic era, goods may cost more, but Americans have more money to spend – and they appear to be eager to spend it.

Arizona Health

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Arizona adds under 2,000 COVID-19 cases for first time this month

Arizona on Monday reported fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time this month, but hospital numbers remained at their highest levels since last winter.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,274 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths on Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,274 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
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Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths.
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Arizona reports 3,322 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths on Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,322 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
Associated Press

Arizona COVID-related hospitalizations continued to inch upward

Arizona on Wednesday reported over 4,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 for the fifth time this month as virus-related hospitalizations continued to inch upward.
Griselda Zetino

Health official offers Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips

A registered dietitian and nutritionist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix said there are a number of steps you can take to have a safe and healthy meal this Thanksgiving.

ArizonaSports.com

Goaltender Karel Vejmelka #70 of the Arizona Coyotes keeps an eye on teammate Dysin Mayo #61 as he ...
Associated Press

Karel Vejmelka’s 46-save shutout carries Coyotes past Jets

Rookie Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves to record his first career shutout, the most in NHL history for player in the first of their career.
JaVale McGee #00 of the Phoenix Suns warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golde...
Sam Graveline

Javale McGee: Suns being overlooked, not begging for attention

Despite the Suns holding the second best record in the NBA, center Javale McGee thinks the team is being overlooked by national media.
Chris Streveler #15 of the Arizona Cardinals jogs off the field during halftime against the Seattle...
Arizona Sports

Former Cardinals QB Chris Streveler joins Ravens practice squad

After being released by the Cardinals a week ago, former quarterback Chris Streveler joined the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks to pass the ball away from Jae Crowder #99 of ...
Kellan Olson

Warriors provide Suns elite test in matchup of NBA’s 2 best teams

The main factor in the Golden State Warriors' NBA-best start of 18-2 is what the Phoenix Suns hope they are creating their own version of.
Arizona State Sun Devils running back DeaMonte Trayanum (1) runs the ball during the college footba...
Arizona Sports

Report: ASU RB DeaMonte Trayanum enters transfer portal

Arizona State running back DeaMonte "Chip" Trayanum has reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal.
Cardinals DL Rashard Lawrence goes through drills during practice Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Tempe. ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals designate DL Rashard Lawrence to return from IR

The Arizona Cardinals designated defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence to return from the injured reserve list on Monday.

Arizona Business

Associated Press

Flagstaff pauses construction of USGS facilities over rising costs

The city of Flagstaff is hitting pause on the construction of new buildings in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey because of soaring costs.
SIMON WILLIAMS | CRONKITE NEWS

It’s beginning to look a lot like a post-COVID Christmas for vendors

In the second holiday season of the pandemic era, goods may cost more, but Americans have more money to spend – and they appear to be eager to spend it.
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
Ulysse Bex | Cronkite News

Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from two months earlier.
Tom Kuebel

Airbnb names Phoenix family as top new hosts in Arizona

Owners of a Charming Coronado Casita with 123 ratings in its first year were named as the top new Airbnb hosts in Arizona.
KTAR.com

The Pick lottery ticket sold at Walmart in Surprise hits $8.8 million jackpot

If you bought a ticket for Wednesday night's The Pick lottery drawing in the West Valley, you'll want to check those numbers.

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Associated Press

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

PARIS (AP) — The voice of Josephine Baker, speaking and singing, will resonate Tuesday in front of the Pantheon monument in Paris, where she is to symbolically be inducted — becoming the first Black woman to receive France’s highest honor. French President Emmanuel Macron made the decision in August to honor the “exceptional figure” who […]
Associated Press

World shares, US futures slip on worries over omicron risks

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly slipped Tuesday as investors cautiously weighed how much damage the new omicron coronavirus variant may unleash on the global economy. France’s CAC 40 slipped 1.4% in early trading to 6,684.44, while Germany’s DAX lost 1.1% to 15,105.99. Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 1.2% to 7,024.58. U.S. shares were set for […]
Associated Press

Iran makes maximalist demands as Vienna nuclear talks open

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck a maximalist tone Tuesday after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal, suggesting everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated. Iranian state media reported the comments by Ali Bagheri, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, and Mohammed Eslami, the country’s civilian nuclear […]
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Atlanta mayoral runoff: Moore hopes to stave off Dickens

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters on Tuesday are deciding a mayoral runoff between a candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and a candidate who has acquired a bunch of new friends as his support has surged. Current City Council President Felicia Moore proclaims her independence as a virtue, and a plurality of voters […]
Associated Press

California now limits medical parole to those on ventilators

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons. Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to inmates so ill they are hooked to ventilators to breathe, meaning their movement is […]
Associated Press

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between trees, is a site where Total Energies is pumping for […]

Arizona Education

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Kyrene School District approves higher pay for substitute teachers

The Kyrene School District Governing Board on Tuesday approved a pay increase for substitute teachers.
Chad Bradley I Cronkite News

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Before a new Arizona law was passed in April, some schools prohibited regalia at graduations, contributing to systemic limits on cultural expression.
KTAR.com

$240M in tech, research proposals approved for ASU, UArizona, NAU

The board governing Arizona’s three public universities recently approved $240 million in funding proposals for technology and research advancements.

Arizona Technology

Kim Komando

You can show photos saved to your phone on your TV

If you’re not watching anything, why not display your favorite photos? Here are a few easy ways to get the job done, straight from your phone.
Kim Komando

Amazon shoppers need to take these steps during the holidays

The holiday shopping season is a good time to revisit Amazon's security essentials, so you don’t have to worry about spoiling a surprise or putting your privacy at risk.
KTAR.com

$240M in tech, research proposals approved for ASU, UArizona, NAU

The board governing Arizona’s three public universities recently approved $240 million in funding proposals for technology and research advancements.

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Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford offers cars and deals for all this holiday season

Sanderson Ford’s No! Vember Black Friday sale is giving an opportunity to purchase a new 2021 vehicle just in time for the holiday season.
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
Sweet James

Upcoming holiday season is peak time for DUI arrests

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most dangerous time of the year to be driving. That’s why it’s important to remember to call Sweet James Accident Attorneys if you’re injured or arrested because of a DUI accident.
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How your family can explore the Musical Instrument Museum

Whether you want to spend a day with family, do crafts with kids at home, or have an adult night out, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has options. As the world’s only global musical instrument museum, MIM offers interactive and immersive exhibits to foster an appreciation of different cultures and their instruments. “A visit […]
DISC DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Why fall maintenance is important for your heating system and A/C

It’s easy to ignore your heater and air conditioner when they’re working but the moment something breaks, you will likely regret not keeping up with maintenance. After all, if something goes wrong, you may be stuck with a repair that will take longer and be more expensive than simple maintenance.