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Arizona News

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Air treatment system manufacturer to build new headquarters in metro Phoenix

Air treatment system manufacturing company XNRGY announced Monday it would be building a headquarters in metro Phoenix and create more than 900 jobs over time.
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25th annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering to take place in Glendale on Saturday

The 25th annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering is set to take place Saturday in Glendale, offering experienced or aspiring songwriters and general music lovers various activities.
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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.
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Arizona judge rules state's lawsuit against Google can move forward

A judge has ruled that most of Arizona’s lawsuit accusing Google of deceptive practices can go to trial.
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Peoria police looking for suspect in early morning fatal shooting

Peoria police are looking for the suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
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Michael Duran to replace retiring Kara Kalkbrenner as chief of Phoenix Fire Department

The city of Phoenix on Tuesday announced Michael Duran will serve as the new fire chief of the Phoenix Fire Department, replacing the retiring Kara Kalkbrenner.

Arizona Health

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Banner Health leader: Over 80% of those hospitalized with COVID are unvaccinated

Arizona's largest health care network is seeing an uptick in breakthrough hospitalizations, but the vast majority of those admitted with COVID-19 have been unvaccinated.
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Pills, monoclonal antibodies for treating COVID remain scarce in Arizona

Emerging outpatient antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are still being rationed in Arizona because of scarcity, the leader of the state’s largest health care network said Monday.
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Arizona percent positive for COVID-19 testing remains at record level

Percent positivity for COVID-19 testing, a key indicator of how much the virus is spreading in the community, remains at a pandemic-high level in Arizona.
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Large drive-thru COVID testing site opens in Pima County

Its testing capacity stretched by the increase in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron wave, Pima County is opening a large new drive-thru testing site with help from the federal government.
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Arizona Gov. Ducey suing Biden administration over threats to pull COVID relief money

Arizona's Doug Ducey filed a lawsuit Friday against the Biden administration over its threats to pull COVID relief money if the Republican governor continues to use the funds for an education grant program that can only go to schools without mask mandates.
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Number of Arizona inpatients with COVID up by nearly 50% since end of 2021

The number of Arizona inpatients with COVID-19 has climbed by nearly 50% since the end of 2021, but coronavirus-related ICU use has been relatively stable, according to data released Friday.

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Cardinals grant $250K for new turf field at Glendale elementary school

The Cardinals recently handed out a $250,000 grant for the installation of a synthetic turf field at James W. Rice Elementary School.
Baltimore head coach Brian Billick (left) talks to tight end Todd Heap after Heap pulled in the fir...
Arizona Sports

Brian Billick bringing broadened perspective to ASU’s offense

Brian Billick is looking to add another voice in the conversation as the Sun Devils look to improve on their 8-5 mark in 2021.
Elizabeth Hosking airs out of the superpipe during the women's finals at the Winter X Games on Satu...
Arizona Sports

Report: Suns vice chairman Jahm Najafi to buy X Games

Phoenix Suns vice chairman Jahm Najafi is set to take over as the new owner of the X Games, according to Sportico.
Ish Wainright #12 of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at S...
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Suns’ Ish Wainright embracing ‘energy guy’ role as injuries start to add up

As injuries start to pile up for the Phoenix Suns, forward Ish Wainright is staying ready for whenever his number is called.
Arizona guard Kerr Kriisa, right, shoots as UCLA forward Cody Riley defends during the first half o...
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No. 3 Arizona goes cold, suffers 2nd loss of season to No. 7 UCLA

The Wildcats shot just 30% from the field in Tuesday night's 75-59 loss to No. 7 UCLA in a battle for top spot of the Pac-12.
Arizona forward Azuolas Tubelis (10) drives to the basket past Illinois guard Jacob Grandison durin...
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Forward Azuolas Tubelis returns for No. 3 Arizona against No. 7 UCLA

The No. 3 Arizona Wildcats got a key contributor back against No. 7 UCLA, as forward Azuolas Tubelis returned from an ankle injury.

Arizona Business

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Air treatment system manufacturer to build new headquarters in metro Phoenix

Air treatment system manufacturing company XNRGY announced Monday it would be building a headquarters in metro Phoenix and create more than 900 jobs over time.
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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.
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Arizona judge rules state's lawsuit against Google can move forward

A judge has ruled that most of Arizona’s lawsuit accusing Google of deceptive practices can go to trial.
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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee kicks off the countdown to the big game next year

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee on Monday kicked off their countdown to the 2023 Super Bowl, with an emphasis on the economic opportunities the event brings.
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City of Mesa to launch new job access center this spring

The Mesa City Council on Monday approved the launch of a job access center this spring that will help residents find work and build a career.
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Mesa receives $920K for 5-mile streetcar route development

The city of Mesa has received a $920,000 grant to manage the planning of a 5-mile streetcar route that would connect four activity centers within the municipality.

United States

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Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under a Biden administration mandate that will be rolled out across the rest of the country in the coming weeks. While the requirement is welcomed by some, others fear it will worsen already serious […]
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Biden to NYC next week to discuss gun crime with Mayor Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit New York City next week to discuss combating gun crime with Mayor Eric Adams during a meeting that will follow the recent fatal shooting of two city police officers. The White House said Biden planned during the Feb. 3 meeting to discuss his administration’s “comprehensive strategy” to […]
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David Mugar, force behind Boston July 4th celebration, dies

BOSTON (AP) — David Mugar, the businessman and philanthropist who transformed the Boston Pops July Fourth concert and fireworks show from a small local event into a nationally televised extravaganza, has died according to his family. He died Tuesday night, his three children said in a statement. He was 82. No cause of death was […]
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Friend of Florida tax collector in Gaetz case pleads guilty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former employee in the office of a Florida tax collector whose arrest triggered an investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges. Court documents showed that Joseph Ellicott pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud and distribution […]
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Guam group fights Air Force plan to blow up bombs, munitions

HONOLULU (AP) — A community group on Guam is challenging the U.S. Air Force’s plans to blow up bombs and other waste munitions at a base on the U.S. territory, saying it could contaminate water supplies and threaten endangered species. The group devoted to protecting Guam’s natural and cultural resources alleged in a lawsuit filed […]
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6 injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical plant

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a southwest Louisiana chemical plant has left at least six people with minor injuries. The explosion occurred at an empty ethylene dichloride storage tank shortly before 11 a.m., a spokesperson for Westlake Chemical South told news outlets Two of the injured were taken to Oschner Christus St. […]

Arizona Education

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Arizona loosens substitute teacher rules to help alleviate staffing shortage

The Arizona Board of Education loosened substitute teacher rules Monday to help alleviate a pandemic-aggravated staffing shortage.
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ASU, UArizona ranked in top 10 in multiple online bachelor's programs

Arizona’s two largest public universities are ranked in the top 10 for 2022 by U.S. News and World Report for multiple online bachelor’s programs.
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Arizona State Board of Education to vote on rule changes for substitute teachers

The Arizona State Board of Education on Monday will consider changes that are meant to make it easier to get more substitute teachers in the classroom.

Arizona Technology

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Air treatment system manufacturer to build new headquarters in metro Phoenix

Air treatment system manufacturing company XNRGY announced Monday it would be building a headquarters in metro Phoenix and create more than 900 jobs over time.
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Arizona judge rules state's lawsuit against Google can move forward

A judge has ruled that most of Arizona’s lawsuit accusing Google of deceptive practices can go to trial.
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5 genius hacks to do on your tech before it's February

It’s a new year, and we’re busy setting goals and making resolutions. One of mine is to spend at least an hour outside every day. Of course, I still have work to do, and much of that happens via email. I started 2022 by cleaning up my inbox. Tap or click for the steps I […]

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Gain insights on next year’s trends at 58th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Employment is recovering from the severe contraction induced by the pandemic, but it is still way below levels at the start of 2020. Can it fully recover in the coming year?