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3 children, 1 woman taken to hospital after multi-vehicle accident in Phoenix

A multi-vehicle accident in Phoenix injured three children and a young woman on Wednesday, authorities said.
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Hiker dies after falling hundreds of feet in Superstition Mountains

A hiker camping on a peak in the Superstition Mountains east of metro Phoenix was found dead after apparently slipping while taking a photo and falling hundreds of feet, authorities said.
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Arizona's nation-leading home prices should slow down in 2023, economist says

Even though Arizona has topped the nation in home prices for 30 straight months, there are signs of relief, a Valley economist said.
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Border Patrol union leader says morale 'in the tank' after trying year

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said agent morale is “in the tank” after a year in which the number of migrant encounters soared.
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Pop-up clinic in Phoenix on Saturday to have free COVID-19 tests, vaccines and protective gear

A pop-up clinic in Phoenix on Saturday will have free COVID-19 tests and vaccines, as well as protective gear to help curb the spread of the virus.
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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.

Arizona Health

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Pop-up clinic in Phoenix on Saturday to have free COVID-19 tests, vaccines and protective gear

A pop-up clinic in Phoenix on Saturday will have free COVID-19 tests and vaccines, as well as protective gear to help curb the spread of the virus.
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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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24 Jul 2000:  A general view of the plaques dedicated to the Legends of Baseball at the Baseball Ha...
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Baseball Hall of Fame should have Bonds, Clemens, Rose in

The Baseball Hall of Fame passed on the chance to have Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens inducted once again on Tuesday.
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Suns GM James Jones likes where roster is at ahead of trade deadline

Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones told Arizona Sports' Burns & Gambo his thought process on the upcoming trade deadline.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) passes the ball to a teammate as Indiana Pacers forward Justin ...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns slight favorites in Wednesday’s matchup vs. Jazz

Oddsmakers believe Round 2 between the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will be a lot tighter than Monday's matchup.
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MLB labor woes threaten 3rd consecutive spring training in Arizona

The owners locked out the players on Dec. 2 and unless an agreement between them is reached soon, the spring training schedule is in trouble.
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The 5: Arizona Cardinals’ in-house free agent priorities this offseason

The Cardinals certainly have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. A look at Arizona's biggest in-house free agent priorities:
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Cardinals grant $250K for new turf field at Phoenix 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.

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.

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Another Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander admitted in federal court to sending a Malaysian defense contractor classified ship schedules for the Navy’s 7th Fleet in exchange for extravagant meals, luxury travel, cash and the services of prostitutes. Commander Stephen Shedd is the third member of the 7th Fleet to plead guilty to bribery […]
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Magistrate orders Oath Keepers leader jailed until trial

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group must remain behind bars until he goes on trial on sedition charges arising from last year’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, a federal magistrate ruled Wednesday. Stewart Rhodes had been jailed sincehis Jan. 13 arrest on charges that he plotted […]
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'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider opens a new chapter for show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One word made all the difference Wednesday on “Jeopardy!” Champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak on the quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money. Schneider’s success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who’s serving as guest host, […]
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Medical marijuana bill passes, heads to Mississipi governor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are sending their governor a bill that would create a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions. If it becomes law, as anticipated, Mississippi would join the majority of states that let people use cannabis for medical reasons. The House and Senate on Wednesday both passed the […]
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Oklahoma City woman accuses ex-lawmaker of sexual misconduct

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state lawmaker who resigned abruptly last week has been accused by an Oklahoma City lobbyist of touching her inappropriately during a New Year’s Eve party at her home. Former first-term Democratic state Rep. Jose Cruz, 31, resigned from his House seat last week, issuing a statement in which he […]
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Woman accused of throwing kids in lake charged with murder

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman accused of throwing two of her children into a lake has been indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder. Ureka Rochelle Black, 33, of Shreveport, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 10-month-old Joshua Calif Black, the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office said in a […]

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.
Danny Shapiro

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.
Griselda Zetino

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.
Kim Komando

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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