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Judge again rules Arizona Senate's election review records to be made public

A judge has rejected the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s contention that it can withhold a raft of communications between its leaders and private contractors they hired to conduct an unprecedented review of the 2020 election results in the state’s most populous county.
Kevin Stone

ASU, UArizona, NAU announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees

Arizona’s three public universities announced Friday they will be requiring most employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,399 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,399 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional deaths from the disease.
Associated Press

Arizona authorities say 2 drown on Colorado River near Lake Havasu City

Mohave County authorities say two people drowned Thursday on the Colorado River north of Lake Havasu City.
Martha Maurer

First Latino president, CEO of Arizona Coyotes leads with purpose, impacts Hispanics

Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez knows all about the American dream and is dedicating his life to help other Latinos achieve theirs.
KTAR.com

MCSO hosting barbecue fundraiser for family of fallen Deputy Juan Ruiz

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is holding a barbecue fundraiser Friday for the family of fallen Deputy Juan Ruiz.

Arizona Health

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Arizona reports 2,399 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,399 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional deaths from the disease.
Ali Vetnar

Phoenix man describes battle with West Nile virus as cases spike

A north Phoenix man is one of many who have battled West Nile virus in Arizona this season as the state leads the country in cases.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,386 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 2,386 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths from the disease.
Ali Vetnar

UArizona medical students to deliver healthy meals to cancer patients in Phoenix

University of Arizona medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with a Valley-based nonprofit organization.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,319 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, subtracts 6 deaths

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,319 new COVID-19 cases and made a data correction that subtracted six deaths from the pandemic total.
Ali Vetnar

New cancer detection technology available for Phoenix first responders

A groundbreaking blood test is now available to help Phoenix first responders detect cancer.

ArizonaSports.com

Phoenix Mercury's Sophie Cunningham (9) reacts after fouling Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley during the...
Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury fall to Chicago Sky in Game 3, face elimination on Sunday

The Phoenix Mercury dropped Game 3 by a staggering 36 points and now face elimination on Sunday in Chicago.
Kareem Hunt #27 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second ...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals catch break with Chubb out, still face tough RB in Kareem Hunt

The Browns will have a different look in the backfield against the Cardinals in Week 6, headlined by RB Kareem Hunt.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on from the sidelines ...
Haboob Blog

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s personnel wish list is ‘limitless’

Remember making a wish list filled with outlandish asks as a kid? Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has taken the practice to the NFL level.
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury walks on the field before the team's NFL football game agai...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, GM Steve Keim test positive for COVID-19

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Friday.
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a three-point shot against the Brooklyn Nets during...
Kellan Olson

Mikal Bridges waiting like all of us for potential contract extension with Suns

When Phoenix Suns wing Mikal Bridges was discussing a potential new contract extension on Friday, a word he kept coming back to was waiting.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz sits on the bench during the first half of a preseason NFL ...
Dan Bickley

Zach Ertz trade is proof the Cardinals are all in for 2021

Zach Ertz has pedigree. He has a Super Bowl ring. His presence is a declaration. He is proof the Cardinals are all in to win in 2021.

Arizona Business

Danny Shapiro

Circle K introducing frictionless checkout at Tempe store, other Arizona locations

Circle K has introduced frictionless checkout at a Tempe store with plans to expand the technology to several Arizona locations in the coming weeks.
KTAR.com

Tratto in Phoenix makes New York Times' top 50 restaurant list for 2021

Phoenix restaurant Tratto has been named to The New York Times' list of the top 50 restaurants in the nation for 2021.
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.
KTAR.com

Retail real estate company to develop 3 shopping centers in metro Phoenix

The owner of numerous shopping centers in metro Phoenix plans to add three more to the Valley after a decade-plus break from ground-up retail development.
Danny Shapiro

Arizona makes $5 million more available to help small business recovery

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has made $5 million more in funding available to aid small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent weather-related damages.
KTAR.com

Arizona business executive applauds end of travel limits between US, Mexico, Canada

Arizona's economic recovery from the pandemic will take another step forward when nonessential land travel between the United States and Mexico and Canada reopens next month.

United States

Associated Press

Biden says he's open to shortening length of new programs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal. Biden’s comments on Friday, reassuring progressives on […]
Associated Press

California snacking 'Safeway Bear' shot and killed

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A black bear that was caught on video snacking on food in stores near Lake Tahoe was shot and killed over the summer when it refused to leave a California campsite, authorities said. The black bear dubbed the “Safeway Bear” was shot in early August in Alpine County near the […]
Associated Press

Trump's not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to circle the Republican Party, commanding attention and influence as he ponders another run for the presidency. And still circling Trump is Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff, the Intelligence Committee chairman who rose to national prominence probing Russian election interference and leading […]
Associated Press

Clinton "doing fine" and will be out of hospital soon

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he’s being treated for an infection, President Joe Biden said. Biden said Friday during remarks at the University of Connecticut that he had spoken to Clinton and the former president “sends his best.” “He’s doing […]
Associated Press

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2021. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in what was then a part of western Virginia. (Ten of Brown’s […]
Associated Press

UN official: Taliban to announce secondary school for girls

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official said Friday the Taliban told him they will announce “very soon” that all Afghan girls will be allowed to attend secondary schools. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi, who visited Kabul last week, told reporters at U.N. headquarters that five of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces — Balkh, Jawzjan […]

Arizona Education

Kevin Stone

ASU, UArizona, NAU announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees

Arizona’s three public universities announced Friday they will be requiring most employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
Jim Cross

Tempe Union High School District to phase out resource officers

The Tempe Union High School District has voted to phase out the use of local police as school resource officers by next August.
Ali Vetnar

UArizona medical students to deliver healthy meals to cancer patients in Phoenix

University of Arizona medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with a Valley-based nonprofit organization.
Griselda Zetino

New data shows student enrollment rebounding at Arizona’s public schools

Enrollment appears to be increasing for public schools across Arizona, according to the latest student count numbers by the state Department of Education.
Griselda Zetino

Arizona education experts concerned Latino students still lag in classroom

Latinos make up nearly half of all K-12 public school students in Arizona but continue to underperform on key education benchmarks, raising concerns about the state's future workforce.
Kevin Stone

Arizona education chief says federal COVID funds 'essential' for safe schools

Arizona has now received more than $4 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds for education, which Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said has been “incredibly critical” for schools to safely reopen because “the state has fallen short” in that regard.

Arizona Technology

Danny Shapiro

Circle K introducing frictionless checkout at Tempe store, other Arizona locations

Circle K has introduced frictionless checkout at a Tempe store with plans to expand the technology to several Arizona locations in the coming weeks.
KTAR.com

ADOT begins project to bring broadband internet to rural Arizona communities

A new Arizona Department of Transportation project is underway to deliver broadband internet access to rural communities.
GENESIS SANDOVAL | CRONKITE NEWS

Robocalls in Arizona dip as FCC rules kick in; advocates say more should be done

Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as the first phase of a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures.
Kim Komando

9 free software copycats that work better than expensive programs

There are more features and tricks hiding in your Mac or PC than most people will ever know. You can do even more if you know the right software to download.
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Take your time choosing the right wireless earbuds for you

When you start shopping around for wireless earbuds, start by thinking about when and where you’ll most likely be using them - the features you’ll want may be quite different for each use.
KTAR.com

Cybersecurity command center launches in Phoenix, will coordinate statewide operations

Arizona's new cybersecurity command center launched in Phoenix on Monday to protect the state in an ever-increasing digital world.

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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.
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How to sharpen your vision with elective procedures

Imagine opening your eyes in the morning and being able to see clearly. You wouldn’t have to wait to put on glasses or contacts, and there would be no more blurry showers nor forgetting where your glasses are.
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3 cool tips to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for your child

Early brain development has a crucial impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research has shown that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five.
Sweet James

Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
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How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.