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A report says 81% of Arizona Republican state legislators took steps to discredit or overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Will you vote for a candidate who still thinks Trump won Arizona?

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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
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Arizona allocates $29.2M aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts

The Arizona Department of Education on Wednesday announced it has allocated $29.2 million in federal funding aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts.
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More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.
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2 men sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in Arizona

Two men were recently sentenced to prison in separate cases for involvement in a drug trafficking organization, the Arizona Attorney General's Office said this week.
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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from May 20-22

An employment report finding the state saw a significant jobs increase last month is among the biggest Arizona stories of the weekend.
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Small plane crashes after taking off from airport in Prescott, pilot not injured

A small plane crashed after taking off from the Prescott Regional Airport on Sunday but the pilot was not injured, authorities said.

Arizona Health

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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
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78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children. President Joe Biden authorized the use of […]
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
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Arizona politicians react to judge ruling Title 42 asylum restrictions must continue

Arizona politicians on Friday reacted to a judge's decision to not end Title 42, a pandemic-related border restrictions that prevents migrants from seeking asylum in the United States on grounds of halting the spread of COVID-19.
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Taylor Tasler

Arizona sees unusual spike in flu cases this spring

Arizona is seeing a spike in flu cases this spring, which could leave some major pharmacies in the state running low on medication. 
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Abortion rights supporters file longshot Arizona initiative bid

A newly organized group of abortion rights supporters on Tuesday filed an initiative that seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to protect the right to abortion.

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HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks In Season’ to feature Cardinals

The Cardinals will be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks In Season' for 2022, becoming the second NFL team to do so for the midseason series.
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Arizona Sports

Kyler Murray reportedly will not be at Cardinals OTAs that begin Monday

ESPN's Adam Schefter added there is no news on the contract front regarding Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward R...
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Warriors one step closer to sweep of Mavericks after Game 3 victory

The Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 Sunday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
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Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship after entering Sunday 7-shots back

Justin Thomas entered Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship seven strokes behind the leader. After a playoff, he left the champion.
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NFL Network’s Frelund leaves Cardinals off list of top NFL offenses

The Arizona Cardinals have not had a top-10 scoring offense since head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray arrived in 2019.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Geraldo Perdomo, right, celebrates with Ketel Marte after he scored during th...
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D-backs can’t complete sweep after Cubs go back-to-back in 8th

The Cubs hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning as the D-backs couldn't complete the four-game sweep in Chicago.

Arizona Business

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Crews battle 4-alarm fire at Phoenix scrapyard early Sunday

Fire crews were battling a four-alarm fire Sunday morning at a local scrapyard in Phoenix, authorities said.
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Chandler adds languages to bilingual pay policy for employees

The city of Chandler on Thursday announced a new bilingual pay policy for employees in an effort to better its customer service provider to Chandler residents and customers. 
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Tempe streetcar service launches with free rides to be provided for first year

After four years of construction, Tempe and Valley Metro launched its streetcar service in the East Valley city on Friday.
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FBI Phoenix warns public about increase in business email scams

FBI Phoenix is warning the public about an increase of business email scams, which has been the top reported scam in Arizona over the past five years.
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Flower Child fast-casual restaurant expanding into Chandler

Flower Child is bringing its healthy dining options to Chandler, adding a sixth Valley location to the fast-casual eatery’s portfolio.
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Opendoor to expand Tempe office to regional hub, add 500 jobs

Online real estate seller Opendoor announced Wednesday the addition of 500 jobs as it expands its Tempe office to a regional hub.

United States

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a ...
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Opponents of federal vaccine mandate seek rehearing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the Biden administration to require that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month vacated a lower court ruling blocking the mandate and ordered dismissal of a lawsuit challenging […]
FILE - Democrat Antonio Delgado speaks at a democratic watch party in Kingston, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov....
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Next New York lieutenant governor to be sworn in Wednesday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in Wednesday as New York’s next lieutenant governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. Hochul said Monday she will issue a proclamation for a special election to fill her fellow Democrat’s seat in upstate New York once he resigns. It remains unclear when that will be. […]
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Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. If approved, the policy presented to faculty […]
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Sheriff: Man slain by cop who thought he saw gun was unarmed

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A motorcyclist who was shot and killed by a deputy in South Carolina who thought he had a gun after a long chase turned out to be unarmed, authorities said. The shooting early Saturday remains under investigation by state agents and Aiken County deputy Christopher Owens is on paid leave, the […]
Judge Elizabeth Scherer speaks during jury selection in the penalty phase of the trial of Marjory S...
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Jury selection in school shooter's trial upended by T-shirt

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The already slow slog of picking jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz hit a new stumbling block Monday when a potential juror’s T-shirt honoring those killed and traumatized in the 2018 massacre resulted in the dismissal of her entire group of 10. The woman, a […]
FILE - Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen as she testifies bef...
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Maryland's Sen. Van Hollen returns home after minor stroke

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen is home again after suffering a minor stroke, tweeting Sunday that it was great to be home “after a long week.” The Maryland Democrat said in a statement May 15 that he experienced lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering a speech in western Maryland. On the […]

Arizona Education

Students and parents walk to class at Tussahaw Elementary school on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in McD...
SuElen Rivera

Arizona allocates $29.2M aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts

The Arizona Department of Education on Wednesday announced it has allocated $29.2 million in federal funding aimed at assisting local education recovery efforts.
Cartwright Elementary School District’s first 84-passenger electric bus was purchased in June 202...
Jimena Vera I Special for Cronkite News

More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.
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Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.

Arizona Technology

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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
Cartwright Elementary School District’s first 84-passenger electric bus was purchased in June 202...
Jimena Vera I Special for Cronkite News

More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.
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Kim Komando

3 tech steps you should have in place before you die

It’s a grim topic, but in today’s digital age, we have to plan for what happens to all our online accounts, data, notes, photos, videos, websites, playlists, blogs, and subscriptions once we’re gone.

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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
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Day & Night Air

Tips to lower your energy bill in the Arizona heat

Does your summer electric bill make you groan? Are you looking for effective ways to reduce your bill?
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Christina O’Haver

Stroke month: Experts call attention to stroke prevention

Every 40 seconds—that’s how often someone has a stroke in the United States. It’s the fifth leading cause of death among Americans, with someone dying of a stroke every 3.5 minutes.
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Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners.
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The secret to guaranteed retirement income

Annuities aren’t really a secret, but they are so misunderstood that they might as well be. Once you understand what an annuity is and how it can benefit you, you could decide this “secret” is the perfect supplement to your retirement plan.