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Arizona News

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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

1 dead after wrong-way driver crashes on Loop 202 westbound freeway on Thursday

A person has died after a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on Thursday morning in the East Valley, authorities said.
Associated Press

Tucson's largest building gets hotel in redevelopment

Tucson's tallest building is getting a boutique hotel.
KTAR.com

Merry Main Street kicks off the holiday season in Mesa on Friday

Mesa's annual celebration of the holiday season that includes ice skating, a large Christmas tree and visits with Santa begins Friday and will last through Jan. 2.
KTAR.com

What are we thankful for this year at KTAR News 92.3 FM?

The KTAR News station hosts tell us what they’re thankful for this year.

Arizona Health

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.
Associated Press

Arizona hospital executives stress need for COVID-19 vaccinations as cases rise again

Hospital executives and public health authorities across Arizona pleaded Tuesday for people to get vaccinated and do everything possible to avoid spreading the coronavirus as they gird for another surge in cases that threatens once again to overwhelm the state’s health care system.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 120 more COVID deaths as inpatient numbers keep rising

Arizona on Tuesday had one of its largest daily COVID-19 death reports since last winter and saw the number of hospital inpatients with the coronavirus rise for the 11th consecutive day.
Associated Press

Navajo officials urge residents to be cautious on Thanksgiving due to COVID concerns

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, the Navajo Nation is urging residents on the vast reservation to limit in-person gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports under 4,000 COVID cases again, but hospitalizations keep climbing

Arizona on Monday reported fewer than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, but the steady increase in hospitalizations continues.

ArizonaSports.com

In a photo provided by Bahamas Visual Services, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurely watches the team p...
Associated Press

ASU falls to Loyola-Chicago, losing 3 straight in Bahamas

Loyola Chicago pulled away in the second half to post a 77-59 win over Arizona State on Friday night in the Bahamas.
Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket around New York Knicks' Alec Burks (18) during ...
Kellan Olson

Devin Booker shines in New York again, Suns emphatically win 15th straight vs. Knicks

The Phoenix Suns' winning streak reached 15 games and Devin Booker has really come along in the last two games of it.
Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns in action against Immanuel Quickley #5 of the New York Knicks dur...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns’ winning streak hits 15 after beating New York Knicks

The Phoenix Suns' winning streak was extended to 15 games on Friday after a 118-97 win over the New York Knicks.
Tampa Bay Rays' Jordan Luplow celebrates in the dugout after his grand slam during the first inning...
Wills Rice

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire outfielder Jordan Luplow from Rays

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Jordan Luplow from the Tampa Bay Rays in return for infielder Ronny Simon.
Arizona Coyotes right wing Jan Jenik (73) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the San Jos...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes assign F Jan Jenik to Tucson Roadrunners

The Arizona Coyotes announced Friday they have assigned forward Jan Jenik to their AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.
Running back Rachaad White #3 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scores on a 2-yard rushing touchdown ...
Arizona Sports

ASU to wear traditional maroon and gold against Arizona for Territorial Cup

The Territorial Cup has seen different uniform combinations, but Saturday's threads against Arizona are very familiar for Sun Devil fans.

Arizona Business

Griselda Zetino

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to get millions from infrastructure bill

Millions of federal dollars for repairs and upgrades are headed to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in the East Valley thanks to the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law this month.
KTAR.com

Bell Bank Park in Mesa seeking to hire 500 ahead of January grand opening

The organization behind a new 320-acre, world-class sports facility set to open in Mesa in January is looking to hire more than 500 employees.
KTAR.com

Angie's Lobster takeout opening in Tempe soon, other locations in 2022

The family behind the drive-thru Salad and Go chain has cast its net on another to-go-only dining option: lobster.
Danny Shapiro

Senna House hotel to open at former home of Don & Charlie's in Scottsdale next month

A new boutique hotel is set to open in Old Town Scottsdale next month at the former home of iconic restaurant Don & Charlie's.
KTAR.com

Some Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport restaurant workers start strike Monday

Some Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport restaurant workers went on strike Monday as they push for a deal to improve pay and benefits.
KTAR.com

Madison Center announces lineup for 2022 Broadway season

The Madison Center for the Arts in Phoenix released the lineup for its 2022 Broadway season, which features the modern classic "Rent."

United States

Associated Press

New COVID variant threat causes worldwide scramble

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of […]
Associated Press

At least 1 injured in shooting at mall in Tacoma, Washington

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities said at least one person was injured when shots were fired Friday evening near a food court at a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington. The Pierce County Sheriff’s office said the shooting at the Tacoma Mall was reported at 7:08 p.m. The Tacoma Police said the victim was transported to […]
Associated Press

Hawaii city worker stuck in sewage treatment plant tank dies

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city worker died Friday after being trapped in a tank at a sewage treatment plant, officials said. Firefighters received a 911 call at 10 a.m. requesting “a confined space” rescue at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. Because of federal rules, a hazardous materials unit was first […]
Associated Press

In Nantucket, Biden shops, attends Christmas tree lighting

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden appeared on the loose Friday in Nantucket. Biden spent more than an hour walking around downtown Nantucket’s cobblestone streets, popping unannounced into quaint mom-and-pop shops, appearing to make purchases and posing for photos with surprised business owners. He was accompanied by some of his grandchildren. Biden and his […]
Associated Press

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. Sondheim’s death was announced by Rick Miramontez, president of DKC/O&M. […]
Associated Press

Police chief: 3 shot in fight at North Carolina mall

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said. Authorities said in the late afternoon that one person was detained and there was no further threat to the public. […]

Arizona Education

KTAR.com

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

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.
Kim Komando

Get more life out of your dying phone battery with these tips

When you’re out and about and realize your battery life is low, what can you do?

Sponsored Articles

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.