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Kevin Stone

Suspect shot by Phoenix police near Arizona Capitol jailed after hospital release

An armed robbery suspect shot by Phoenix police near the Arizona Capitol earlier this month was arrested Tuesday after getting released from the hospital, authorities said.
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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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Suspect with gunshot wound arrested in Phoenix after police pursuit, car crash

A police pursuit early Tuesday ended after the suspect, who had been shot in the chest, crashed his car and it caught fire near South Mountain Park in Phoenix, authorities said.
Associated Press

Arizona GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

The Arizona Senate Government Committee advanced seven election bills Monday in its first meeting since the conclusion of the Senate's unprecedented ballot review last year.
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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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Crews pour 2,000 tons of concrete for I-10 Broadway Curve project in metro Phoenix

Crews continue to make progress on the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve project, pouring 2,000 tons of concrete in metro Phoenix over the weekend for a bridge foundation.

Arizona Health

Kevin Stone

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.
KTAR.com

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.
Associated Press

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.
Associated Press

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.
KTAR.com

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.
Griselda Zetino

ASU program provides Maryvale students with free high-speed internet access

An Arizona State University initiative is stepping in to help students of a west Phoenix community by providing free high-speed internet to families.

ArizonaSports.com

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) gets past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka ...
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Coyotes can’t slow Penguins down in 3rd period, fall on road in Pittsburgh

The Penguins scored four unanswered goals in third period to beat the Coyotes 6-3 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Owner Robert Sarver and general manager James Jones of the Phoenix Suns look on during the NBA pres...
Kellan Olson

James Jones’ expert execution as GM of Suns earns him well-deserved extension

Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones has transformed the organization and that made him more than worthy of a contract extension.
FILE - Boston Red Sox David Ortiz reacts before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Frida...
Associated Press

David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out

David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry.
JaVale McGee #00 of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball in the second half against the Detroit Pistons ...
Kellan Olson

JaVale McGee joins Ayton, Crowder as out for Suns’ rematch vs. Jazz

The Phoenix Suns' injury report got even longer on Tuesday with the addition of backup center JaVale McGee.
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Arizona Sports

No. 3 Arizona basketball faces biggest Pac-12 test yet vs. No. 7 UCLA

The No. 3 Arizona Wildcats face their toughest Pac-12 test of the season thus far on Tuesday night against the No. 7 UCLA Bruins.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 02:  Jon Rahm of Spain plays his tee shot on the 16th hole during the fir...
Arizona Sports

Jon Rahm headlines PGA pros playing in 2022 WM Phoenix Open

Former ASU Sun Devil Jon Rahm is among the notable golfers that are committed to playing in the 2022 WM Phoenix Open.

Arizona Business

KTAR.com

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.
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

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.
KTAR.com

StretchLab to open 5th Arizona studio in Paradise Valley at the end of January

A studio that works to incorporate mobility and flexibility into one's fitness routine is opening a new location in the East Valley at the end of this month.
KTAR.com

Phoenix wins $1M in Global Mayors Challenge for mobile career unit

Phoenix is $1 million richer after winning a worldwide mayors' challenge focused on urban innovations.
Danny Shapiro

Only a matter of time until Arizona gas prices average $4 a gallon, analyst says

It's only a matter of months before most Arizona drivers are paying $4 a gallon for gas, according to an oil industry expert.

United States

Associated Press

US approves major arms sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to Egypt despite ongoing concerns over human rights. The sales were announced just hours after congressional Democrats urged the administration not to release a much smaller package of military assistance that had been put on hold last year pending the […]
Associated Press

Ex-AME Zion Church leaders charged with $14M fraud

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former bishop and lay leader of an historically African American church have been charged with defrauding California congregations by mortgaging their properties in order to obtain $14 million in loans they used for personal expenses, authorities said Tuesday. A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Staccato Powell, 62, of Wake Forest, […]
Associated Press

Alabama appeals ruling ordering new congressional districts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday began appealing a federal court ruling that ordered the state to draw new congressional districts, including a second district with a substantial number of minority voters. The Alabama attorney general’s office filed a notice of appeal to the judges’ order that blocked the current map from being used […]
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Ex-Northwestern prof gets 53 years for killing boyfriend

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge sentenced a former Northwestern University professor to 53 years in prison Tuesday for the 2017 stabbing death of his boyfriend. Cook County Judge Charles Burns called the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau “cold-blooded” and an “execution” as he sentenced Wyndham Lathem, 47, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in October. […]
Associated Press

Pelosi to seek reelection with Democratic majority at risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will seek reelection, ending speculation that she would retire as Democrats face the threat of losing control of Congress in the 2022 midterms. “While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives,” the 81-year-old Pelosi said in an […]
Associated Press

US plans more wild horse roundups this year than ever before

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the American West. Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning, known as an […]

Arizona Education

Associated Press

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.
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.
Associated Press

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.

Arizona Technology

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 […]
KTAR.com

Phoenix wins $1M in Global Mayors Challenge for mobile career unit

Phoenix is $1 million richer after winning a worldwide mayors' challenge focused on urban innovations.
Kim Komando

Here are 10 ways to lock down those new gadgets

Ah, a shiny new tech toy. In the eyes of a hacker, that’s a great way into your home’s network. Most people don’t realize how important it is to properly secure your internet connection and router from snoops, hackers, and moochers.

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This is the best year to get your MBA

Getting a master’s degree is a major commitment of time, energy, and money, so returning to school — even if you’re thinking about a part-time program that allows you to keep working — is one of the biggest decisions of your career.
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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.
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The most memorable games in Arizona sports history every fan needs to know

Sports teams in Arizona have seen their fair share of instant classic games, but there's a few that every fan needs to know.
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Does the thought of retirement fill you with stress or with happiness? Everyone wants to spend their retirement in a way that brings them the most joy, whether that’s traveling the world or spending extra time at home with grandkids.
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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?