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Hoffman says ruling against mask mandate bans in Arizona schools ‘right decision’

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said a Monday ruling that a law banning face mask mandates in Arizona schools violates the state constitution and can’t go into effect this week as scheduled was the right move for students, parents and administrators.
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Arizona reports 1,959 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

Arizona health officials on Monday reported 1,959 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the disease.
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2021, file photo, Mayra Navarrete, 13, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...
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US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids’ shots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they’re confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future. The spike in demand — expected […]
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Arizona reports 2,579 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,579 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths from the disease.
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A woman gets a COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot in the "Im Lauesch" nursing home of Strasbourg, eastern...
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Arizona reports 2,916 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,916 new COVID-19 cases and 69 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona says it has plenty of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply for booster shots

Arizona has an ample supply of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people eligible to get booster shots under new federal recommendations, the state health department said Friday.
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Back from rehab, Maricopa County Attorney Adel says she’s staying on job

After returning from treatment for alcohol abuse, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Friday she was confident in her ability to do her job and was not stepping down, as some have suggested.
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A patient breathes through an oxygen mask at the COVID-19 unit of the Marius Nasta National Pneumol...
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Arizona reports 2,998 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,998 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths from the disease.
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Ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona sidelines non-COVID patient transfers

An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals.
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Former Tempe police detective dies after contracting West Nile virus

A former Tempe police detective has died after contracting West Nile virus, the department announced Thursday.
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Arizona reports 3,013 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 3,013 new COVID-19 cases, the most in nearly two weeks, and 69 additional deaths from the disease.
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US District judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

A lawyer for several Arizona abortion providers urged a federal judge Wednesday to block a new state law that would allow prosecutors to charge doctors who knowingly terminate a pregnancy solely because the fetus has a genetic abnormality.
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Griselda Zetino

Wet monsoon in Arizona brings record-high season for West Nile virus

This year’s wet monsoon in Arizona has created the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, and that’s leading to a record-high season for the West Nile virus.
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Arizona reports 2,106 new COVID-19 cases, 74 more deaths Wednesday

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,106 new COVID-19 cases and 74 additional deaths from the disease.
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Griselda Zetino

CDC: 99.9% of eligible residents in southern Arizona county are vaccinated against COVID-19

Santa Cruz County has fully vaccinated nearly all of its residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Danny Shapiro

Program unveiled at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to aid passengers with dementia

A new lanyard program was unveiled Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport aimed at assisting passengers with dementia.
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Poll finds over half oppose Ducey’s ban on mask mandates in Arizona schools

A poll of Arizonans showed more than half oppose Gov. Doug Ducey's ban on mask mandates in schools and withholding funds from districts that have mask requirements.
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Phoenix mountain rescues decrease during pilot program to close trails in extreme heat

A city of Phoenix pilot program to close popular hiking trails during some of the hottest summer days has resulted in fewer mountain rescues for first responders, according to new data.
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Arizona reports 1,934 new COVID-19 cases, 71 more deaths Tuesday

Arizona health officials on Tuesday reported 1,934 new COVID-19 cases and 71 additional deaths from the disease.
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Griselda Zetino

Carmona ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

Arizona’s top pandemic adviser feels “cautiously optimistic” about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids and believes it could help cut down the transmission of the virus.
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Cigna Medical Group opens new health care center at SkySong in Scottsdale

Cigna Medical Group has opened the doors of a new health care center at SkySong in Scottsdale, allowing patients to access multiple services in one place.
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Arizona reports 2,020 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths Monday

Arizona health officials on Monday reported 2,020 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona’s rural patients struggle to transfer to full state hospitals

As Arizona’s biggest hospitals fill up with COVID-19 cases, physicians in some of the state’s smaller or more rural communities fear it’s their patients who need specialty care who will pay the ultimate price.
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Arizona reports 2,457 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,457 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths from the disease.
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