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  • Self-driving cars deliver food from Chandler nonprofit to Gilbert seniors

    A fleet of bright blue wrapped autonomous vehicles are hitting the streets in the East Valley to help a nonprofit deliver meals to seniors.
  • Harris releases strategy to tackle migration’s root causes

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won’t produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined. Harris said the United States alone cannot tackle deep-seated motives for people to […]
  • Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

    BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the […]
  • Nikola founder Milton freed on $100M bail after fraud arrest

    NEW YORK (AP) — The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola Corp. was freed on $100 million bail Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges alleging he lied about the electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup, duping novice investors including some financially struggling people looking for income during the pandemic. Trevor Milton, 39, of Oakley, […]
  • Arizona’s Biggs, others want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP

    Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
  • Phoenix officer is among winners of 2021 ADOT safety message contest

    As residents drove across Arizona freeways Thursday, they probably saw this year's two newest safety messages displayed on overhead message boards.
  • Shower power: Dozens of therapies to suit your dreams

    Here's how to pick the best showerhead for you.
  • Ducey, ready for audit results, says time to move on from 2020 election

    Gov. Doug Ducey is looking forward to the results from the Arizona Senate's audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, but said the process that's gone on for more than three months isn't a top priority.
  • Phoenix, Tempe among places with new mask mandates for city facilities

    Municipalities across Arizona, including Phoenix, are starting to mandate face masks in city buildings again in response to a change in federal COVID-19 mitigation guidelines and rising case numbers.
  • Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else comply […]
  • Arizona man accused of striking cyclists charged with murder

    An Arizona man already facing assault charges for allegedly plowing his pickup truck into people participating in a bike race last month has been charged with murder.
  • Arizona ban on school mask mandates already backfiring, Hoffman says

    Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said she is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s side when it comes to wanting kids back in classrooms, but a state ban on face mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates is already hindering that goal.
  • Maricopa County retrieves ballots, other election items from Senate audit

    At least one chapter of the lengthy Arizona Senate election audit ended Thursday, when Maricopa County Elections workers began retrieval of about 2.1 million ballots and other election items.
  • Ducey pushes COVID-19 vaccine as cases, hospitalizations rise in Arizona

    Gov. Doug Ducey reiterated Thursday that the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise again in Arizona, where inoculation rates continue to lag behind national averages.
  • 2021 monsoon makes a big splash in Arizona’s deep drought

    A series of powerful storms that brought days of heavy rain to most of Arizona has made an impact on the drought.
  • Arizona reports 1,759 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths Thursday

    Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 1,759 new COVID-19 cases, the second-most in a day in more than four months, and 15 additional deaths from the disease.
  • Trump supporters raise $5.7M for Arizona election audit

    Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump's movement to cast doubt on the 2020 election results have raised more than $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit, according to figures released late Wednesday.
  • Key details of the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package. The White House is projecting that the investments will add, on average, about 2 million jobs per year over the […]
  • Concern for buyers getting priced out as Phoenix home prices break records

    Phoenix home prices have risen faster than any other metro area in the country for 24 straight months, according to the Case-Shiller Index, as experts worry buyers are being priced out of the housing market.
  • Survey shows educational, emotional toll of the pandemic on Arizona teens

    A new survey shows how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Arizona teens both academically and emotionally.