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  • 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.
  • COVID outbreak in school could return kids to remote learning, Hoffman says

    Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman on Wednesday said a school that has a COVID-19 outbreak may have to send kids home to learn remotely again.
  • Phoenix-area residents hit harder than most by transportation costs

    Phoenix-area residents spend a larger percentage of their household budget on transportation than all but one other large metro area in the nation, according to a recent study.
  • Are there ways around Arizona’s ban on school face mask mandates?

    A new Arizona law prohibits public schools from enacting face mask mandates, but a Phoenix attorney said there could be ways to circumvent the ban.
  • EXPLAINER: Why masks are again advised for everyone indoors

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wait, we’re supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that’s the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guidance for wearing masks indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus. The […]
  • Family voiced suspicions about woman accused in 4 killings

    PHOENIX (AP) — In the months after her husband’s death, Lori Vallow Daybell aroused suspicions among relatives who told investigators that she believed a demon had overcome her estranged spouse. They also worried about the whereabouts of the couple’s 7-year-old son, and even the boy’s school in Arizona relayed a lie Daybell told that raised […]
  • Arizona’s schools chief slams Ducey for limiting COVID mitigation policies

    Arizona's schools chief didn't mince words Wednesday criticizing Gov. Doug Ducey limiting the ability for schools in the state to enforce COVID-19 mitigation measures, including requiring face masks.
  • Authorities find body of teen girl swept away by floodwaters near Cottonwood

    The body of 16-year-old Faith Moore was found Wednesday after she was swept away by floodwaters near Cottonwood five days earlier, authorities said.
  • Senate, including Sinema, ready to move ahead of infrastructure deal

    Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema, along with a bipartisan group of senators and President Joe Biden, on Wednesday to reach an agreement on a $1 trillion national infrastructure package with an evening test vote possible.
  • Chandler police shoot man who allegedly drove RV toward them

    A Chandler police officer shot a 32-year-old man who allegedly drove toward them in an RV while trespassing at a residence on Saturday night, authorities said.
  • ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

    HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep. They didn’t give a […]
  • Milky Way is a wonder and you’ve got about a week for best viewing

    The center of our Milky Way galaxy is located some 26,000 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. That is very far, even on a galactic scale.
  • 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.
  • Amtrak unveils plans for passenger service between Phoenix, Tucson

    Passenger rail service between Phoenix and Tucson could be available multiple times a day in the near future under Amtrak's expansion proposal.
  • Cara Christ stepping down as Arizona Department of Health Services director

    Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is leaving the state agency next month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday.
  • Tucson shatters July rain record; More storms expected to hit Phoenix

    An abnormally stormy week helped push Tucson to its wettest July in history with more than 7 inches of rain falling in the southern Arizona city so far this month.
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    Silver Alert canceled for after Phoenix woman found safe

    Authorities canceled a Silver Alert on Wednesday after an 83-year-old Phoenix woman who has been missing for more than a week was found safe.
  • Carcara restaurant to open at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in September

    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is set to debut its new Carcara restaurant in September, one of the final stages of the hotel's renovation.
  • Arizona reports 1,361 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths Wednesday

    Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 1,361 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths from the disease, while hospitalizations continued to surge.
  • Bob Odenkirk condition stable after ‘heart related incident’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the statement […]