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  • Arizona parents grapple with sending kids back to school

    As the new school year gets underway in Arizona, parents are weighing the benefits and risks of having their kids back in the classroom.
  • Arizona Senate issues 2 more subpoenas for 2020 election audit

    Two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate issued two new subpoenas late Monday for materials from the 2020 election as they look to continue their unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump's loss in Maricopa County.
  • Arizona has third-worst school system in the United States, per WalletHub

    Arizona was recently ranked as having one of the worst school systems in the United States in 2021, according to a personal finance website.
  • Nebraska-based performance auto parts company opens store in Valley

    Nebraska-based performance automotive parts company Speedway Motors opened a new location in Tolleson on Monday.
  • Abrazo Health opens its new microhospital in Cave Creek

    Abrazo Health's newest hospital opened in Cave Creek on Monday, offering care closer to home for local residents.
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant opening location in Chandler

    An Illinois-based winery and eatery is expanding with plans to open a second Valley location, this one in Chandler, later this year.
  • Minimum wage earners can’t afford a two-bedroom rental, report says

    Full-time minimum wage workers can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment in any state, according to a recent report from affordable housing advocates, and with housing costs skyrocketing in Arizona, many workers are struggling.
  • California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests

    California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot. Meanwhile, in a possible sign that increasingly dire health warnings […]
  • Moderna expanding kids vaccine study to better assess safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna said Monday it plans to expand the size of its COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects, such as a type of heart inflammation recently flagged by U.S. health authorities. The company said it is in talks with the Food and Drug Administration to enroll more […]
  • With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic […]
  • State Route 51 exit in Phoenix to be closed overnight Monday

    The northbound Glendale exit on State Route 51 in Phoenix will be closed overnight Monday until noon Tuesday to make repairs to a damaged wall.
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested at Sinema’s office during protest

    Civil rights leaders including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber were among 39 people arrested Monday for refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
  • Lucid Motors, which builds electric vehicles in Arizona, goes public

    Lucid Motors, which is producing its soon-to-be-available luxury electric vehicles in Arizona, became a publicly listed company on Monday.
  • Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher announces retirement

    Ed Zuercher said Monday he is retiring as Phoenix city manager after eight years as the top unelected official in Arizona's largest city.
  • Shut out of Arizona audit, Ken Bennett raises concerns about transparency

    Arizona Senate liaison Ken Bennett said Monday that he’s being shut out of the Cyber Ninjas-led audit of the 2020 Maricopa County election, and he raised concerns about the contractors' lack of transparency.
  • Stormy weekend propels Phoenix to wettest July in 8 years

    A weekend of cloudbursts pushed metro Phoenix to the wettest July in nearly a decade and it's going to get wetter before the end of the week, forecasters said Monday.
  • Police searching for leads in Phoenix man’s 2016 shooting death

    Phoenix police are searching for leads in the fatal shooting of a military veteran in April 2016.
  • With final rules in, Arizona event wagering set to go live Sept. 9

    Arizona gaming officials said Monday their sports betting rules have been finalized and everything is on track for event wagering to go live on Sept. 9, opening day of the NFL season.
  • Body of 4-year-old girl swept away by floodwaters found in eastern Arizona

    The body of a 4-year-old girl who was swept away in floodwaters was found Monday morning in eastern Arizona, authorities said.
  • Arizona reports 1,441 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

    Arizona health officials on Monday reported 1,441 new COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths from the disease.