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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine a...
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COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, erasing months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements. The cases — driven by the delta variant combined with resistance among some Americans to getting the vaccine — are concentrated […]
9 days ago
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Facebook Photo, File/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
Kevin Stone

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich sues President Joe Biden over COVID-19 vaccine plan

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
9 days ago
A medic checks the vital signs of a COVID-positive man, 83, before transporting him to a hospital o...
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Arizona reports 117 new COVID-19 deaths, adds 2,609 cases to total

Arizona health officials on Tuesday reported 117 new deaths from COVID-19, the most in one day in over six months, and 2,609 more confirmed cases.
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Judge considering challenge to Arizona’s school masks ban

A judge was considering whether to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of cities, counties and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates after hearing arguments in the case Monday.
10 days ago
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COVID-19 relief aid still available for Arizona foster youth

COVID-19 relief aid is still available for Arizona foster youth, but time is dwindling for some to obtain funds.
10 days ago
Medical staff in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Three Rivers Asante Medical Center perform a c...
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Arizona reports 2,278 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

Arizona health officials on Monday reported 2,278 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the disease.
10 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, file photo, students, some wearing protective masks, arrive ...
Griselda Zetino

Poll of likely Arizona voters shows widespread support for masks in schools

A new statewide survey of likely Arizona voters has found there is widespread support for masks in schools.
10 days ago
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Arizona reports 2,765 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths from the disease.
11 days ago
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Arizona reports 3,355 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,355 new COVID-19 cases and 36 additional deaths from the disease.
12 days ago
President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School i...
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Biden’s vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the pandemic. In South […]
13 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Phoenix Union offering financial incentives to vaccinated students, staff

The Phoenix Union High School District is dangling gift cards and cash to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among students and staff.
13 days ago
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Arizona reports 2,988 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,988 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths from the disease.
13 days ago
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Phoenix to help pay outstanding city services bills for some residents impacted by pandemic

The city of Phoenix announced Tuesday it will pay a portion of outstanding city services bills for some residents impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rips President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blasted Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine requirements, vowing to "push back" against the policy the president unveiled Thursday.
14 days ago
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in...
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Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant. Speaking at […]
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Arizona reports 2,480 new COVID-19 cases, 62 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 2,480 new COVID-19 cases and 62 additional deaths from the disease.
14 days ago
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Pima County to require unvaccinated employees to pay more for health insurance

Arizona’s second most populous county is prodding its workforce to get COVID-19 vaccinations by requiring employees who refuse the shots to pay more for their health insurance.
15 days ago
A health care worker tends to a patient on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit of Baptist Healt...
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Arizona reports 2,222 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths Wednesday

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,222 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths from the disease.
15 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Supt. Hoffman ‘extremely frustrated’ over Gov. Ducey’s school vouchers program

Arizona’s top public schools official is concerned over a new private school vouchers program the governor created for parents who oppose school COVID-19 restrictions.
15 days ago
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Phoenix Fan Fusion postpones January convention due to COVID-19 concerns

Pop culture enthusiasts will have to wait even longer to celebrate their favorite character at Phoenix Fan Fusion as a convention scheduled for January has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
15 days ago
A total of 1.6 million Arizonans ultimately benefited from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance pro...
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Pandemic unemployment relief ends, cutting off 45,000 jobless in Arizona

A federal pandemic relief program that provided extra financial aid to jobless workers ended Monday, hitting more than 45,000 unemployed Arizonans who had already seen the state pull away another source of federal aid in July.
15 days ago
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Veteran Phoenix firefighter-paramedic dies of COVID-19

Veteran Phoenix firefighter-paramedic Miguel Angulo died of COVID-19 on Monday. The Phoenix Fire Department said he was the department’s first firefighter to die from the virus.
16 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona AG Brnovich says Tucson vaccine mandate violates state law

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday that Tucson could lose state funding if it enforces a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city employees.
16 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2021, file photo, police officer Jennifer Leeman is receives a COVID-19 vac...
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Arizona reports 1,982 new COVID-19 cases as death toll passes 19,000

Arizona health officials on Tuesday reported 1,982 new COVID-19 cases and 54 additional fatalities, bringing the pandemic's statewide toll to more than 19,000 lives lost.
16 days ago