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Arizona reports 2,378 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death Monday

Arizona health officials on Monday reported 2,378 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death from the disease.
17 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a woman is injected with her second dose of the ...
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Arizona reports 3,071 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 3,071 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death from the disease.
18 days ago
A class in Judaism is held under a tent set upon outside Temple Beth El, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in ...
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Pandemic once again disrupts plans for Jewish High Holy Days

Rabbis are once again canceling or limiting in-person worship for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.
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PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 24:  A flag flies outside the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse January ...
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Lawyer defending Arizona responds to bid to undo limits on local virus efforts

A lawyer defending the state of Arizona against a lawsuit challenging new laws that restrict local COVID-19 requirements argues that how those measures were written and their contents are questions for lawmakers, not for the courts.
19 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, Ingrid Radke, a critical care nurse in the ICU, receives ...
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Arizona reports 3,424 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,424 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional deaths from the disease.
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Bureau of Indian Education issues vaccine mandate for school employees

The federal agency that oversees schools that educate some Native Americans in nearly two dozen states, including Arizona, issued an employee vaccine mandate Thursday.
19 days ago
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1 arrested after Arizona school encounter with principal over COVID restrictions

Several men objecting to an Arizona elementary school student being required to quarantine and miss a field trip because of a possible contact to the coronavirus threatened to make a citizen's arrest of the school principal while at least one brandished cable ties, school officials said Friday.
20 days ago
Dr. William Dittrich M.D. holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (...
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Arizona reports 3,802 new COVID-19 cases, 80 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,802 new COVID-19 cases and a six-month high of 80 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona economy reaches 95% recovery of pandemic-lost jobs

As the Labor Day Weekend weekend approaches, about 95% of the estimated 320,000 jobs lost across the state last year during the pandemic have been recovered, according to Valley economist Jim Rounds.
20 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Phoenix Union offers free on-campus and at-home COVID testing

Phoenix Union High School District is rolling out free on-site and at-home COVID-19 testing opportunities for staff, students and the community.
20 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Many Arizona concert venues to require COVID vaccine or negative test

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test will soon be required for fans to attend concerts at many venues across Arizona.
21 days ago
A health worker prepares Pfizer vaccines during the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Pampl...
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Arizona reports 3,470 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 3,470 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths from the disease.
21 days ago
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Ducey announces $60M in funding to hospitals using COVID antibody drug

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday announced $60 million in funding to support understaffed state hospitals that administer COVID-19 antibody drugs and vaccines at discharge.
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Kevin Stone

Vaccinated Maricopa County employees to get $100, extra day off

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to offer county employees cash and time off as incentives to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
22 days ago
Dorah Cerisene, 9, gets tested for COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Florida s...
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Catching up after data issue, Arizona reports big COVID-19 numbers

Catching up on data missing from the previous day’s update, Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 4,740 new COVID-19 cases and 67 additional deaths from the disease.
22 days ago
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Peter Samore

Partnership bridges digital divide to connect Valley kids to school

The city of Phoenix is partnering with multiple organizations to use federal CARES Act dollars to boost broadband for education and bridge the digital divide.
22 days ago
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Maricopa County releases spending breakdown of funds from American Rescue Plan

Maricopa County is providing a resource for people who want to know how the county is spending the $435 million in federal funding provided as part of the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress earlier this year.
22 days ago
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COVID recession pushed Social Security insolvency up a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sharp shock of the coronavirus recession pushed Social Security a year closer to insolvency but left Medicare’s exhaustion date unchanged, the government reported Tuesday in a counterintuitive assessment that deepens the uncertainty around the nation’s bedrock retirement programs. The new projections in the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees reports indicate […]
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Tempe Oktoberfest, Arizona Taco Festival called off because of COVID

Two popular Valley fall festivals were called off Tuesday in response to the resurgence of COVID-19 in Arizona. For the second consecutive year, there will be no Four Peaks Oktoberfest or Arizona Taco Festival.
23 days ago
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Limited by data-processing issue, Arizona reports 822 new COVID-19 cases

Arizona health officials on Tuesday said a data-processing issue resulted in a limited daily update of 822 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.
23 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Schools, mainly those without mask mandates, driving COVID-19 spread in Maricopa County

Health officials said Monday that outbreaks in schools, especially among those that aren't requiring masks, are driving the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona's most populous county.
23 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Alamo Drafthouse in Valley rebranding to Majestic Theaters, will reopen Friday

The three Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in the Valley were closed Monday and will reopen Friday rebranded as Majestic Theaters.
23 days ago
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Grand Canyon University prepares for fall semester with no mask, vaccine mandates

Grand Canyon University had its move-in day Monday for the fall semester, which will start without mask or vaccine mandates as the school prepares for its largest freshman class in history.
23 days ago
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EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries […]
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