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Torrence Dunham

Phoenix Union superintendent: All hands on deck to keep in-person learning amid staff shortage

A labor crisis compounded by the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant is proving a tough task to keep in-person learning going at the Phoenix Union High School District, Superintendent Chad Gestson said Thursday.
2 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona State University students return to campus amid omicron COVID-19 surge

Thousands of Arizona State University students returned to campus Monday with new COVID-19 protocols in place as the omicron variant of the virus surges.
5 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Arizona Senate President Fann reiterates audit goal was to improve election processes

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann reiterated Thursday that the goal of the audit of 2020 Maricopa County election results was to improve processes for the future.
10 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona teachers union leader says tweet wasn’t advocating sick-out ‘in any way’

An Arizona teachers union leader said his tweet about staffing shortages possibly affecting school operations wasn’t a threat for a sick-out, but a heads-up for parents as the omicron variant fuels a surge in COVID-19 cases.
12 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Phoenix-area health official believes winter COVID-19 peak won’t come until after Christmas

Some metrics have pointed to the winter peak of COVID-19 in Arizona having already passed, but a Phoenix-area health official believes that won't happen until after Christmas.
30 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Yuma declares local emergency over surge of migrants at Mexico border

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls proclaimed a local emergency Thursday over what he said is a surge of migrants entering the city at the Mexico border.
1 month ago
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona Republican state Sen. Paul Boyer to not seek reelection next year

Arizona Republican state Sen. Paul Boyer has decided to forego seeking reelection next year, a decision he said Wednesday had been years in the making.
2 months ago
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Shadow Mountain high school teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A high school teacher in Phoenix has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show’s Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for October, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
2 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

ASU student at deadly Houston music festival says people were in ‘survival mode’

A 19-year-old Arizona State University student who attended a music festival in Houston on Friday where eight people died and hundreds more were injured said people were in survival mode to avoid getting trampled in a crowd surge.
2 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says her stance on taxes isn’t accurately portrayed

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona says not to believe everything you read or hear about where she stands on tax policies as Democrats work out the details of their landmark domestic legislation package.
3 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

Phoenix elementary school teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

An elementary school teacher in Phoenix has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show’s Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for September, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
3 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Carmona wants Arizona’s focus on public health, not politics, in fight against COVID-19

When Dr. Richard Carmona joined Arizona's COVID-19 response team as an adviser late last month, one of his first goals was to shift the conversation about the pandemic from politics to public health.
4 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Sinema, Kelly question Biden’s Afghanistan evacuation plan

Arizona's two Democratic U.S. senators have their concerns about President Joe Biden and his administration's plan to evacuate U.S. citizens from Afghanistan in light of the country's takeover by the Taliban.
5 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

Sinema slams Ducey plan to give more funds to schools that follow his rules

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Tuesday said Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's plan of giving additional funding to schools that comply with certain demands, including not instituting a face mask policy, is dangerous.
5 months ago
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Chandler kindergarten teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A teacher at a Chandler elementary school has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show’s Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for July.
5 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

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.
6 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

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.
6 months ago
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Mesa elementary school teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A Mesa elementary school teacher has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show’s Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for June, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
6 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Valley man says he will get vaccine after wife’s death from COVID-19

A Valley man said he will get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wants others to use his family's story as a testimonial after his 47-year-old wife died earlier this month after contracting the virus.
6 months ago
Kevin Stone

Sen. Sinema lauds Phoenix-area GOP officials who resisted pressure

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona praised Phoenix-area Republican officials who didn't bend to GOP pressure on behalf of Donald Trump to prevent Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
6 months ago
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UArizona doctor advises everyone wear face masks due to Delta variant

A University of Arizona doctor on Monday recommended everyone, including those fully vaccinated, wear a mask amid a growing concern over the COVID-19 Delta variant.
7 months ago
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Tempe-based elementary teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A Tempe Public Schools teacher has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show’s Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for May, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
7 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

ASU will comply with Gov. Ducey order on COVID-19 vaccine policy

Arizona State University President Michael Crow said Tuesday the school will comply with an executive order issued by Gov. Doug Ducey to block key elements of its COVID-19 vaccination policy.
7 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

Brewer: Lack of record will be tough for some Arizona governor hopefuls

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday it's going to be very tough for some Arizona governor hopefuls that don't have a previous political record.
8 months ago