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  • Arizona reports 8,715 new COVID-19 cases, 208 more deaths

    Arizona health officials reported 8,715 new coronavirus cases and 208 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, January 16.
  • Agency starts offering coronavirus vaccine to Arizona corrections officers

    Corrections officers at a Goodyear prison were offered COVID-19 vaccinations Friday, with more prisons to follow in the future.
  • Christ says it’s possible to receive COVID vaccine without appointment

    People who don't have an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine could still have ways of getting the shot depending on the circumstances of the day.
  • Gov. Ducey unveils state budget proposal for upcoming fiscal year

    Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday unveiled his state budget proposal for the upcoming year with a heavy focus on tax cuts and education as Arizona continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
  • ‘This is not a game’: Global virus death toll hits 2 million

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream. The numbing figure was […]
  • Phoenix economist says Biden’s higher minimum wage could hurt Arizona

    A Phoenix economist said communities with a lower cost of living, such as Arizona, could be stung by President-elect Joe Biden's call to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • Arizona reports 9,146 new COVID-19 cases, 185 more deaths

    Arizona health officials on Friday reported 9,146 new coronavirus cases and 185 additional deaths from COVID-19.
  • Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in Biden plan

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. On Friday, he outlined a five-step approach to getting the vaccination to the American […]
  • Phoenix Union to launch COVID vaccination sites for educators

    The Phoenix Union High School District is opening the doors of four of its campuses next week so educators can get COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

    The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to […]
  • Maricopa County to not immediately lower coronavirus vaccine age cutoff

    Despite recommendations from state health officials, Maricopa County will not lower the coronavirus vaccine eligibility age from 75 to 65 at its county-run vaccination sites.
  • Arizona officials concerned about vaccine supply as rollout expands

    As Arizona forges ahead with plans to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, top state officials are concerned about running out of doses.
  • Ducey says parents should pressure districts to reopen Arizona classrooms

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey believes that parents should push cautious districts to make in-person learning an option despite coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continuing to rise in the state.
  • Gov. Ducey sure Arizona can ‘vaccinate our way out of’ COVID pandemic

    Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday between the large-venue locations and more shot availability to come, Arizona would be able to vaccinate its way out of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck. Before the pandemic, […]
  • Arizona reports 7,311 new COVID-19 cases, 182 additional deaths

    Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 7,311 new coronavirus cases and 182 additional deaths from COVID-19.
  • Arizona to open Phoenix Muni Stadium as 2nd mass vaccination site

    Arizona officials announced that Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open Feb. 1 as the second state-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site.
  • Arizona hospitals face chance of rationing care as coronavirus surges

    Arizona is teetering on the brink of having to ration life-saving care, leaders of the state's major hospitals said Wednesday.
  • Arizona health officials lower vaccine age cutoff to 65 starting Tuesday

    Arizona health officials decided Wednesday to lower the age requirement for phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to 65 starting Tuesday.
  • Appointments for round 2 of vaccine at State Farm Stadium to open soon

    Arizona's top health official said Wednesday that appointments for second shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will be open for February dates soon.