Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON—More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare for vaccine distribution. “Dedicated funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution is especially...

COVID-19, 25 years later, a Thanksgiving story

SCENE:  It’s 2045, about 30 or 40 people have gathered at a downtown Phoenix cafe for a night of storytelling. The theme for the evening is Thanksgiving Memories. The emcee introduces local storyteller and...

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more...

‘It’s creating a new normal’: A Navajo school district and its students fight to...

PIÑON – One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only...

Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, and it is poised to completely disrupt the holiday season. As people make holiday plans and think about ways to reduce the risks to their loved ones, a...
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Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but expand it

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.

Arizona nearing ICU capacity, reports that some hospitals have none left

As Arizona continues to post higher counts of COVID-19 patients, intensive care unit beds are becoming increasingly hard to come by, especially in rural areas of the state. 

The End of Stupid? Maybe just a stop along the way.

President Toddler’s post-election tantrum-slash-adventure — a third-rate legal team flooding the courts with fourth-rate filings, with a few feeble attempts to intimidate local election officials tossed in for effect — is going nowhere fast. Or it would be going nowhere fast if it was fast, but almost three weeks after the election, it’s more accurate to say it’s ambling nowhere at medium speed. 
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Mayors say ‘now is the time’ for the statewide mask mandate Ducey opposes

The mayors of Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Tolleson are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to institute a statewide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.

As states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the worst part of the...

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support rushed through Congress in the pandemic’s early stages is set to end.  

Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes after a video meeting Thursday with bipartisan leaders of the National Governors Association. But...
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Maricopa County GOP chair rejects accuracy test to help Trump ‘get back into office’

Brickman told Arizona Mirror that the accuracy test conducted Wednesday showed the vote-counting machines were working properly, and that her dissent is aimed at overturning the election result.

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