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No time to party: With omicron surging in Arizona, officials stress masks, tests, COVID-19 vaccines

By: - January 20, 2022

Arizonans who have had COVID-19 shouldn’t count on immunity from the highly contagious omicron variant, which continues to spread in the state, a leading health expert said Wednesday. In a news conference, Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, told reporters that Arizonans should avoid the mindset that everyone eventually will […]

Border deployment the latest in National Guard’s ‘roller coaster’ year

By: - April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – When Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of National Guard members to help at the border last week, the move may have been unexpected – but it was not unusual for the troops that have spent a year shuttling from one crisis to another.

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

By: - March 24, 2021

WASHINGTON – Advocates said the billions in aid slated for Native Americans under the latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome, but they told a House committee Tuesday that a one-shot infusion will not solve all the challenges facing tribes.

COVID-19 relief would overhaul, boost aid for 1.5 million Arizona kids

By: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – As many as 1.5 million Arizona children could benefit from an expansion of the child tax credit that would mean monthly checks to parents of up to $300 per child if approved by Congress this week.

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

By: - March 5, 2021

Educators across Arizona on Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.