Ducey to focus on economic recovery, pandemic in new legislative session

When the legislature convenes for the 2021 session, among Gov. Doug Ducey’s top priorities will be helping Arizona repair much of the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic wrought over the past year.

Biden expected to distribute all available COVID vaccine doses to states

WASHINGTON — More COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to states sooner under changes that the incoming Biden administration is expected to make to how the Trump administration has been allocating those shots.

Maricopa County to begin phase 1B for COVID vaccinations next week

Teachers, child care workers, law enforcement officers and select others in Maricopa County will be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. Maricopa County announced on Wednesday that it will begin Phase 1B of its...

Inmate COVID vaccinations expected to begin by early March

Inmates in Arizona’s prison system are slated to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the last part of phase one of the state’s vaccination plan.

As COVID rages, Ducey scraps large State of the State plans for virtual speech

Rather than cram hundreds of people onto the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as he kicks off the new legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver a virtual State of the State address.

Inside a drive-through COVID vaccine center for health care workers

The lines of traffic filled with front-line healthcare workers and those most vulnerable who had just received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chandler was by design at the point of dispensing, or POD. 

Lawmaker asks AG if there’s middle ground in repealing Ducey’s emergency order

A Republican lawmaker wants the attorney general to weigh in on whether the legislature can rescind Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 outbreak without triggering some unintended consequences. Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills,...

Ducey, Christ look to speed up vaccinations after slow rollout

Less than 20% of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination doses have been distributed as the year comes to a close, a problem that Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services are looking...

December is Arizona’s worst month for COVID so far

December is on track to be the deadliest and most infectious month for the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona as the state continues to outpace every previous milestone, with more than 35 percent of the...

Arizona congressional delegation mostly splits on party lines over COVID-19 vaccine

Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are deciding largely along partisan lines whether to avail themselves of the early access they’re getting to the new COVID-19 vaccine. Five of the seven Democrats representing Arizona in the...
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