COVID-19

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group...

Arizona cities, counties can begin accessing federal COVID relief funds

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House...

Maricopa courts stay the course after federal judge strikes down CDC eviction ban

Maricopa County courts will continue enforcing the nationwide eviction moratorium the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while the Department of Justice appeals a federal judge’s...

States with higher COVID vaccine demand will be able to request more from the feds

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated.

Recovery should be our biggest priority right now. Conservative posturing is a distraction.

Few need a reminder that we are in the middle of an economic contraction and a sustained public health emergency. But apparently, some Republican officials do.

Ducey restores pre-pandemic unemployment benefit requirements

Gov. Doug Ducey has reinstated a requirement that Arizonans show they’re looking for work in order to qualify for unemployment benefits, a qualification he set aside last year as tens of thousands of people suddenly found themselves jobless during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.

Filling in the vaccination gaps in hard-hit Latino communities

Faustino E. Luna had a stroke at the beginning of 2020. For months, he couldn’t walk because his knee surgery was postponed, as hospitals around the state cancelled non-emergency procedures at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ducey ends mask mandate in schools, schools chief calls decision ’embarrassing’

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday rescinded the requirement that masks be worn by all staff and students in Arizona schools, drawing a sharp rebuke from the state’s top schools official. 

Ducey bans ‘vaccine passport’ use by Arizona governments

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday banned state and local governments from requiring a “vaccine passport” to receive service or enter an area.
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