Health

Health officials look to combat declining COVID vaccination rates

More than 2.5 million Arizonans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but the numbers of people getting the shots are on the decline. “We’re starting to see demand begin to drop a little bit,” Dr....

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...

Men are slaughtering millions of preborn babies every day with no consequences

Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislators want you to believe they’re defenders of the preborn. They recently bestowed civil rights to fetuses, while criminalizing doctors who terminate pregnancies based on “genetic abnormalities.” But what about...

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.

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.

Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

With summerlike heat already here and triple-digit temperatures around the corner, Arizonans are cranking up the air-conditioning in April. As electricity use increases, some Arizona residents who struggle to pay their power bill risk being disconnected.

Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a criminal record from illegally purchasing ammunition.

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 Doug Ducey on Monday rescinded the requirement that masks be worn by all staff and students in Arizona schools, drawing a sharp rebuke from the state’s top schools official.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