Health

Schools in 10 counties meet requirements for hybrid or in-person instruction

Maricopa and Pima counties are among eight counties that now meet the state’s recommended COVID-19 benchmarks for K-12 schools to begin hybrid instruction that combines in-person and remote learning, while two other counties are clear to resume in-person instruction on campus.

‘COVID denier’ professor violated ASU pandemic classroom policies

An engineering professor at Arizona State University who doesn’t believe COVID-19 is a “real pandemic” was criticized by his students after he violated university requirements that social distancing be observed in classrooms, even as coronavirus cases at the school are rapidly rising. 

Vaccine mandates vs. religious beliefs – the upcoming COVID-19 lawsuits

The longer COVID-19 rages on, the more the United States appears to be hanging its hopes on the development and rapid, mass distribution of a vaccine.

I’ll be voting like my life depends on it – because it does

I grew up as a lifelong Republican in the rural Midwest. Four decades ago, I cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan. Since then, I’ve made phone calls, knocked on doors, and donated time and money to elect anyone with an ‘R’ next to their name – and that was my plan for the rest of my life.

Businesses in Maricopa, Pima counties OK’d for partial reopening

The spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa and Pima counties has slowed to the point where bars, gyms and movie theaters that have been closed by gubernatorial order can partially reopen, while K-12 schools are closer than ever to meeting the recommended guidelines to resume full in-person instruction.

Ad portraying Trump’s ‘border wall’ of caskets hits Arizona airwaves

A grisly new ad from The Lincoln Project depicting 175,000 caskets as President Donald Trump’s border wall will be in heavy rotation in Arizona this week as the group seeks to dissuade moderate Republicans and right-leaning independents from voting for the president.

‘Extremely frustrating’ mail delays for prescriptions hit veterans, rural areas

Jan Stowe, a Vietnam War veteran from Traverse City, Mich., says she was unable to move her head and neck for several days last month after going without medication to treat extreme muscle spasms.

Signed, sealed, delivered: What you need to know about voting by mail

2020 is a unique year, to say the least. We have been cooped up indoors as COVID-19 has shifted what we know as “normal.” However, one thing that doesn’t stop — rain, snow, or global pandemic — is the U.S. Postal Service. 

The Obamas offer stark warnings about a second Trump term

Thousands of words have already been uttered in this week at the Democratic Convention, but none more sobering than those delivered by Michelle and Barack Obama. Take former First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments on the...

Arizona public health officials are preparing for the flu in a COVID world

The start of flu season isn’t generally until October, but public health officials are already preparing for a different kind of response and public outreach campaign than in previous years in advance of what the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said could be the “worst fall” in history. 
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