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Arizona’s ban on mask mandates in schools criticized by health experts

PHOENIX – Health experts speaking on behalf of the Committee to Protect Health Care have expressed concern regarding Arizona’s decision to ban mandatory mask-wearing and COVID-19 testing in public schools.


Sister act: Sister cities, many in Arizona, step up if nations falter

PHOENIX - When President Dwight Eisenhower unveiled the forerunner to Sister Cities International, he saw the federal government as a sometime obstacle to world peace and encouraged local communities to do their part. When the pandemic hit, that’s exactly what they did.


Arizona’s current historic drought may be ‘baseline for the future’

WASHINGTON - Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday.


Mercury fans’ excitement about in-person return dampened by news of Diana Taurasi injury

PHOENIX – Fans returned to a Phoenix Mercury game for the first time in over a year. The excitement was damped by news Tuesday that Diana Taurasi is out for four weeks.


Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

PHOENIX – After more than a year of witnessing relentless death on the front lines, the critical workforce of travel nurses is burning out – with lasting repercussions on the health care industry.


In rapidly warming and drying Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

For 40 million people in the U.S. and Mexico, the water supply of the Colorado River basin is in jeopardy.


GAO: Pentagon estimates of border duty costs, impact were unreliable

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon did not have reliable estimates for the cost of its work supporting Homeland Security efforts on the southwestern border and did not assess the impact of those efforts on military readiness, a new report says.


Supreme Court halts hearings on Trump border cases after Biden reversals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court postponed upcoming hearings on two Trump administration immigration policies Wednesday, after both had been reversed on the first day of President Joe Biden’s term.


The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with the loss of social connections

PHOENIX – Behavioral scientists say people suffer when their desire for belongingness is not met, and they feel they have become a burden to those around them. Both of these feelings have been amplified during COVID-19.


Cherokee Trail of Tears just one of many forced removals of Eastern tribes to Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policy implementations in American history – but it was not an isolated incident.


Trump backers take their turn, crowding Washington streets in protest

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people turned the streets of Washington into a sea of flags and banners Saturday, marching and chanting in support of an embattled President Donald Trump as his election chances falter.


Soldiering on: After layoff, guardsman wins ‘best warrior’ competition

WASHINGTON - Daniel D'Ippolito's situation was hardly unique he was laid off in March, one of thousands in Arizona who lost jobs to COVID-19. What he's done since is unique, becoming a national finalist in a grueling Army contest of skills and stamina.