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COVID-19 in Arizona: What you need to know about the novel coronavirus

PHOENIX – Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 in the Grand Canyon State, from symptoms and prevention to testing and travel.


Thanksgiving travelers told to expect record-breaking passenger numbers

WASHINGTON - A total of 55 million people are expected to travel over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel season, with 31.6 million of them taking to the skies, both increases over last year. Busiest will be the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after - which could set a one-day record of 3.1 million fliers.

Plane Noisy

Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

A ballot initiative to promote renewable energy in Arizona could force the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to close.


New ASU dorm features Amazon Echo Dots, other new tech to create ‘engineering mindset’

TEMPE – The typical college dorm doesn't have 3-D printers, laser cutters and Bluetooth-enabled washers and dryers on-site. But the new Tooker House on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus touts the kind of technology and innovation the students living there hope to one day create.

Tooker House

High school seniors appear to be acing first-ever civics requirement

WASHINGTON - The civics test that will be required of all graduating high school seniors this spring does not appear to have been that much of a test for members of the Class of 2017.

Grading Schools

No true count of homeless LGBTQ youth makes problem difficult to address

PHOENIX -- Being 15 years old isn’t easy for a lot of people. You’re a freshman in high school and really starting to come into your own. You’re trying to figure out where you belong and what you want to do with your future.


Cities, two states raise the smoking age to 21 in effort to curb use

Dr. Richard Brady owns a veterinary clinic in Cottonwood, Arizona. Up until a few months ago, he was having problems with teens purchasing tobacco products at the store next door and then loitering in front of his shop. Then the town raised the smoking age to 21.


Hundreds of books challenged each year by those who want them banned

In an era when children can see just about anything on their cellphones, there are still hundreds of attempts to ban books each year. According to the American Library Association, 275 books were challenged in 2015 and 11,000 books have been challenged since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982. “Challenged” means that someone made a attempt to remove or restrict a book from school and public libraries across the country.


Path for National Independence Day Parade runs through Tempe

WASHINGTON - Arizona resident John Wiscombe has seen a lot in 23 years helping to organize the National Independence Day Parade down Constitution Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C.