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First lady urges COVID vaccinations as delta variant surfaces in Arizona

PHOENIX – First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff stress the importance of community protection from COVID-19 as health officials express confidence that wider immunizations will keep the delta variant from running wild.


With the country reopening while COVID’s still out there, how safe is it to fly?

PHOENIX – As more Americans get vaccinated, travel is picking up for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. But does your dose really make it OK to fly commercially? Experts say it’s safer than you might think.


‘Shazam!’ Behind-the-scenes look at Suns radio broadcasting playoff games during pandemic

PHOENIX – NBA players and coaches often say competition during the postseason is on a different level. The same goes for the radio broadcasters who bring the excitement of the game through the airwaves.


Arizona groups mobilize to help India through its COVID-19 crisis

PHOENIX – Indian Americans in Arizona are providing much needed resources to help India navigate a spike in COVID-19 cases. Organizations are sending food, money, oxygen tanks and mental health assistance to help Indians navigate the pandemic.


What is ‘brain fog,’ and why are COVID-19 long-haulers more susceptible?

PHOENIX – The National Institutes of Health is working to answer such questions as why do some COVID-19 patients experience more severe symptoms, and why some survivors experience "brain fog."


Arizona kids’ health, schooling fare poorly – again – in annual report

WASHINGTON - Despite gains in some areas, Arizona continued to rank among the worst states in the nation for education, according to the latest version of a national report that measures children's wellbeing across several areas.

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From doughnuts to cash to … pot? Incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

MESA – With vaccination rates declining, public and private entities are trying to reverse the trend. From free doughnuts to cold, hard cash, individuals stepping up to get pricked can be rewarded in many ways.


‘Boots on the ground’: How Phoenix plans to help small businesses

PHOENIX – During Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, members approved a variety of ways to spend $193 million the city received last month from the American Rescue Plan Act.


Arizona secretary of state, former TV anchor and others join 2022 governor race

TEMPE – As more prominent Democrat and Republican candidates announce their candidacy for governor of Arizona, here’s the breakdown of the major players.


New Phoenix Rising stadium offers better experience for fans, athletes

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC kicked off its season on April 30 and sits in first place in the USL Western Conference Pacific Division standings.


Korematsu Day rises from injustices of Japanese internment camps during WWII

Jan. 30 will be known as Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Arizona to honor an activist who fought for justice in a country that forced Japanese Americans into camps.


Safer shopping: Scottsdale mother invents recyclable shopping cart liner

Andi Barness-Rubin, a Scottsdale mother of three, created Cart Safe, a recyclable shopping cart liner, during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the user from bacteria.