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Annual light parade returns to Phoenix
Arizona Public Service brings its annual electric light parade back after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic.
Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.
Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame inducts a new class
Two Tuskegee airmen were recently inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.
Reopening of border after 20 months is both exciting and low key in Nogales
NOGALES – Nogales had a celebratory if low-key border reopening Monday, as people in cars and on foot crossed over from Mexico for the first time since March 2020, when COVID-19 prompted the U.S. to ban all nonessential travel.
VP Kamala Harris discusses Build Back Better and climate change at Lake Mead
Vice President Kamala Harris met with regional leaders Monday at Lake Mead to discuss water shortages and the importance of the Build Back Better plan, which would invest in such measures as water reclamation and recycling.
Masks can reduce risk of Valley fever, Arizona experts say
PHOENIX – Wearing a mask not only protects you from COVID-19, it also may help protect you from Valley fever, a fungal disease prevalent in desert soils.
Gallego, other officials join White House push for infrastructure plan
WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House Wednesday to push for the administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of "massive underinvestment."
Critics blast bill that would purge names from list of mail-in voters
WASHINGTON — Voting rights advocates and Arizona Democrats on Wednesday denounced a bill that would remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List, calling it an attempt to disenfranchise up to 150,000 voters, particularly those of color.
UArizona will lead space telescope mission to learn how galaxies evolve, form stars
PHOENIX – University of Arizona was chosen to lead the 2024 NASA mission called Aspera. The mission will help researchers understand the flow of gas around galaxies.
‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes
PHOENIX – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have seen increases in hate crimes. After this week’s Atlanta murders, Arizona advocates are voicing the need for change.
Art installation honors thousands of Arizonans who’ve died of COVID-19
TEMPE – Two memorials displayed at the Arizona Heritage Center honor the 511,000 COVID-19 deaths across the nation.
Never pay debts with gift cards, new Arizona consumer program warns
SCOTTSDALE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and members of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance announced an awareness program to keep Arizonans from falling victim to gift card fraud.