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Pet owners urged to keep close eye on animals during extreme heat
When the summer brings high temperatures and higher humidity, the Arizona Humane Society ramps up its efforts to rescue pets left outside.
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.
Tourists returning to Grand Canyon, but businesses still feel pandemic effects
GRAND CANYON – More tourists are coming to the Grand Canyon, but some businesses are struggling to stay afloat while pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Hiking trails on Piestewa, Camelback will close during extreme heat
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board approved a pilot program which restricts access to hiking trails from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when an excessive heat watch is in place.
Red, white and burn: Be smart about fireworks this Fourth of July, experts advise
PHOENIX – Dry conditions across Arizona have prompted officials to urge residents to educate themselves on firework safety and attend a professional display this Fourth of July weekend.
‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy
TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.
Are we ‘normal’ again? Answers to 13 questions on changes in COVID-19 protocols
Masks in schools, travel to the Grand Canyon and other parks, eating inside restaurants: As life returns to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the rules and regulations? Here are 13 FAQs about the transition from pandemic restrictions.
Relief, but a vow to fight on: Arizonans react to Chauvin convictions
PHOENIX – The excruciating video of George Floyd’s murder last year led to three guilty verdicts Tuesday against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 46 seconds, galvanizing a global battle against police violence toward Black people.
A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics
PHOENIX - 2020 was the first year a Latina was elected to statewide office in Arizona; in fact, two Latinas were: Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson.
28 paintings highlight famous – and less familiar – figures in Black history
PHOENIX – Twenty-eight murals and other paintings in central Phoenix honor Black History Month. The art showcases icons and less familiar faces.
Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates
PHOENIX – The House Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to approve a bill that would allow businesses to choose whether to follow mask mandates issued by cities and counties.
State superintendent calls for equal funding for remote learning, help for mental health
PHOENIX – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman discussed funding, virtual learning and mental health in Arizona schools during her third annual State of Education address.