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Public health officials see optimism for AZ on COVID after spring
The state could see a decline in cases within the next few weeks and see a peak in deaths rise in February.
Jan. 26, 2022
Report: AZ crisis response failing people with disabilities
Several disability groups held a press conference this week to talk about how the state’s crisis response system is failing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Jan. 26, 2022
Maricopa Association of Governments volunteers conduct homeless count
The Maricopa Association of Governments sent hundreds of volunteers across the county for its annual count of homeless people. The count helps the Department of Housing and Urban Development set funding levels.
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Jan. 25, 2022
Navajo Utility to expand solar program with project
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority recently announced that it will build a 200-megawatt solar plant near Cameron.
Jan. 25, 2022
CBP says more than 178K apprehensions occurred along border in December
Border-wide, the agency says it made more than 78,000 people apprehended in December were sent back across the border under Title 42.
Jan. 25, 2022
Congressional members ask for probe into the Border Patrols Critical Incident Teams
In a letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week, the heads of Congress’ Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Homeland Security say they’ll investigate the Border Patrol’s so-called Critical Incident Teams.
Jan. 25, 2022
Some signs point to possible slowdown of omicron wave in Mexico
A similar deceleration can be seen in case data from Sonora, though deaths are trending upward more steadily.
Jan. 25, 2022
A bloody January for Mexican reporters spurs protests
Even in a country with alarming levels of violence against reporters, the three journalists killed in January have shocked the profession and provoked widespread organizing.
Jan. 25, 2022
Navajo Nation looks into using drones to deliver medicine to rural homes
Remote villages and washed out roads can make life difficult for some Navajo families, but drones might be able to reach them when cars or trucks cannot.
Jan. 25, 2022
Navajo Nation keeps cases lower than Arizona amid omicron surge
The omicron variant has pushed COVID-19 cases to record highs across Arizona in recent weeks. But on the Navajo Nation, aggressive mitigation measures appear to be preventing the most serious health outcomes.
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Jan. 25, 2022
Everything you need to know about masks right now
Public health guidance on masks is changing again, encouraging the wearing of N95 or KN95 masks because omicron is so transmissible. Dr. Shad Marvasti provided the latest guidance and advice on how to identify authentic masks.
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Jan. 25, 2022
ASU director wants to tap passion for TV, music
Arizona State University recently created a Center for Public Humanities which will encompass all things related to the humanities. The Show spoke with its new director, Elisa New, to learn what the center aims to accomplish.
Jan. 25, 2022
Despite drought, this tribe has water to spare — and lease
The Colorado River is in dire straits. It provides water to millions of us here in the arid Southwest, and ongoing drought driven by climate change is threatening its future. But one Arizona tribe is in a unique position: It has water to spare.
Jan. 25, 2022
Controlled drought at Biosphere 2 reveals adaptability of ecosystems
An experiment at an indoor rain forest in southern Arizona may offer some clues about how ecosystems handle drought.
Jan. 25, 2022
Biden more active on southern border issues than Trump, research finds
Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Jan. 25, 2022
Tucson district faces continued staffing shortages due to COVID-19
Tucson Unified School district is facing staffing struggles due to COVID-19. As of Monday, 354 teachers were out, though Tucson Unified Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo says that’s better than the week before.
Jan. 25, 2022
AZ Legislature starts debate on changes to election laws
A little more than a year after President Joe Biden took office, many still falsely claim there was widespread voter fraud in the general election. Now the state Legislature is starting the process of potentially altering election laws.
Jan. 25, 2022
AZ Board of Education eases substitute teacher restrictions
The Arizona Board of Education has loosened substitute teacher rules to combat COVID-19-related shortages in schools.
Jan. 25, 2022
Vanessa Nygaard is the new head coach of the Phoenix Mercury
Vanessa Nygaard has been named as the new head coach of the Phoenix Mercury. In a press conference late Monday afternoon, Nygaard referenced the Mercury’s standout guard Diana Taurasi.
Jan. 25, 2022
Supreme Court wont hear former Rep. Shooters case
The U.S. Supreme Court has doused the last hope of former state Rep. Don Shooter to claim that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.
Jan. 25, 2022

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