Unchecked, COVID-19 Could Spawn Variant Current Vaccines Cant Stop
COVID-19 case rates are accelerating as Arizona enters its third surge, with the seven-day trailing average now topping 1,000 cases per day. "If you look at the numbers, they are rising rapidly — not just in Arizona, but in many states in the country," said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU's Biodesign Institute, in a press briefing Wednesday.
July 22, 2021
Chandler Families Weigh Mask Options On First Day Of School
Tarwater Elementary School was abuzz on Wednesday morning as parents ushered their students to class for the first day of the 2021-22 academic year.
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July 22, 2021
Push For Final Infrastructure Deal Marks Key Point For Sinema
A bipartisan and yet-to-be completely written infrastructure bill hit a procedural snag in Congress on Wednesday. But a coalition of Republican and Democratic senators that includes Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema says this week’s around-the-clock negotiations are close to producing a final deal.
July 21, 2021
Christ: School Quarantine Policies OK In Some Cases
The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19. Dr. Cara Christ still believes schools are the best place for children.
July 21, 2021
Veracruz Now 4th Mexican State To Decriminalize Abortion
Lawmakers in a state is southeastern Mexico voted to decriminalize elective abortion this week — making it the fourth state in the country to allow the procedure.
July 21, 2021
Authorities Work With Yaqui Tribe To Search For 10 Missing People
Local, state and federal officials are working with members of the Yaqui traditional guard to search for 10 people in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, who went missing last week.
July 21, 2021
Mexico’s Security Strategy Focuses On 50 Most Violent Municipalities
Mexico has unveiled a new security strategy to address violence in cities with the highest number of murders — including several in neighboring Sonora. That strategy continues to rely heavily on the National Guard.
July 21, 2021
Tonto National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions
With the number of fires throughout the state dwindling, the Tonto National Forest has lifted Stage 1 restrictions put in place on May 14.
July 21, 2021
U.S. Closes Border Citing Delta Variant; Countries Balk
The U.S. is continuing to keep its borders closed to non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico for a 16th month citing the surging delta variant.
July 21, 2021
Department Of Economic Security: Return-To-Work Bonuses Application Portal Open
The state of Arizona has launched a return to work bonus program. Qualifying Arizonans could receive a one time bonus of up to $2,000 for reentering the workforce.
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July 21, 2021
How Many People Can Keep Working From Home?
An economic development analyst has created a national model to better understand remote work opportunities across the United States.
July 21, 2021
Advocates Call For AZ To Give Federal Funds To Former Foster Youth
Foster care advocates are calling for Gov. Ducey and Department of Child Safety Director Mike Faust to release COVID-19 relief for foster care youth who have aged out of the system. They say the state has received more than $10 million in funding to help older and former foster youth through the pandemic but has distributed a small fraction of it.
July 21, 2021
What Duceys 3 New ABOR Picks Could Mean For Arizona Universities
Gov. Doug Ducey recently made three new appointments to the Arizona Board of Regents, the body that sets university tuition prices. The Show spoke more about the new appointments — and what they will mean for the state’s university system — with Alison Steinbach, who covers higher education for the Arizona Republic.
July 21, 2021
Companies: How Much Office Space Do We Actually Need Now?
So many people have been working remotely over the last year, and many are planning to work hybrid schedules going forward. So how big of an issue it is in the Valley that companies may have more office space on their hands than they need right now?
July 21, 2021
Build Bridges Not Walls: Author On Impact Of Borders
How different would it be if we didn’t have borders between nations and walls were uncommon, rather than on the rise? Todd Miller explores those concepts and others in his book "Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders."
July 21, 2021
State Health Director Concerned With COVID-19 Delta Variant Rise
COVID-19 cases around the state continue to number near or exceeding 1,000 cases in this latest spike. This comes as schools prepare to re-open in August and as life throughout the state returns to normal with concerts, sports and more.
July 21, 2021
Glendale Provides Temporary Rental Assistance With Voucher Program
The city of Glendale is working with community organizations to distribute grant funding to people experiencing homelessness. Glendale is using $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help families or individuals who are temporarily homeless but could sustain permanent housing with some financial assistance.
July 21, 2021
San Diego Doctors Address Rise In High-Risk Pregnancies
High-risk pregnancies are on the rise. A Blue Cross Blue Shield study from 2020 found while 80% of women have healthy pregnancies, rates of complications are rising, due in part to more mothers with pre-existing medical conditions.
July 21, 2021
AZ Independent Redistricting Commission Begins Public Meetings Friday
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will begin its first round of statewide public hearings on Friday in Pinal County.
July 21, 2021
For Phoenix Suns, Chris Pauls Feel-Good NBA Finals Story Ends In Frustration
Led by Giannis Antetokounnmpo's amazing performance with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the NBA Finals in six games.
July 20, 2021