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Racing markings are coming to a downtown Phoenix crosswalk
A taste of NASCAR is coming to downtown Phoenix intersection as the stock racing giant revs up for a major event in the Valley.
Oct. 11, 2021
Q&AZ: Which cultural institutions require vaccinations?
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 11, 2021
AZDHS releases residential ZIP codes for Social Equity Marijuana Licenses
As part of last year’s ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana, the Department of Health Services is required to issue 26 retail licenses to people in communities affected by Arizona’s biased enforcement of previous marijuana laws.
Oct. 10, 2021
Manhunt for suspect who escaped MCSO custody ends
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said a manhunt for a suspect who escaped custody and critically injured a deputy in the process came to end in the Tonopah area Saturday evening.
Oct. 10, 2021
Heres what happened this week in Arizona history
This week in 1908, a suit against six Yuma property owners was filed in federal court by the government to have land condemned for the construction of Laguna Dam. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Oct. 10, 2021
Evictions in Maricopa County skyrocket in September
Since the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on evictions in late August, evictions are up significantly in Maricopa County. Evictions increased by more than 4,000 from August to September. That represents a 42% jump following the ruling.
More Arizona housing news
Oct. 10, 2021
AZDHS reports 2,300+ COVID-19 cases, but third wave is slowing
Arizona on Saturday reported more than 2,300 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but virus-based metrics are slowing down from the peak of the recent third wave.
Oct. 9, 2021
Police dissuade TikTokers from damaging school property
A viral challenge on the social media platform TikTok, known commonly as the “Devious Licks” challenge, involves middle and high school students stealing or damaging school property.
Oct. 9, 2021
Court rules welfare officials must offer reunification services to prisoners
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled recently that state child-welfare officials have a constitutional duty to offer reunification services, such as visitation between parent and child, to prisoners serving long sentences.
Oct. 9, 2021
On Monday, Tempe to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
The city of Tempe has opted to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on Monday instead of Columbus Day. The City Council passed the resolution last month.
Oct. 9, 2021
Tempe is loosening vaccine requirement for concerts and outdoor events
The Tempe City Council is loosening requirements to attend concerts at the Tempe Center for the Arts and large outdoor events.
Oct. 9, 2021
Taurasi leads Mercury to advance to WNBA Finals
Diana Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Brittney Griner had 28 points and nine rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 Friday night to advance to the WNBA Finals.
Oct. 8, 2021
Certain videos to be checked by prosecutors before filing felony cases
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is implementing a new policy, requiring prosecutors who know of video evidence showing a crime or suspect to watch it before filing felony charges. Video may come from a cellphone, a surveillance system or a police officer’s body-worn camera.
Oct. 8, 2021
Phoenix police partner with feds on violent crime
About two months have passed since the Civil Rights arm of the U.S. Justice Department launched a sweeping investigation of Phoenix police. Now another DOJ entity called the Bureau of Justice Assistance is running a partnership with Phoenix Police Department to work on reducing violent crime.
Oct. 8, 2021
Hermosillo Ford plant to pause operations again due to shortages
In May, the global semiconductor shortage resulted in a longer, two-week shutdown, though this time the specific shortage at play has not been specified.
Oct. 8, 2021
Pfizer seeks emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11
Pfizer is seeking emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccination for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix says if the vaccine is approved, it will be a game changer.
Oct. 8, 2021
Board of Regents report: A college degree is becoming more valuable
A college graduate earns about $20,000 more a year than a high school graduate, according to a study by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Oct. 8, 2021
U.S., Mexican officials announce new bilateral security agreement
Tackling drug addiction, violence, weapons and human trafficking, as well as dismantling the financial networks of criminal organizations will be shared priorities of the agreement.
Oct. 8, 2021
Some districts with mask policies set to receive grants from Ducey
According to a list released by Gov. Ducey’s office, more than $100 million have been allocated to school districts and charters as part of a new state grant program, but at least two districts with mask requirements were left out.
More Arizona education news
Oct. 8, 2021
AZ school association supports federal interest in addressing threats
The Arizona School Boards Association says it supports upcoming efforts by the Justice Department to address the spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against public school officials.
Oct. 8, 2021

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