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Los Hispanohablantes De Arizona Pueden Llamar a Esta Línea Directa Para Programar Una Cita Para Vacunarse

La vacuna se ofrece sin costo alguno a todos en Arizona, sin importar si se tiene seguro médico o su estatus migratorio. El condado de Maricopa se ha asociado con la línea directa estatal 2-1-1 para ayudar a los hispanohablantes de Arizona a hacer una cita para la vacuna contra el COVID-19. La línea directa...

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Spanish-Speaking Arizonans Can Call This Hotline To Book Vaccine Appointments

Vaccines are being offered at no cost to everyone in Arizona, regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Maricopa County has partnered with the state’s 2-1-1 hotline to set up assistance for Spanish-speaking Arizonans that need assistance booking an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. The hotline is offered through the Promotores program in partnership with...

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Seeing Red: Bill Would Cut Voter-Approved Education Funds, School Supporters Say

“This is about the kids and making sure that they have the brightest future possible.” The teacher’s group that spearheaded Proposition 208, which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries, this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education...

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GOP-Backed Bill Limiting LGBTQ Sex Ed—Dubbed Strictest in the Nation—Passes Arizona House

Democrats say the bill will harm LGBTQ children. It will now go to Gov. Doug Ducey. Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state’s sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in...

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Gilbert Public Schools Approves Pay Raises For Employees—Two Weeks After Laying Off 152 Teachers

The reduction in staff resulted in cost savings that the district is using to balance next year's budget and raise salaries.

Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak, in Tucson, Ariz.
Biden Cites Infrastructure Needs in Arizona To Push Plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition. The White House began its pitch Monday for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal by spelling out constructions needs in all 50 states, including Arizona which got a grade of C on a recent infrastructure report card. Biden...

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Ducey Lifted the Mask Order, But COVID Researchers and City Leaders Say It’s Too Soon

Although vaccines have shown to be effective against COVID-19 variants, experts say there is still the possibility of becoming infected or carrying the virus over to others. As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19...

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Biden to Nominate Tucson Police Chief to Lead US Border Agency

Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus has been with the department since 2016. His appointment must first get U.S. Senate confirmation. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. Magnus served in the Lansing,...