Students arrive masked to Memorial Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Bethel Park, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. In a heated school board meeting the previous evening, the Bethel Park School District voted to amend the district's health and safety plan and require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside the district's schools. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
EXPLAINER: Everything You Want to Know About COVID Classroom Etiquette

While every school district has its own rules for containing COVID-19 on campus, the CDC has also released recommendations to help schools stay safe.

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Arizona’s Largest High School District Will Pay Teachers and Students For Getting Vaccinated

The Phoenix Union High School District announced the campaign last week in an attempt to get 85% of its school community vaccinated.

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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.

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The Downtown Dish: Everything You Need to Know About Mesa’s Nightlife

This article is part of our Downtown Dish series covering different downtown areas in the Valley and will be updated periodically.

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Nonprofits To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11 With National Day of Service

The nonprofit 9/11 Day plans to pack 200,000 meals for St. Mary’s Food Bank and United Food Bank in Phoenix and a total of 2.5 million meals nationwide.

Rose Kaur Sodhi, a medical resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, stands for a portrait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. Rose, Balbir Singh Sodhi’s niece, was a second grader getting ready for a relative’s birthday party when her family learned of her uncle’s murder. “We knew something was terribly wrong because my dad came home crying. I had never seen that before,” she said of her father and Balbir’s brother, Rana Singh Sodhi, who became a well-known figure in the Sikh American community and taught her to share her family’s story and advocate for peace. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Two Decades Later, Young Sikhs Still Struggle With Post-Sept. 11 Discrimination

The FBI listed 67 anti-Sikh crimes in 2020, the highest annual number since the bureau created a category to track hate crimes against Sikhs in 2015.

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Here Are Some Entry-Level Arizona Jobs Paying at Least $15 an Hour

Some Arizona businesses are also offering $100+ sign-on bonuses as they refill their ranks after COVID closures.

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Tucson Wanted To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All City Employees. Arizona’s Attorney General Called It Illegal.

As of last month, 76% of city employees had been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 546 employees had requested an exemption from getting the vaccine.