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Pandemic? 4,000 Sports Teams Could Still Be Coming to Phoenix in Upcoming Months

Safety concerns have risen recently as Arizona has hosted tournaments involving increasing numbers of out-of-state teams as the number of new COVID cases increase statewide. The Phoenix City Council is expected to make a decision as early as Wednesday regarding the possible cancellation of local sports tournaments scheduled for December through February. The council’s decision...

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Thousands of Arizonans Are Going Into the Holidays Unemployed

Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.

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Food Banks Receive Government Assistance to Fill Bellies During the Holidays

Arizona has given food banks $1.6 million, with $600,000 of that going to St. Mary’s, which also has served the Navajo Nation. At one point Tuesday, cars came through at a rate of one every minute, six lanes across, to get boxes and bags of turkeys, potatoes, and canned food from St. Mary’s Food Bank....

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Stay Safe and Merry This Holiday Season With These Socially-Distanced Activities

The holiday season can still be as joyous as previous years—just socially distant.

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Mayors to Ducey: Can You Please Do Something—Anything—About COVID-19?

Mayors across Arizona called for Gov. Doug Ducey to take “decisive state action" and implement a statewide mask mandate.

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Coconino Official Backs Bill to Burn Forest Waste for Renewable Energy

The bill would use small trees, limbs, and tree tops removed during forest restoration efforts for renewable energy.

Rep. Amish Shah, D-Phoenix, said his training as a physician made him more comfortable with the thought of being a COVID-19 vaccine test subject and that signing up for the clinical trials was the right thing to do - particularly since minority communities are often underrepresented in such groups. (Photo courtesy Amish Shah)
The COVID-19 Vaccine in Arizona: What to Expect and When

Phoenix doctor and state Rep. Amish Shah was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine in August.