Stories tagged: "Arizona"


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You Can Now Take Free Chicano Studies Courses Online

Arizona once tried to ban ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, but the law was ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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Expand the Supreme Court? Arizona Did It First.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation expanding the Arizona Supreme Court from five justices to seven in 2016.

More than 131 million doses of flu vaccine have been given this year, but there’s still time to get vaccinated before peak flu season hits, health officials say. (Photo by Lance McCord/Creative Commons)
‘Perfect Storm’ of COVID During Flu Season Has Arizona Officials Worried

Additional funding was awarded to Arizona’s Medicaid program to prepare for flu season as the state continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Santa Cruz County Ramps Up COVID Efforts With Series of Testing Blitzes

Santa Cruz County is hosting a COVID-19 testing blitz in Nogales, Rio Rico, and Patagonia this weekend and the next to increase its testing capability, according to the county health director.

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Arizona Officials Leave Wildfires’ Long-Term Impact on Air Quality in the Hands of the EPA

Wildfire smoke isn't just bad for the environment — it also carries fine particles that cause respiratory and other health problems.

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Rent, Unemployment Insurance, and Other Important COVID-19 Deadlines: What You Need To Know In AZ

Don't lose track of what’s due — and when. Check our list of COVID-related due dates for deadlines postponed by the pandemic.