Stories tagged: "Gov. Doug Ducey"


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Arizona Abandons Restrictions as Vaccine Distribution Starts

Ducey has been steadfast in his opposition to a statewide mask mandate or closings despite repeated calls from hospital leaders to take such steps.  As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any...

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are Surging, Yet Ducey Wants to Cut Funding From Schools That Lose Enrollment

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Ducey was ignoring the reality of COVID-19 and its effects on schools.  Schools that have lost students during the pandemic would see their funding cut under a proposal Gov. Doug Ducey outlined Monday in his annual state-of-the-state address, a speech that hardened his longstanding resistance to school and...

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Arizona Superintendent Pushes for Schools to Return Online. Some Districts Are Following Suit.

At least two East Valley school districts changed course this week on returning to in-person classes following the holidays. Arizona schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman asked Gov. Doug Ducey Saturday to return schools to online learning for at least two weeks as officials continue to monitor the severity of community spread of COVID-19 following the holidays....

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LIVE BLOG: Tracking Coronavirus in Arizona

The number of new cases and deaths are up. Here's the latest on what's happening with COVID-19 in Arizona.

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Trump’s Certified Loss Sends Arizona GOP Into Disarray

Trump loyalists are attacking Arizona's Republican governor for refusing to throw out the election results.

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University Researchers Recommend 3-Week Shutdown, Mask Order

Without such steps, “it would be akin to facing a major forest fire without evacuation orders.” The coronavirus outbreak’s current surge will present Arizona with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate, university researchers said. Without...

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are at Their Worst Since July. Ducey Still Says No Shutdown.

Arizona’s COVID-19 case counts are reaching levels not seen since the peak over the summer, yet Gov. Ducey maintains that a shutdown isn't in the plans.