Stories tagged: "phoenix"


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One Week After Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, Gov. Doug Ducey Threatens to Blame Phoenix Safety Measures for Rising Cases

Gov. Ducey posted a letter Friday blasting Phoenix’s attempts to limit large gatherings at city parks over Easter weekend.

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A Phoenix Health Expert Recommended Protecting the Public—and Then the Threats Started

The events would have brought nearly 4,000 teams to Phoenix in the upcoming months. A public health expert says she received threats Wednesday after she advised Phoenix officials to cancel several upcoming youth sports tournaments in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease epidemiologist and adjunct professor at the...

Two passengers wearing face coverings wait for a flight at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Phoenix. The coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant decrease in air travel. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Viral Video Shows Packed Phoenix Airport as CDC Begs People to Stay Home

Sunday was the single-busiest day for airports in the country since the pandemic took hold in the United States in March.

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Rapid COVID Testing Coming to Arizona Airports as Snowbirds and Holidays Arrive

Three statewide airports will soon have testing sites on the premises and increase COVID safety messaging for inbound passengers.

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Arizona’s Three Largest Cities Slip in Energy Efficiency

Officials in Mesa, Phoenix, and Tucson say their cities have made significant progress in energy efficiency over the past year.

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Arizona’s Largest High School District Is Staying Online Until January

District leaders said the decision to extend closures was based on the state’s COVID-19 health benchmarks for reopening schools.

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WATCH: Rep. Kern Mocks Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego for COVID-19 Public Health Rules

Kern recently defended his disregard for Phoenix's public health efforts, questioning the need to follow rules put in place by a "Democrat mayor."