Stories tagged: "safety"


FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, which is also known as a deer tick. Ticks will be more active than usual early in spring 2023, and that means Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections could spread earlier and in greater numbers than in a typical year. Ticks can transmit multiple diseases that sicken humans, and deer ticks, which spread Lyme, are a day-to-day fact of life in the warm months in New England and the Midwest. (CDC via AP, File)
Tick Season Has Arrived in Arizona: Follow These Simple Steps to Stay Safe

With the rise in temperature, there will likely be an uptick in ticks. Safeguarding yourself, and your pets, from ticks requires protecting yourself before, during, and after spending time outdoors.

A “cross in any direction” sign is displayed at a crosswalk in downtown Phoenix at Taylor and First streets. Photo taken on March 29, 2023. (Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)
Diagonal Crossing? Tempe Tests All-Pedestrian Crosswalk

Tempe could bring a permanent all-pedestrian crosswalk—or scramble—to the busy intersection of Mill Avenue and Fifth Street.

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Crime Survivors Rally at State Capitol to Demand Better Trauma Care

State Rep. Jen Longdon, a survivor of gun violence, joined the “Survivors Speak” event to demand better support and public funding for trauma recovery centers that offer therapy and social services.

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Documentary Highlights Traffic Violence in Phoenix

A new documentary called "The Street Project" examines traffic violence in Phoenix.

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US Agency Considers Revoking Arizona’s Work Safety Oversight

Arizona is the only state that refused to implement a temporary emergency standard related to COVID-19 last June.

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Migrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Reaches Seven-Year High

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, despite a drastic drop in border crossings this year.

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10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.