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Religion

Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

Communion will be delivered with masks and gloves. Ramadan prayers are fine, but socializing at the mosque will be discouraged. Seders were virtual or held in small groups. As major religions observe a second holy season under the specter of COVID-19, faith leaders in Arizona find themselves juggling the spiritual needs of worshipers with the

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Amnesty Promises Best Left Unkept

President Joe Biden says he will fulfill a campaign promise to send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress to restore “humanity and American values to our immigration system.” But given the huge potential health of a nation struggling to overcome COVID, the Biden immigration promises could destroy this administration unless there is quick and

COVID-19

Flurry of Biden orders on COVID-19 raise some doubts, but more hopes

Almost half of the 24 executive orders President Joe Biden has signed in his first two days in office have dealt with COVID-19, which White House officials cite as proof that fighting the pandemic is the top priority for his administration. “The first order I’m going to be signing here … relates to COVID,” Biden

State

Governor Ducey’s Budget Focuses On Education, Tax Relief

Governor Doug Ducey today released his fiscally responsible, recovery-focused budget for Fiscal Year 2022. With a resilient economy, the budget makes historic investments in K-12 education, public health, public safety, wildfire prevention, infrastructure, and more, while also providing tax relief to everyday Arizonans. “Arizona is resilient, and we continue to move forward in the face

Opinion

Opinion: Public Health Officials Must Regain The Public’s Trust

As the winter phase of the COVID pandemic approaches, there has been a reshuffling of the cards: Several vaccines will be available shortly to the public, more quickly than anticipated. Currently, it is not clear which vaccine will prove superior based on cost, availability and effectiveness, but no matter how effective and safe they are,

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