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Arizona’s second state vaccine site opens, at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Arizona health officials on Monday opened the state’s second COVID-19 vaccination site, at ASU’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium, aiming to build on the success of the first site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Until more vaccine doses are available from the federal government, the Phoenix site will be limited to 500 shots a day, administered

Politics

Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

President Donald Trump was welcomed by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the last stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final two weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat. Democrats in the state criticized what they called the president’s “super spreader” events during the COVID-19

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Arizona cities defend progress after slipping in clean energy ranking

Local officials pushed back this week against a new report that showed three Arizona cities slipping in a national ranking on clean-energy policies, saying the report does not appear to reflect their clean- and renewable-energy efforts. The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard, released last week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, scores the

Politics

Biden, Harris get on the bus to small businesses in Arizona

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, on their first trip to Arizona, dropped by a union hall Thursday and several small businesses they say need federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their bus tour, which began in Flagstaff, included an outdoor stop at Barrio Cafe, a central Phoenix staple known nationally

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Nationwide airline layoffs hit hundreds of workers in Arizona

To American Airlines flight attendant Robyn Walters, her co-workers are like family. That made it all the more difficult last weekend when she had to say goodbye to colleagues who were working their last flights before being furloughed. “It’s been absolutely heartbreaking,” Walters said. “They’re being separated from a career they’ve grown to love.” Union

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