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Arizona reports nearly 2K more virus cases, most since March

Jul. 30, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reported 1,965 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the most in a single day since early March, as virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb. The additional infections and 24 deaths reported Friday increased the state's pandemic totals to 925,169...

EMT wounded by gunman in Arizona shooting rampage dies

Jul. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 20-year-old Tucson emergency medical technician who was critically wounded by a gunman in a shooting rampage last week has died, his employer said Friday. The death of Jacob Dindinger was announced by American Medical Response in a brief...

Trump supporters raise $5.7M for Arizona election audit

Jul. 29, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump's movement to cast doubt on the 2020 election results have raised $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit. Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, the little-known firm hired...

Some city facilities in Arizona to again have mask mandates

Jul. 29, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As the number of new COVID-19 cases in Arizona grows, worried officials in the state's major cities are reinstituting mask requirements in response to new federal guidelines. Tempe and Flagstaff will enact mask mandates in city buildings regardless of...

Trump supporters raise $5.7M for Arizona election audit

Jul. 29, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump's movement to cast doubt on the 2020 election results have raised more than $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit, according to figures released late Wednesday. Doug...

Study: Arizona didn't see exodus of teachers during pandemic

Jul. 29, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A feared mass exodus of Arizona teachers didn't happen during the pandemic's first year, but there were noticeable changes in the workforce, a state study reports. The state Department of Education study found that its data indicated the number of...

Arizona Department of Health Services director to depart

Jul. 28, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official, who has been the face of the state response to the pandemic, is leaving the role next month, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has accepted a role as...

Arizona history-Aug. 1-7

Jul. 28, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 1 On this date in 1861, Lt. Col. John R. Baylor proclaimed the Confederate Territory of Arizona, with the territorial capitol at Mesilla, and himself as military governor. The new Confederate territory extended from Texas to California and lay generally south...

Arizona highway closed overnight, longer closure planned

Jul. 28, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — A scheduled overnight closure of a 17.5-mile (28-kilometer) stretch of U.S. Route 60 in east-central Arizona this week for bridge work will give drivers a preview of a much longer closure planned for September. The highway will be closed from 8...

Ducey keeps virus policies despite new federal guidelines

Jul. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona won’t be making any changes to its COVID-19 polices even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on some masking guidelines, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday. Citing a surge of infections from the delta...