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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

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Controversial GOP-Backed Bill That Would Purge Thousands from Early Voting List Passes Arizona House

The bill will now return to the Senate for a final vote.  The Arizona House voted Tuesday to pass a controversial bill that would purge thousands of voters from the state’s permanent early voting list if they miss every election in two consecutive election cycles.  Senate Bill 1485 could purge more than 150,000 voters and...

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Gilbert Public Schools Approves Pay Raises For Employees—Two Weeks After Laying Off 152 Teachers

The reduction in staff resulted in cost savings that the district is using to balance next year's budget and raise salaries.

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The US Needed More 24/7 Vaccine Centers Yesterday

Vaccine distribution centers that are open 24 hours a day have proven to inoculate many more people than centers that are only open during traditional business hours. So far, New York and Phoenix are the only major US cities to adopt them.

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Inside the ‘Freezer Farms’ Where COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Stored at the University of Arizona

The university’s freezers can hold an average of 140,000 doses or approximately 1.6 million doses in total. The first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Arizona earlier this month and began to be distributed across the state on Thursday, signaling a new phase in the fight against the virus.  Approximately 58,500 doses were initially distributed to Maricopa...

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These Arizonans Rolled Up Their Sleeves and Volunteered for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Despite Risks

Arizona could see a COVID-19 vaccine rolled out by the end of the year—thanks in part to those who volunteered for the clinical trials.

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A Timeline of Arizona’s Long History of Early Voting

This is the first year many states are allowing voters to mail in their ballots, an option Arizona voters have enjoyed since the '90s.