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Phoenix Replaces Street Name Signage

by on March 3, 2021 0

Phoenix installed new signs Monday for two streets whose names have long been considered objectionable. Piestewa Peak Drive replaces Squaw Peak Drive, and Desert Cactus Street replaces what was once Robert E. Lee Street. Mayor Kate Gallego, who spearheaded the initiative along with Councilwoman Thelda Williams, attended the changeovers. Historically, “squaw” is a slur used […]

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J.J. Watt Signs Two-Year Contract with Arizona Cardinals

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Watt just happened? Defensive end stuns NFL with decision to come to Arizona and Cardinal fans are excited for the addition. Defensive end J.J. Watt, who ever since his release from Houston last month was rumored to go to a handful of places but never Arizona, ended up agreeing to sign with the Cardinals. Watt made […]

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Spring Break in California with COVID Travel Restrictions

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Spring Break is just around the corner and in years past, Phoenix families might have piled in the car and headed for California. But, as COVID-19 cases surged in fall and winter, the state discouraged tourism as it faced declining ICU bed availability. Regional stay-at-home orders went into effect to prevent travel by residents and […]

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Southwest Airlines Fare Sale and Current Happenings At Sky Harbor Airport

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Even though it’s performing better than many U.S. airports thanks to our pleasant winter climate and plentiful outdoor activities, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport continues to see the pandemic affecting the number of travelers passing through. But even as passenger numbers held steady in January at about half the number in January 2020, Sky Harbor […]

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Arizona Copper Mine Land Transfer Put on Hold

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The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that had cleared the way for a parcel of federal land held sacred by Apaches to be turned over for a massive copper mine in eastern Arizona. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it likely will take several months to further consult with Native […]

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State Adopts A Unique Hybrid Model For COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

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Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced Monday a new hybrid approach that provides Arizonans 55 and older eligibility along with frontline essential workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The new approach launches today in the Phoenix Metro Area. Arizona will continue its age-based approach to administering the vaccine. The […]

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275,000 Women Left the U.S. Workforce in January

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Even though there is still volatility in the U.S. economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the consistent theme is still the outsized impact on women, economic experts said. The January jobs report would seem to continue to bear that out. Approximately  275,000 women left the workforce last month, according to data from the […]

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Rep. Stanton Wants to Expand Number of Arizona Federal Judges

by on March 1, 2021 0

Democratic U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton wants greater judicial representation on the federal level in Arizona. Stanton, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, said the state’s rapid increase in population over the last three decades means the federal court system needs to keep pace. “Arizona desperately needs more federal district judges,” Stanton said in a […]

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Arizona Drivers Can Renew Their License Online Now

by on March 1, 2021 0

Drivers are no longer required to leave the house to renew a license as the Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday the process can now be done online. “We’ve all seen a lot of change over the last year, but this is something new that everyone can embrace,” Eric Jorgensen, MVD director, said in a […]

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