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Now that Ahwatukee residents and the rest of their Phoenix neighbors must wear a facemask in a variety of public gatherings, city officials hope they won’t be calling 911 to rat out maskless people.

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Gila River Hotels & Casinos has shut down for two weeks to review safety standards and disinfect properties after the COVID-19 related death last week of a security employee.

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A new ruling last week by the U.S. Supreme Court on gay rights is imposing new restrictions on Arizona employers that neither the Legislature nor state courts were willing to do.

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A new lawsuit by the state NAACP claims private prisons used by the state violate constitutional provisions including a prohibition against slavery.

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The state’s top health official says the key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 could be finding a way to reach the people who believe they’re the least likely to get infected or suffer ill effects.

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As more Valley school districts begin rolling out reopening plans in the shadow of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Arizona, Tempe Union Superintendent Dr. Kevin Mendivil last week unveiled a plan that would put students in classrooms only once a week – and then without most of their classmates.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators broke into applause last week as they gave overwhelming approval to a bill allocating up to $1.9 billion a year for public lands acquisition and national park maintenance fund, a bill advocates said is “55 years overdue.”

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As the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board prepares for a study session tonight on two members’ controversial request to not fund school resource officers on four campuses – including Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe – they’ve found an unlikely ally.

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The letters sent to Tempe Union High School officials demanding the reallocation of $450,000 earmarked for school resource officers at four high schools – including Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe – weren’t just related to the nationwide protests over police departments’ treatment of people…