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Phoenix Metropolitan News
Phoenix is looking at new routes for express bus transit to deal with traffic issues. Funding comes via a sales tax plan approved by voters.

Phoenix looks at new bus routes for more efficient transportation

Phoenix, the fifth-largest metropolitan city in the country, continues to grow every day, and its transportation system cannot keep up. To address the traffic congestion, the city of Phoenix is in …
Caroline Maloney, a 55-year-old ICU nurse at Scottsdale Osborne Medical Center, has been treating COVID-19 patients throughout the entire pandemic, is shown Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona surpassed the grim milestone of 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, Aug. 27, after the state reported new infections amid continued wrangling over vaccinations and mask requirements. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. …

Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona

MENOMOMIE, Wis. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin surrendered to authorities in Arizona on Friday. Dunn County Sheriff …
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meets in Phoenix. The board that oversees Arizona's most populous county has scheduled a special meeting Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, where members may announce whether they will comply with a state Senate subpoena to hand over its computer routers for examination by contractors conducting an unprecedented partisan review of 2020 election results. (AP Photo/Terry Tang, File)

County board may announce action on Arizona Senate subpoena

PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county could say Friday whether they will comply with a state Senate subpoena in an of 2020 election results. Arizona Attorney …
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking a rezoning with the city of Phoenix to allow for more flexibility in future development of the campus southwest of State Route 51 and Thomas Road. [Submitted photo]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital seeks rezone for more flexibility to develop main campus

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking a rezoning with the city of Phoenix to allow for more flexibility in future development of its main campus. The 43-acre campus, southwest of State …

Election official seeks probe after voter data posted online

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration …
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company plans to finish the first phase of construction on its north Phoenix plant northwest of Interstate 17 and Loop 303 by July 2022. [Submitted photo/Creative Commons]

North Phoenix semiconductor plant to complete first phase of construction by July 2022

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plans to finish the first phase of construction on its north Phoenix plant by July 2022. The plant is not scheduled to start production of semiconductors, …

Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will …

Work has begun on Peoria Avenue

Starting this week, Loop 101 to 99th Avenue on Peoria Avenue will be restricted for ongoing street maintenance.
Samantha Bedford, left, speaks with a case manager at Homeward Bound. After experiencing homelessness, she and her three children now live at the nonprofit.

Maricopa County agencies push to spend federal relief funds on affordable housing

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Maricopa County has received more than $2.2 billion in federal relief funds to help the Maricopa Association of Governments and other organizations combat homelessness and stabilize the housing market for vulnerable populations.
Avondale will be the site of a farmers market celebration on Oct. 9.

One-day Farmers Market coming to Avondale in October

Brookfield Residential’s Alamar, in Avondale, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a public Farmers Market celebration next month.
This year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade just got a bit more hip. Valley Rocker Alice Cooper will serve as the Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal for the December parade.

Fiesta Bowl Parade brings back founders, Cooper to honor 50th year

This year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade just got a bit more hip. Valley Rocker Alice Cooper will serve as the Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal — the 50th anniversary of the organization coming …
The Heard Museum will host the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest in February 2022.

Heard Museum to host World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest returns to the Heard Museum in February 2022.
Charles Mack and Cros are part of the Phoenix Blues Society fundraiser this Sunday in Phoenix.

Live show to benefit the blues hits Phoenix this weekend

The COVID pandemic has brought many live showcases to a grinding halt for the safety of all involved. That includes events put on by the nonprofit Phoenix Blues Society and its usual busy schedule.
Cast members include Elyse Wolf as M’Lynn Eatenton and Emily Mohney as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie.

Phoenix Theatre Company stages ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Phoenix Theatre Company offers the chance to meet six outspoken southern women who gather weekly to gossip and support each other through life’s ups and downs, as “Steel Magnolias” begins its run.

Chucri: Arizona Restaurant Week impacts an important industry and our community

For the past 15 years, Arizona Restaurant Week has served as an important event for the Arizona Restaurant Association to fulfill its mission of supporting and advocating for the hospitality industry while also presenting the dining community with some incredible dining experiences for amazing prices.

Gates: As COVID-19 delta variant spreads in Maricopa County, get vaccinated ‘ASAP’

All COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Last week, the FDA gave a new level of approval to the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 16 and up. If you have been hesitant in the past about the vaccine, I hope this new level of assurance will be the encouragement needed for you to get the vaccine.

Sen. Boyer: Our Arizona senators are right about preserving the filibuster

In a republic like ours, the decisions our leaders make can have significant impacts on the lives of everyday citizens, which is why it’s critical that our laws undergo rigorous debate. …

Miller: More traffic cameras needed for public safety

Regarding the much-hated and often-vilified speed cameras and traffic cameras, the problem exists, as it does with many problems, because the government owns the roads. As a way of deciding whether …

Kern: Phoenix misinterpreted FAA data on flight paths

In a recent article in the Independent, reporter Mark Carlisle wrote about the city of Phoenix warning the FAA not to reopen the Implementation Agreement between the two parties to address the City …

Hochschartner: Arizona's senators should foster cultured-meat research

I imagine Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema, like most people, want to leave a legacy of some kind. They can do this by supporting federal funding for open-access cultured-meat research. For …

Barwick: Claims other side in politics has no morals

I have been asked why liberals seem to have an advantage over conservatives when it comes to politics. Liberals seem to do whatever they please even if it is illogical. For example, they are the …

Burhop: Don’t be lazy; just do some actual research

Without being accusatory, I ask the question: Are Americans inherently lazy? I’m not referring to work ethic. Americans are among the hardest working people in the world. I’m talking …

Rep. Kavanagh: Arizona's legislative session produced significant accomplishments

The 2021 session of the Arizona Legislature was one of the most productive sessions I have experienced in my 15 years serving you as both your state senator and state representative. The session …

Goncalves: Infrastructure bill proves Washington, D.C. 'broken,' needs 'repair'

Here we go again … Chuck Schumer has introduced a $1 trillion infrastructure bill containing 2,700 pages. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was brought to the floor by Speaker of the House …
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