Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem inspires next generation of poets

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first youth poet laureate, captivated the world at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.
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1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

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UPDATE: Police Identify woman killed in pedestrian collision south of downtown Tucson

Flowing Wells extends remote learning through Feb. 12

AZDHS: Arizona passes 400K administered COVID-19 vaccine doses

  President Biden’s eviction freeze expected to help thousands in southern Arizona

  Tucson dispensary among first in the state to begin selling recreational marijuana

According to Arizona Department of Health Services, 86 applications have been approved as of Jan. 22nd. Four are in Pima County, and the only one to start recreational sales Friday was Harvest House of Cannabis at 2734 East Grant Road.
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Person injured after police car drives through crowd at race

A witness says the police car arrived at the scene and then it was driven through the crowd of about 100 after people tried to block the vehicle.

Fatal Mohave County tour bus crash under investigation

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot has an estimated cash value of more than $739 million

One Tucson dispensary begins recreational marijuana sales

48 years after Roe v. Wade, Arizona legislation seeks to overturn pro-choice abortion

LIVE BLOG: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Arizona

Amphitheater School District delays hybrid learning

Pima County to receive additional vaccine, but not enough to meet demand

Computer glitch causes problem with COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Pima County

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Nurse battling COVID-19 may have contracted virus between vaccine doses

In between doses, experts say the Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective. It takes at least two weeks after the second dose to receive the full benefit of 95% protection.

SPORTS

Arizona, Colorado women’s basketball game postponed indefinitely

Tucson Roadrunners name Steve Potvin head coach

Tucson Roadrunners release pre-season game schedule

Pac-12 Conference releases schedule for 2021 Arizona Gymnastics

The University of Arizona kicks off the season in Utah, this Saturday, Jan. 23.

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  Pima County works to release non-violent inmates to slow spread of COVID-19

Roadwork to cause delays on Interstate 19 near Nogales

Arizona hospital forced to throw out dozens of COVID-19 vaccine

Tucson Roadrunners name Steve Potvin head coach

Your stimulus payment may come on a debit card in the mail

Now several organizations along with the IRS are working to make sure people don’t throw away their stimulus payment that may come in the form of a paper check or a debit card.

Gov. Ducey works to expand broadband in rural Arizona

Arizona GOP calling for chairwoman of AZ Republican Party to resign

  New TMC learning center offers safe learning environment for children of frontline workers

  Construction worker for border project says no word on immediate pause following President Biden’s order

  Diamond Children’s Medical Center reports rise in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations