By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief, stimulus checks bill

It’s widely expected the Senate will approve the bill and the House will whisk it to Biden for his signature by mid-March, handing him a crucial early legislative victory.
  • Coronavirus

Boy, 12, creates website to help elderly New Yorkers book vaccine appointments

The 12-year-old hits refresh for hours a day, searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for elderly people in the New York metro area.

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LIVE BLOG: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Arizona

Governor Ducey visits Phoenix Municipal vaccination site

Pima County seeks lifeguards to work summer season

TPD responds to carjacking report on southwest side

Arizona’s Heart & Sol: MJNailz Academy opens as the first nail technician school in Tucson

“I loved how I made other women feel,” said Miranda Richardson, the Owner and Operator of MJNailz Academy. “I liked that feeling I gave them when they really looked at their nails and they were like ‘Oh my gosh, girl! Oh my gosh, my nails are so bomb!’”
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  White House says relief checks to go to most who got December payment

Under the current Senate bill, the Biden administration estimates that 158.5 million households will receive direct payments, according to the White House official who insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations.

  Pima County Health director gives emotional response when asked about pandemic

PCSD: Teller stops bank robbery with a simple “NO”

Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

Officials grill water utility over response to earlier Luke AFB spill

Authorities arrest suspect in Tucson north-side bank robbery

Sports gambling in Arizona moves closer to reality

Pima County announces new weekend hours for COVID-19 call center

Supreme Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

  • National

Woman sues over GoFundMe for Starbucks barista she targeted in a Facebook post after he asked her to wear a mask

The woman posted a photo of the barista on Facebook saying, “Meet Lenin from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.” It went viral.

SPORTS

Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

With spring sports season underway, Arizona high schools await decision on COVID-19 protocol

Arizona Interscholastic Association schedules special meeting of executive board to discuss pandemic protocol modifications.

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Cochise County will now vaccinate residents 55 and older

Body of missing man, motorcycle recovered from Grand Canyon

U.S. Marshals find Tucson stabbing suspect in Mesa

  Arizona reports 1,154 new cases of COVID-19; 16,185 total deaths

Yuma border agents rescue father and 2-year-old from canal Monday

According to reports, the father strapped his child to his back in an effort to illegally cross the Salinity Canal, southwest of Yuma.

  Volunteers help U of A vaccine site run smoothly

  Loads of non-emergency calls, staffing challenges impact Tucson 911 call center

  Some COVID-19 restrictions in Arizona may be eased, discussions are underway

  University of Arizona geologist digs her way to the top

HAPPENING THURSDAY: Banner consolidates COVID-19 vaccine sites to Kino Stadium site