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Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly has been sworn into the Senate.


COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to climb in Arizona and the state has reported more than 3,800 additional known cases.

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Arizona voters’ passage of a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana leaves courts to work out how some changes will be handled.

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After having the hottest summer in its history this year, Phoenix now has had its hottest autumn ever.

National Weather Service officials said Phoenix posted an average high temperature of 93.2 degrees from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30.

That broke the previous record of a 92-degree average high during autumn that was set in 2017.

On Nov. 16, Phoenix’s high of 90 degrees was the latest the temperature has reached that mark in a calendar year in city history.

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The sight of Sandhill Cranes in the Southwest is a sure sign that winter is coming. The birds have long migrated to the region between their breeding seasons in colder climates like Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Though their numbers fluctuate, populations in Arizona and New Mexico have steadily increased over the last several decades.

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The Hopi Tribe is reporting its highest number of new known coronavirus cases since July. It comes as the pandemic has worsened in recent weeks throughout the country and on tribal lands. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal prison.

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The Navajo Nation Department of Health has confirmed 168 new known COVID-19 infections on the reservation but no recent deaths.


Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation are considering a bill to extend a 2% sales tax on unhealthy food and beverages sold on the reservation.

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Arizona on Tuesday reported over 10,000 new known coronavirus cases.



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