A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

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After Covid Upended a Dying Woman’s Rome Dream, Her Twin Stepped In

When Lisa Maksym tested positive for the coronavirus, she was forced to stop cancer treatments, threatening a long-planned return to Rome. Her sister hatched a plan.

#amalfi-coast-italy, #arizona, #breast-cancer, #chemotherapy, #colosseum-rome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #phoenix-ariz, #rome-italy

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Inside a Covid I.C.U., Through a Nurse’s Eyes

A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #phoenix-ariz, #united-states

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The Life of Humberto Trujillo, the Postmaster of Phoenix

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hispanic-americans, #phoenix-ariz, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Auctioning Off a Dead Mall

When a shopping mall closes, where does all of its stuff go?

#auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #metrocenter, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #shutdowns-institutional

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Ex-Arizona Official Gets More Than 6 Years in Prison in Adoption Fraud Scheme

Paul D. Petersen, who served as Maricopa County’s assessor, arranged for women from the Marshall Islands to fly to the United States to give birth, prosecutors said.

#arizona, #arkansas, #fayetteville-ark, #fines-penalties, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #human-trafficking, #maricopa-county-ariz, #marshall-islands, #mesa-ariz, #parenting, #petersen-paul-d, #phoenix-ariz, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #utah, #women-and-girls

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Why Arizona’s Conservative Maricopa County Could Flip for Joe Biden

Maricopa County spawned the careers of Republican hard-liners like Joe Arpaio. Now the children of immigrants targeted in the state’s nativist crackdown are challenging G.O.P. dominance.

#arizona, #arizona-immigration-law-sb-1070, #arpaio-joseph-m, #hispanic-americans, #maricopa-county-ariz, #mi-familia-vota, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Why Arizona’s Storied Conservative Stronghold Could Flip for Biden

Maricopa County spawned the careers of Republican hard-liners like Joe Arpaio. Now the children of immigrants targeted in the state’s nativist crackdown are challenging G.O.P. dominance.

#arizona, #arizona-immigration-law-sb-1070, #arpaio-joseph-m, #hispanic-americans, #maricopa-county-ariz, #mi-familia-vota, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Protests Over Vote Count Sweep Through Minneapolis, Portland and Other Cities

Protesters marched in Minneapolis, New York and elsewhere against President Trump, while some of his supporters gathered near a Phoenix building where crucial votes were being counted.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

With business travel all but stopped, city hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with bottom-barrel rates and extra perks.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

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Stanford Study Seeks to Quantify Infections Stemming From Trump Rallies

The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cain-herman, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duluth-minn, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stanford-university, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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The Capital of Sprawl Gets a Radically Car-Free Neighborhood

On an empty lot near Phoenix, perhaps the most auto-addicted city in America, a start-up is betting $170 million on a more walkable future.

#arizona, #heatstroke, #phoenix-ariz, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sustainable-living, #tempe-ariz

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Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis

Over the next decade, the number of elderly homeless Americans is projected to triple — and that was before Covid-19 hit. In Phoenix, the crisis has already arrived.

#baby-boomers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #phoenix-ariz, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Phoenix Settles With Black Family After Police Drew Guns Over Reported Doll Theft

The settlement, which is for more than $470,000, comes after an episode last year in which officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at a Family Dollar store.

#ames-dravon, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harper-iesha, #phoenix-ariz, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-phoenix-ariz, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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A W.N.B.A. Coach Heard a Call to Feed the Hungry. She’s Answering It.

Bridget Pettis, a former W.N.B.A. player and coach, is sitting out this season and focusing on teaching her community in Phoenix about gardening and healthy eating.

#basketball, #chicago-sky, #coaches-and-managers, #nonprofit-organizations, #pettis-bridget-1971, #phoenix-ariz, #phoenix-mercury, #volunteers-and-community-service, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Mark Anthony Urquiza Obituary Accuses Arizona Officials of Failing

Kristin Urquiza, writing about her father’s death, pointed the finger at how state and federal leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #ducey-doug-1964, #phoenix-ariz

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After an Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest: Deportation Proceedings

A Phoenix activist was supporting one cause, and caught up in the unresolved fight of another.

#arizona, #arpaio-joseph-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #penzone-paul, #phoenix-ariz, #police-reform, #puente-human-rights-movement

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Nurses Who Battled Virus in New York Confront Friends Back Home Who Say It’s a Hoax

After aiding coronavirus patients in New York City, nurses face relatives and friends who refuse to wear masks or don’t believe the virus is real.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dallas-tex, #masks, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #oklahoma-city-okla, #phoenix-ariz, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #texas

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Phoenix Police Kill Man in Parked Car, Igniting New Protests

The fatal shooting, captured on video, comes at a time when cities around the United States are grappling with anger over deaths at the hands of police.

#phoenix-ariz, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-phoenix-ariz

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Ahead of Trump Visit, Church Makes Unproven Claim of Virus-Killing Technology

The president will be in Phoenix to speak to a group of student supporters.

#arizona, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ducey-doug-1964, #phoenix-ariz, #trump-donald-j, #turning-point-usa, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What You Can Learn From a Dreamer in Arizona

One student’s advice on handling uncertainty and fighting for a better life.

#arizona, #arizona-immigration-law-sb-1070, #colleges-and-universities, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #education-k-12, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #phoenix-ariz, #race-and-ethnicity

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Man Fatally Poisons Himself While Self-Medicating for Coronavirus, Doctor Says

An Arizona man and his wife ingested a fish tank cleaning additive made with the same active ingredient as chloroquine phosphate, which President Trump has referred to as a “game changer.”

#arizona, #banner-health, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #maricopa-county-ariz, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #world-health-organization

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