Arizona

Feces, wastewater tests prevent corona outbreak in U of Arizona dorms

By diagnosing two individuals in the dorms as asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers, the university prevented a potentially serious outbreak.

30/08/2020
Arizona-Israel relations closer thanks to mutual focus on innovation

Phoenix installing Israeli-designed ‘smart’ traffic * Arizona-grown wheat is highly rated for matza among the ultra-Orthodox.

A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.
Four men arrested for hanging ‘Hitler Was Right’ banner on bridge in US

The banner also included a link to a website that contained “bigoted and explicitly racist pronouncements.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/08/2020
The pandemic put Kate Gallego, Phoenix’s Jewish mayor, in the spotlight

Gallego is Phoenix’s third Jewish mayor — she said it was a “point of pride” that Emil Ganz was the first in the late 19th century — and she is deeply committed to its Jewish community.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
30/07/2020
In Arizona, school reopening sparks protest movement

"We don’t want any children to get this from us, because as a teacher, I don’t want to go to any of their funerals," said Brosius, 47, who is not prepared to send her three children back to school.

By REUTERS
18/07/2020
How much do masks actually protect us from coronavirus?

Scarves, which reduced infection risk by 44% after 30 seconds and 24% after 20 minutes, and similarly effective cotton t-shirts are only slightly better than wearing no mask at all.

US records nearly 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in single day

The epicenter of the country's COVID-19 epidemic has moved from the Northeast to California, Arizona and New Mexico in the West along with Texas, Florida and Georgia.

By REUTERS
02/07/2020
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reads a statement from his phone
Arizona principal out of a job over antisemitic and racist texts

Elkin said she 'couldn’t be silenced anymore and continue to accept such casual racism and antisemitic comments in my life.'

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
12/06/2020
 (L-R) David Yaari,  Representative Tony Rivero, MK Izhar Shay, Adiv Baruch, Chairman of Israel Expo
Eight Israeli start-ups invited to pitch at Arizona investment conference

The Israeli companies (founders and entrepreneurs) that were selected are: ConfirmU, VisibleZone, AuraAir, Fixel, BC Bike, EZSave, IMNA Solutions and Beyond Appearances.

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