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Arizona reports bump of 2,917 new COVID cases, 77 deaths
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Arizona reports bump of 2,917 new COVID cases, 77 deaths

Associated Press PHOENIX — A day after reporting fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in weeks, Arizona's daily case count has shot up to nearly 3,000. The state Department of Health Services reported 2,971 new cases Tuesday along with 77 more deaths. Typically, data released on Mondays is lower because of a lag in reporting on weekends. It's not clear how much of this increase may be due to a lag in reporting on a holiday weekend. The latest statistics bring Arizona's total pandemic case count to 1,269,780 and the number of deaths to 22,307. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to rise from a day earlier to 2,676. They have been on an upward trajectory after slightly dipping to 2,500 on Thanksgiving Day. Public health experts worry about a major ...
Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened
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Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened

Associated Press TUCSON — Six people were taken to a hospital and dozens of others were treated for suspected food poisoning at a Tucson hotel where evacuees from Afghanistan are staying. Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen says patients reported vomiting. She says the cause of the widespread illness is still being investigated but she expects it will ultimately be linked to food. Cullen says the Pima County Health Department was called to at about 5:30 p.m. Monday to trace the cause of the illnesses. She says 56 people got sick including those who were taken to the hospital. Most were treated on the scene by the Tucson Fire Department, Cullen said.
Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship
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Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship

Pima Men's Soccer pose for a team photo with their trophy at their championship celebration. Story and photo by NATE MARTINEZPima Post The 2021 Pima Community College Men’s Soccer team can now call itself national champions. The Aztecs won an overtime thriller Saturday at Wichita, Kansas, against the CCBC Essex Knights on penalty kicks by a score of 3-2. The second half was highly competitive. Despite both teams attempting multiple shots, neither was able to score, putting the match into Golden Goal time. Golden Goal time is when a 10-minute period of extra time is added at the end of a tied match. The team that scores next is the winner. If the game is still tied after 10 minutes, another period of extra time is to be played with the same rules. The match is then determ...
Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship
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Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship

Photo by Ray SuarezThe Pima Community College women’s soccer team poses with the National Runner-Up trophy after falling to No. 1 Heartland Community College in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship Nov. 20. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team closed off the season with an impressive run, reaching the National Final in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer Championship, where it took penalties to beat the Aztecs. No. 4 Pima met up with No. 1-ranked Heartland Community College in the National Final, where Heartland took an early 1-0 lead before Pima midfielder Kaitlyn Bassett responded making the score 1-1 in the first half. In the second half, Delaney Buntin intercepted a misplaced pass by the goalkeeper and scored to give the Aztecs a brief...
Pima Women’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals
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Pima Women’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals

By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 4-seeded Pima Aztecs battled through a hard-fought match against No. 5 Holmes (Mississippi) Community College, winning by a 3-2 score at the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Wichita, Kan. It is their second win in Pool D play, advancing them to 17-4 on the season and earning them a spot in the NJCAA Division II semifinals that begin Friday against No. 6 Phoenix College at 1:30 p.m. Maher then assisted Mari Acosta (Sahuarita) with another goal 33 minutes into the match. The score remained 2-0 heading into the half. Less than a minute into the second half, Ravynne Wilson scored a goal for Holmes (14-4-2) to cut the deficit to 2-1. Pima responded four minutes later when Delaney Buntin (Cienega) scored to bring the score to 3-1. At t...
Pima Men’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals
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Pima Men’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals

By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 2-seeded Pima men’s soccer team won its second Pool B match in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, defeating the defending champions, No. 7-seeded Southeastern (Iowa) Community College, by a 2-0 score on Wednesday at Wichita, Kansas. The win advances the Aztecs (17-1-1) to the semifinal round Friday against an opponent to be determined. Last season, Pima was eliminated by Southeastern (13-8-2) in the semifinal round. It was a competitive first half Wednesday, ending with a scoreless tie. Pima’s offense started rolling following the break. Midfielder Ulysses Torres (Sunnyside graduate) scored inside the box seven minutes into the second half. With 20 minutes left in the match, it was midfielder Jacob Garcia (Walden Grove) who made ...
Why we’re getting punched by the pump
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Why we’re getting punched by the pump

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Photo courtesy of herzogbr is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Gas prices across the nation have been rising for months, and it’s affecting all of our wallets. The reasoning behind the rising prices, however, is not so simple. According to AAA, the national average per gallon is $3.41 on Nov. 18. Arizona’s average is sitting at $3.72, which is 31 cents over the national average.  Per usual, Tucson’s average per gallon is lower than the rest of the state at $3.55, while Phoenix has an average of $3.79 and Flagstaff tops Arizona’s prices at $3.84. There hasn’t been a national average this high since June 2014, when a gallon of gas was $3.72. In fact, Arizona tops the nation in the highest week-over-week increase at the pump, with an 8-cent jump....
The Word: How have rising gas prices affected you?
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The Word: How have rising gas prices affected you?

By Josh BaileyPima Post As prices continue to rise almost daily, Americans are pinning the blame on a plethora of figures and circumstances. Even while our representatives initiate discussions within the government about the crisis, such as the Biden administration seeking cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission to ensure gouging by fuel giants is not taking place, little action has been taken to effectively change the current trajectory of oil prices. Others argue it is simply the markets, and while the country remains divided on the topic practical plans have still yet to be put in place to prevent the average price per gallon from reaching five dollars in western states like California and Arizona. Alex Jimenez has more on rising gas prices. I asked people on West Campus...
Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall
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Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall

Story and photos taken by CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post It's that time of the year again … the fall/winter season.  That means bring all the food, desserts and drinks our way. This season, these are the nine Mexican/Hispanic food, desserts and drinks you should try/enjoy at least one time. Posole Posole is a soup that has some type of shredded meat, pork or chicken. It also has lots of hominy, which are whole kernels of dried field corn. Sometimes people add pinto beans. Posole is best served with toasted buttered bread or tortilla. And you don't have to, but people like to garnish the soup with lime, cilantro, green onion or regular onion, cabbage, radishes and spicy chili flakes. This dish is best to eat on a nice cold day or even at family gatherings. Buñuelos B...
Pima Men’s soccer enters Nationals as No. 2
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Pima Men’s soccer enters Nationals as No. 2

Stephanie Van Latum/PimaAthleticsPima Community College Defender Sam Lossou lines up to control the ball Oct 12 against the Yavapai College Rough Riders in a 2-1 victory. By ALEX JIMENEZ Pima Post Pima Community College Men’s Soccer team (15-2) has been invited as the No. 2 seed to the NJCAA DII Men’s Soccer National Championship, taking place Nov. 15 through Nov. 20. Pima lost the regional tournament to Phoenix College in penalty kicks to secure a bid to the national tournament. However, it received one of four at-large bids thanks to its strong performances this season and consistently being in the nation’s top 10. The Aztecs are in Pool B along with No. 7 Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa, and No. 11 Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, Michigan. ...