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State Health Director: Arizona May Not Meet 70% Vaccination Goal By July 4

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official said Arizona may not meet the president's goal of getting 70% of residents vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 4.

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While sitting on a couch and gazing at a 50-inch TV remains a popular pastime in America, smaller screens have also edged their way into our lives. Phones, tablets and video game devices crowd pockets and coffee tables, offering access to what used to be called "TV," at any time of the day.

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