COVID-19

Towing Kickbacks: Only one-third of states ban incentives to property owners, law enforcement

By Jacob van Cleef and Teresa Murray/ Consumer Watchdog team
April 27, 2022

Driving is a staple of American living. In 2020, there were more than 275 million registered vehicles in the United States. An issue that many drivers face or may be worried about is having their vehicle towed. If you ask around in your small circle, someone inevitably has a towing story.

DARK PATTERNS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ON YOUR PHONE

By Isabel Brown, Consumer Watchdog Associate

Apps and social media are a part of everyday life. They help us stay connected to the. world around us. But it can be easy to overlook the risk involved with making personal information accessible online, especially when that information can be recorded, bought and sold by the companies running the apps.

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Updated: Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of November 2021, nearly 67 percent of people are vaccinated in Pima County, and while that’s good compared to many parts of Arizona, health experts say we need to vaccinate between 75-80 percent of the population to neutralize this virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your campus community.

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Students Launch COVID-19 Educational Outreach On Vaccines At PCC

Pima Residents 18+: Take a brief anonymous survey right now about the COVID-19 vaccine. Timed to coincide with the upcoming vaccine clinics on Pima Community College campuses and prompted by lower vaccination rates among young people, students with PIRG Campus Action and the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) Education Fund have escalated their campaign urging more students at PCC to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Tell us what you think about COVID-19 and vaccinations!

Pima residents 18+ are encouraged to provide feedback (5 minutes or less) for a short anonymous survey to better understand thoughts around the COVID-19 vaccine in Pima County. 

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Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of August 2021, nearly 63 percent of residents ages 12 and up are vaccinated in Pima County, and while that’s good compared to many parts of Arizona, health experts say we need to vaccinate between 75-80 percent of the population to neutralize this virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your campus community. 

COVID-19 tests and vaccines are free to consumers. End of story.

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

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