AZ Briefing: Monkeypox vaccine protocol may change; which City Council projects should be funded? 2 new Italian restaurants for Phoenix

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Monkeypox vaccine protocol may change as case numbers in Arizona continue to climb.

Affordable housing? A bigger children's museum? Decisions on which projects should be funded could ultimately be part of a bond program the Phoenix City Council is expected to ask voters to approve in 2023.

The famous family Maggiore Group will open two new Italian restaurants in metro Phoenix. Here's when and where.

Today, you can expect it to be humid and cloudy, with a late-afternoon thunderstorm and a high near 99 degrees. Expect evening thunderstorms, with a low near 83 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90.

  • In 1960, the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1.

  • In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.

  • In 2011, seven people were killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair during a powerful storm just before a concert was to begin. In eastern Pakistan, al-Qaida gunmen kidnapped an American development expert, Warren Weinstein. (Weinstein was killed in a U.S. drone strike in January 2015.)

  • In 2020, in an interview on Fox Business Network, President Donald Trump acknowledged that he was starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots. Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced thatthey were establishing full diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by the U.S.; it required Israel to halt its plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: Monkeypox vaccine protocol may change as cases rise