August 8, 2020

National

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus. President Donald Trump said

Opinion

Llewellyn King: American Individualism Is Dividing and Killing Us During COVID-19

To compound the COVID-19 crisis, we have a cultural crisis. It is a crisis of our individualism. That cultural element, precious and special, of the individual against adversity, the individual against authority, the individual against any limits imposed on free action, is at odds with the need to behave. Worse, our individualistic trait has been

Education

Arizona Department Of Health Services Releases School Benchmarks

With the health of students, teachers, and staff as their top priority, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) have partnered in the development of guidance to support the safe reopening of in-person learning in Arizona schools. Per Governor Ducey’s June 23 Executive Order, Arizona: Open for Learning, ADHS

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

When is Fruit Ready to Pick?

Most tree fruits release a sweet scent into the air when their fruits are ready to taste, but even so, it’s tough to gauge the exact moment of peak ripeness. Times will vary year by year, and different varieties will “come in” at different times. Here, by fruit variety, are a few signs that indicate

Legal Beat

AG Brnovich Warns of Scams Claiming to Have COVID-19 Testing Results

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to look out for COVID-19 test result scams. COVID-19 testing providers and patients are reporting a possible imposter scam. Fraudsters may be calling consumers claiming that they have COVID‑19 test results, but are really trying to acquire patients’ personal information or tricking patients into incorrectly paying money. “Right now while

Local

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Economic Impact in Florida and Arizona Surpasses $2.3 Billion, New Report Concludes

The overall economic impacts of premier aviation and aerospace institution Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and Arizona now surpasses $2.3 billion – up 44% since 2016, the independent Washington Economics Group (WEG) has reported. Embry-Riddle further supports nearly 18,000 jobs in Florida and Arizona – up from just under 14,000 jobs in 2016, making the

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