August 10, 2020

State

Arizona’s reported virus cases fall as gym standoff sharpens

The standoff between Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and health club owners sharpened Friday as a judge rejected the governor’s request to delay the process for reopening health clubs now closed for five weeks because of the pandemic. Judge Timothy Thomason’s ruling came as confirmed cases statewide continued to decline. Arizona health officials Friday reported 1,406

International

India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease has spread

Arts & Culture

The 19th-century entrepreneur who pioneered modern ice cream

You might think we’re living in a golden age of ice cream innovation. In plenty of US cities, you don’t have to look hard to find made-for-Instagram flavors like charcoal or Thai tea. Concoctions like liquid nitrogen ice cream blanket the internet. But Agnes B. Marshall, a 19th-century culinary entrepreneur, probably would have found our

Wildfires

Bumble Bee Fire Update – August 9, 2020

Acres: approx. 2,993 acres            Percent Containment: 57% Start Date: Friday, August 7, 2020              Cause: Human Caused – Under Investigation Origin Location: 10 miles E of Crown King, AZ        Fuels: high desert grass and brush Personnel Assigned: approx. 150 personnel Firefighters made progress on the Bumble Bee Fire west of Interstate 17 (I-17) in the

Education

Voters Uncomfortable Sending Children Back to Classrooms

As Arizona releases reopening guidelines for schools, voters want assurance that safety precautions will be taken according to a new poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights (OHPI). If schools were to reopen today, just 39% of voters would be comfortable having kids back in the classroom. OHPI’s Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP) – a monthly poll of Likely Arizona Voters – found that a majority (57%) of voters would

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