August 12, 2020

National

‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight

EDITOR’S NOTE — Americans are preparing to choose a leader and a path through a time of extraordinary division and turmoil. Associated Press journalists tell their stories in the series “America Disrupted.” ___ The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A

COVID-19

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President Vladimir Putin announced the Health Ministry’s approval and said one of his two adult daughters already was inoculated. He said the

Opinion

Opinion: Is the Government ‘Paying People Not to Work’? It’s Complicated

“We should never pay people not to work. We should try to help people get back to work.” This claim by Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has been echoed across Capitol Hill in recent weeks as Congress debated whether to extend the $600-a-week unemployment benefit checks. The premise of this argument is that people made

Local

Stage I Fire Restrictions In Effect

Due to the lack of rain the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage I Fire Restrictions on August 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest and the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County not protected by fire districts or

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Gaffes Speak Volumes

Last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice poked at the belly of liberals and Democrats with this observation: “I don’t really care if we’re colorblind, but I would like to get to the place that when you see somebody who is black, you don’t have preconceived notions of what they’re capable of, who they

Education

School Reopening Survey: 55% of Parents Want In-Person Learning

WalletHub today released a nationally representative School Reopening Survey, which found that 55 percent of parents want their children to learn in person. Some parents can’t stay home. 32 percent of parents are not able to work remotely. Mixed feelings on teacher compensation. Almost 1 in 4 parents think that teachers who work remotely should

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