August 17, 2020

Local

Highway 69 Club to Meet on Jail Discussion

The Highway 69 Republican and Conservative Club will  host a discussion of the proposal to build a new jail in Prescott at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday,  August 18th.  Candidates for County Attorney,  County Sheriff and County Board of  Supervisors who were successful in the August 4th primary  election have been invited. Three Board of Supervisor candidates

Opinion

Opinion: New Realities That Aren’t So New

Six months into various versions of lockdown, I am still processing my new realities, and sometimes with humor.  For example: —On my trip to Costco, my grocery checkout was quick, but the line at the liquor store wrapped around and outside the entrance. Yes, our imbibing has outflanked our ingesting. —“Zoom” is no longer used

International

Iran threatens ‘dangerous future’ for UAE after Israel deal

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed Saturday there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations. The UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to establish normalized relations with Israel, Iran’s regional archenemy.

National

Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride. Greg and Kjersten Offenbecker, who own The Nordic Pineapple in St. Johns, outside Lansing, took Norway’s flag down last month after being

Social Media

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages — labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters may be

Water

Statement on the Bureau of Reclamation’s August 24-Month Study

The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has released its August 24 Month Study, which projects Colorado River operations for the next two years. The study projects the operating conditions of the Colorado River system, as well as runoff and reservoir conditions. The Upper Basin experienced around average snowpack (107%) this year, and the April-July

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