September 7, 2020

National

1 in 3 Americans Worry About Job Security This Labor Day

In light of the financial struggles faced by workers across the U.S. and in recognition of Labor Day, WalletHub conducted a nationally representative survey, which found that nearly 1 in 3 Americans worry about job security. In addition to examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Americans’ finances, WalletHub’s survey also took stock of people’s

Opinion

Opinion: This Labor Day, Thank VA Employees for Keeping Veterans Safe

Each Labor Day we honor the American workers who contribute so much to this prosperous nation, and this year, the nearly 400,000 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs deserve special recognition. I have visited VA facilities in several states during the last few months. At each stop I have met dedicated employees who never

National

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Election Day. Employers added 1.4 million jobs last month, down from 1.7 million in July

Opinion

Llewellyn King: Editing and Sanitizing History Is Vandalism

History is fragile. It needs to be handled with care. The trouble is that it is inevitably viewed through the prism of today, which can cast the good as bad and the bad as good. That is why those who would edit it, sanitize it or obscure it are, for the most part, vandals. It

Opinion

Opinion: More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization

Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage is up

Local

15 Kayakers/Paddle Boarders Escape Injury During Microburst

About 5:30 PM on Saturday, September 5th, Prescott Regional Communication Center started to receive multiple 911 calls of overturned kayakers on Watson Lake. When the initial crews arrived on scene they encountered high winds and multiple people in the lake surrounded by kayaks and paddle boards. At the point in time that the high winds

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