October 3, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Environmental Plan Needs a Reality Check

The closest President Trump came to laying a glove on former Vice President Joe Biden in their first debate was on the environment. Biden’s published clean energy plan — which is more a gushing hydrant of wishes — is somewhat incoherent, certainly expensive at $2 trillion, and looks counterproductive. It is built on the left-wing

State

Norquist: Prop. 208 would harm Arizonans, not improve education

In case you missed it, this column by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist appeared on the Arizona Capitol Times website:  On Election Day, Arizonans will be asked if they want to impose a permanent $1 billion income tax increase. This tax hike – Prop 208 – would be the largest in Arizona history

Education

NASA awards $4.6 million to NAU’s PLANETS project to diversify, develop STEM resources for kids

The NASA Science Mission Directorate granted $4.6 million to Northern Arizona University’s Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) project to fund another five years in the development of high-quality science and engineering curriculum and resources. PLANETS is a program designed for the development and dissemination of NASA out-of-school time

State

Governor Ducey Celebrates Manufacturing Month

Governor Doug Ducey declared October 2020 Arizona Manufacturing Month to highlight manufacturers throughout the state and recognize the industry’s impact on Arizona’s economic growth. Data shows there are nearly 177,600 manufacturing jobs in Arizona. In Fiscal Year 2018, manufacturing across the state produced a total gross state product of $47.3 billion and total exports reached

COVID-19

State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

Arizona officials hailed a COVID-19 milestone Thursday, when the final county in the state crossed a coronavirus transmission threshold that lets some shuttered businesses begin the process of reopening. The Arizona Department of Health Services said Graham County moved from the “substantial” to “moderate” transmission category, in which businesses such as restaurants, waterparks and movie

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