October 18, 2020

Local

Poisoning Prescott

In the latest development in the Prescott Jail story, on Friday afternoon,  the legislative office of Representative Noel Campbell, issued a Press Release expressing “serious concerns”  about “potentially dangerous”   environmental and health issues at the proposed jail site.  Prior uses of the construction area include a lumber mill,  an auto repair and commercial truck parking facility,  an electric substation,

COVID-19

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, two decades of gains against child labor are eroding. With classrooms shuttered and parents losing their jobs, children are trading their ABC’s for the D of drudgery: Reading,

COVID-19

Months into pandemic, Iran sees worst wave of virus deaths

Iran’s capital has run out of intensive care beds as the country confronts a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. The single-day death toll hit a record high three times this week. Eight months after the pandemic first stormed Iran, pummeling its already weakened economy and sickening officials at the

Opinion

Opinion: Big Tech’s Collision With Big Government

Over the last year, the companies making up America’s “Big Tech” have been confronted by federal and state governments pursuing antitrust investigations. In late September, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent draft legislation to Congress to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. In February, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began

Wildfires

Horse Fire Update

Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24) Start Date: October 15, 2020 Size:  8,300 Acres Percent Contained: 0% Cause: Under Investigation Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral and Timber The Horse Fire has grown to 8,300 acres over the evening. Airtankers and helicopters were

COVID-19

Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said. Just over 28% of teaching slots were still vacant several weeks into the 2020-2021 school year, up from 21% last year, according to an

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