December 7, 2020

Local

Trail Rescue

A woman in her sixties required rescue from a hiking trail along Watson Lake on Sunday after she sustained an ankle injury when she slipped on some loose footing.  The woman’s hiking partner and several Good Samaritans assisted in calling for medical help and lead the fire crews onto the proper trail.  Prescott Fire Department

Veterans

NAVAHCS Update – Information About Our Mobile Flu Clinic & Other Events

[ Editor’s note: NAVAHCS stands for Northern Arizona Veterans Health Care System.] Mobile Flu Clinic: NAVAHCS is setting up a Mobile Flu Clinic in the community with a collaboration from our Community Partners The Mobile Flu Clinic set-up on the following dates: Dec 8:  American Legion Post 6 in Prescott from 9 a.m. – 1

Opinion

Opinion: USPS Must Deliver Transparency to the American People

Americans may not agree on much these days, but we do stand united in one thing: distrusting the federal government. In fact, a mere 20 percent of the American public trusts the federal government, with a sizable majority understandably frustrated at how Washington, D.C., serves (or fails to serve) the 50 states. One critical issue undermining trust

International

In 2020, AP photographers captured a world in distress

Behold, a world in distress: A 64-year-old woman weeps, hugging her husband as he lay dying in the COVID-19 unit of a California hospital. A crowded refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, engulfed in flames, disgorges a string of migrants fleeing this hell on Earth. Rain-swept protesters, enraged by the death of George Floyd in police

Education

Schools confront ‘off the rails’ numbers of failing grades

The first report cards of the school year are arriving with many more Fs than usual in a dismal sign of the struggles students are experiencing with distance learning. School districts from coast to coast have reported the number of students failing classes has risen by as many as two or three times — with

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