December 17, 2020

Local

Prescott Public Library Offers Free Virtual Meeting Room Space and Support

Thanks to a CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act grant from the Arizona State Library, Prescott Public Library offers a Zoom® Business account available for use by the community for free virtual meetings. Community organizations, book clubs, and small groups use the service with the support of library staff. For years, Prescott Public

Education

Embry-Riddle Virtual Commencement Ceremonies Recognize More Than 600 Graduates

Consisting of 621 students, the entire class of 2020 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus was honored during the university’s first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12. Of this graduating class, 599 received undergraduate degrees and 22 completed master’s programs. In addition, 50 students received military commissions: 36 from Air Force ROTC, 13 from

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Shares Latest On COVID-19

Governor Doug Ducey today toured the vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and announced ten Arizona health care frontline workers who will be among the first Arizonans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. After the tour, the Governor also announced the state is distributing $15 million in additional funding to the Arizona Department of

Opinion

Opinion: Amid Potential COVID-19 Spikes, Lawmakers Must Resist Broad Shutdowns

The initial outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year brought just about every aspect of our daily lives to a grinding halt. Unsure of how to keep the virus from spreading, local and state governments across the U.S. enacted broad, strict shutdown orders while health experts worked out a way for us all to ease back

Legal Beat

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reports that

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