December 31, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: My Three-Word New Year’s Resolution

I belong to the group of people that usually have many New Year’s resolutions. Not one or two, but four or five — and maybe even seven. The thinking goes that with so many options for how to be a better person, or have a happier year ahead, surely one of those resolutions can be

Legal Beat

Unmarked Police Vehicle Rear Ended

On Tuesday December 29, 2020 at about 10:36 am, an unmarked Prescott Police Department Traffic Enforcement vehicle was involved in a two vehicle collision which resulted in significant injuries to the driver of the other vehicle.  The police vehicle was stopped for a red light on Whipple Street at Division Street heading eastbound when a

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution In Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order today to rapidly expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine by streamlining distribution throughout Arizona and establishing additional vaccination sites. Rather than each county having their own implementation plans, the order directs the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to implement a state-directed allocation model to ensure a uniform

Legal Beat

Arizona hate crimes bounced back in 2019; experts fear a surge in 2020

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported. Despite a steep increase from the 173 hate crimes recorded in Arizona in 2018, the state’s 217 hate crimes

COVID-19

As pandemic surges, officials call COVID-19 fatigue real and dangerous

The numbers can be numbing. And that’s exactly what health officials fear. More than a half-million Arizonans have contracted COVID-19 and more than 8,700 have died from it so far, according to state data. The disease is surging again, with one week this month seeing an average of 7,770 new cases a day, soaring past

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