January 2, 2021

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces $115 Million To Support Universities’ COVID-19 Response

Governor Doug Ducey today (12/30) announced $115 million for Arizona’s three public universities, an acknowledgement of the instrumental role they’ve played in the state’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Our universities continue to go the extra mile to fight the spread of COVID-19, protect our communities, and ensure students’ needs are met,”

Opinion

Opinion: What to Make of Those Who Travel During the Holiday Season

Nearly 1.3 million people passed through American airports last Sunday alone, despite warnings from health experts that flying to and from holiday destinations would cause a further surge in the coronavirus. Those who traveled did so to the backdrop of more than 330,000 COVID-19 deaths — according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center —

State

Governor Ducey Extends Driver License Expiration Dates

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order deferring requirements to renew standard driver licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 by one year from their original expiration dates. “We are working hard to ensure Arizona’s most vulnerable are kept safe during the pandemic,” said Governor Ducey. “The standard

Technology

The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

Federal government agencies, from the Treasury Department to the National Nuclear Security Administration, have been compromised by the attack. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images   Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies and corporations. U.S. officials widely believe that Russian

Veterans

Study: Post-9/11 vets more likely to be employed, and in steadier jobs

Post-9/11 veterans are not only more likely to be employed than the general population, they are also more likely to be in jobs that are immune to recession, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau. The Census study, released in November, said the unemployment rate for the nation’s 3 million post-9/11 veterans was

Politics

Not the ‘blue wave’ they hoped for, but Democrats made gains in 2020

For years, Democrats have argued that Arizona was about to turn blue, and this year they came closer than they had in decades, winning the presidential race and unseating an incumbent Republican senator. Close, but not the “blue wave” Democrats had been hoping for. While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats

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