March 6, 2021

Sports

Badgers Make Quick Work Of Bradshaw Mountain 10-

Photo: Kari Kasun and Nicole Raiss score 9 Varsity Girls Soccer The Prescott Badgers girls soccer team completed another perfect regular season with 10-0 win over the Bradshaw Mountain Bears. Led by Kari Kasun, who tied her season record of  5 goals, the Badgers totally dominated the game that ended with still 20 minutes left

COVID-19

Executive Order 2021-05 Regarding Occupancy Limits; All Other Restrictions Remain In Place

Earlier, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-05 rescinding occupancy limitations on many business establishments.  While this is a step toward reopening for all businesses, it is an incremental step. Restrictions that affect bars remain in effect.  What this means for the bars without dine-in service is restrictions on live entertainment, dancing and standing remain in

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase Of Business And Safety Protocols

Occupancy Limits Expire, Distancing And Mask Protocols Remain Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.  With cases dropping in Arizona, and vaccine distribution underway, it’s still important to keep our guard up, and these protocols reflect that approach. The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution

State

Governor Ducey Signs S.B. 1420 Regarding Consular ID Card Use

Governor Ducey signed S.B. 1420 today. The bill authorizes the use of consular ID cards in Arizona. The signing letter below was sent to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs this afternoon. Dear Secretary Hobbs: Today I signed S.B. 1420 sponsored by Senator Paul Boyer. I’m grateful to the sponsor and the bipartisan majority of legislators

Gas Prices

$3/gal National Average Could Come Soon as OPEC Keeps Production Cuts

GasBuddy predicting 70% odds of national average reaching $3/gal by Memorial Day GasBuddy is warning motorists that the national average may breach $3 per gallon by Memorial Day after OPEC’s meeting  closed with no meaningful increase in oil production. The group’s large cuts to oil production in 2020 will generally be extended, with just Russia

Opinion

Opinion: A $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Vulnerable Workers the Most

Millions of hourly workers could lose their jobs if Democrats raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Many House and Senate Democrats are still pushing the Raise the Wage Act, which would more than double the current minimum wage by 2025. Though they advocated a $15 federal minimum wage for years, the legislation is

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