May 1, 2021

Local

Prescott National Forest Opens Additional Recreation Sites

The Prescott National Forest will open the following recreation sites starting on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Developed Recreation sites that open May 1: Group Campgrounds – Eagle Ridge Group, Playground Group, Upper Wolf Creek Group Day-Use Sites – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail, Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Thumb Butte Group Ramada, Mingus Mountain Picnic

COVID-19

SBA – Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Portal Opens on May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT

Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is now open at restaurants.sba.gov. If you are working with Square or Toast, you do not need to register. SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. In preparation, qualifying

Border crisis

State Emergency Council Approves Nearly $2.8 Million For National Guard Border Mission

The State Emergency Council, convened by Governor Doug Ducey, voted to allocate up to $2,536,500 from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to help fund the Arizona National Guard border mission. The Council also approved an additional $200,000 for the Search and Rescue Fund to support county sheriffs. The funding will support the deployment of the Guard

Opioid epidemic

With drug overdoses rising, policy leaders take action

The United States just recorded the most overdose deaths ever seen in a 12-month period – a grim milestone that highlights the weight of the coronavirus pandemic on the prolonged opioid epidemic, as well as the need for more solutions. At the federal and state level, policymakers are proposing increased funding for substance use prevention and more

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Jobs Plan Depends on Too Many Faulty Assumptions

On March 31, the Biden administration unveiled the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan (AJP), a new infrastructure plan that contains some concerning broadband provisions which would be harmful to internet consumers. The plan allocates $100 billion for investment in broadband intending to bring “affordable, reliable, and high-speed internet to every American.” The plan aims to do this in three key

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