February 10, 2022

Wildfires

Firefighters Respond to Wildfire Near Palace Station February 10, 2022

Location: Palace Station-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R1W, SEC 18), 12 miles south of Prescott; 2 miles northwest of Pine Flat. Start Date:  February 9, 2022 Size:  5-10 acres Percent Contained:   0% Cause:     Under Investigation Vegetation:   Grass, Brush, Ponderosa Pine Summary:  At approximately 4:40 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, resources from Prescott National Forest responded to a reported wildfire south of Prescott

Education

Bolstering Civics Education And Increasing School Funding

House Education Committee Unanimously Supports Civics Education Legislation The Arizona House Education Committee yesterday unanimously supported legislation to bolster civics education, one of Governor Doug Ducey’s education priorities. House Bill 2632, sponsored by Representative Quang Nguyen, would make several additions to the Arizona Civics tests, which Arizona students must pass to graduate high school. Under

Gaming

How to Bet Legally and Responsibly on Super Bowl LVI

Plan on placing a wager this weekend? Make sure to bet legally and responsibly. “In just a few days, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will be kicking off Super Bowl LVI. The Super Bowl is one of the most popular events in the world, making it one of the most popular events

Drug abuse

Substance Use Disorder in the Senior Population

Senior substance use disorder, especially prescription drugs and alcohol, is one of Arizona’s fastest-growing health issues. The U.S. Department of Health’s Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration reported that over eight million seniors are suffering from substance use disorder. Elder Equals Higher Risk Seniors are at greater risk than those younger. Citizens aged 65 and over

Water

Tribal official calls on Congress to fund ‘critical’ water infrastructure

An Arizona tribal leader told a House subcommittee Tuesday that tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands. Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio told a House Transportation subcommittee that means more than just including infrastructure funding in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, it also means ensuring that

Technology

After Face-off With Critics, IRS Abandons Plans for Facial ID Tech

The Internal Revenue Service has abandoned plans to force taxpayers to a private facial-recognition system to access their online accounts, the agency announced this week. But critics say the now-foiled effort is part of an ongoing expansion of the frightening federal agency into more of our lives. In a statement announcing it is dropping the

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