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COVID-19

Governor Ducey Rescinds 25 Pandemic-Related Executive Orders

Governor Doug Ducey rescinded 25 Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic following action by the Arizona Legislature to codify into law many of the policies enacted by the Executive Orders to protect against excessive mandates, including mask usage in schools and prohibiting vaccine passports. “Throughout the pandemic, we took action to protect Arizonans and

National

As urban life resumes, can US cities avert gridlock?

It’s back: Rush-hour traffic in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images  John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Traffic is so ubiquitous in U.S. cities that until recently, imagining urban life without it meant looking to other nations for examples. Then, in 2020, COVID-19 closures

Veterans Hospital

Rural Arizona VA Hospital shells out a cool $1 Million in staff bonuses – Part 3

In Part Two we juxtaposed the VA’s purported “core values” with how their performance is perceived. On January 30, 2021,“VA’s Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients” was published online by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs Vantage Point – the blog of the VA. They made the mistake of opening up the website to comments

Education

Governor Ducey Announces Nearly $27 Million To Support K-12 Students

Governor Doug Ducey announced Arizona is distributing $26.5 million to support Summer learning programs, reach struggling students, enhance student achievement and expand tutoring opportunities. “Our teachers, students and families have worked hard to stay on track and ensure Arizona kids have all the support they need,” said Governor Ducey. “We need to keep up this

State

Arizona Leads Nation In Personal Income Growth

Wages, Salary Increases Help Drive Income Growth Personal income in Arizona rose last year at a rate faster than nearly any state in the country, according to new estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. With a personal income growth rate of 8.4%, Arizona tied with Montana for the fastest rate of growth in personal income

Local

Daniel’s Ride Fundraiser Logs Its 300th Consecutive Day, March 14

One morning last May, Yavapai College professor Daniel Swartz tossed a leg across his bicycle and set out along the Peavine Trail. His ride was initially about stress relief, to get his mind off the plight of his students. But he kept riding – the next morning, and the next – and an idea began

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