CARES Act

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

Opinion

Opinion: Unemployment Fraud Cost America Billions in 2020

Imagine how many small businesses could have been saved or how many families given a significant boost with $36 billion. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as scam artists siphoned off $36 billion in unemployment benefits from hardworking Americans who were hurt by the economic lockdowns.  Sometimes this fraud becomes farcical. In one instance, the rapper Nuke Bizzle

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,”

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