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International

Counting the costs of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan

America’s longest war, the two-decade-long conflict in Afghanistan that started in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, killed tens of thousands of people, dogged four U.S. presidents and ultimately proved unwinnable despite its staggering cost in blood and treasure. This final chapter, with President Joe Biden’s decision to pull all American troops from

Health

The Real Cost of Smoking by State – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick

Opinion

Opinion: Rebate Rule Will Hold Middlemen Accountable

COVID-19 has exposed a variety of inadequacies in America’s healthcare system that leave our most vulnerable populations at risk. First and foremost is the cost of prescription medications, a significant barrier to high-quality care for seniors living on fixed incomes and those who have lost jobs or seen wages decline. As such, it is critical

Local

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vote to End Verde Connect Project

At the regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday November 18, 2020, the Board heard a motion to reject all three Design-Build Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Verde Connect Project, authorize payment to the three unsuccessful offerors in an amount not to exceed that specified in the RFP, and direct staff to end all

Opinion

Opinion: Changing Clocks Twice a Year Is Harmful to Your Wallet and Your Health

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 1, and most Americans — those not living in Arizona, Hawaii, or our outlying territories (Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam, among others) — will again suffer the consequences. The consequences are not limited to the time and trouble of moving the

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