COVID-19

COVID-19

EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The state of California. New York City. Hospitals and nursing homes. Colleges and universities. Employers are putting COVID-19 vaccine mandates into place and it’s getting attention. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said a requirement is under consideration for all federal employees. But what happens if workers refuse? Federal legal

Opinion

Opinion: The Pandemic Isn’t Over

As the summer of 2021 sees more Americans enjoying the beaches, swimming pools, summer camps, resorts, and movie theaters they missed last summer, it seems many believe the COVID-19 pandemic is finally receding. But, for the return to pre-pandemic life to continue, the nation’s so-far-successful vaccination campaign will need to progress. That, in turn, requires

COVID-19

Governor Ducey’s Statement On Importance Of COVID-19 Vaccination

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated at one of the many available locations: “We have so much more information about COVID-19 now than when we first learned about this disease. Our hearts

Wildfires

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon while a Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West. Oregon’s Bootleg Fire grew to 624 square miles (1,616 square kilometers) — over half the size of Rhode Island. However,

Energy

Commissioner Jim O’Connor Supports Children’s Health While Saving Energy

At the Arizona Corporation Commission’s July 13, 2021, Open Public Meeting, Commissioner Jim O’Connor successfully convinced three additional Commissioners to join his vote to support his proposal for Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) to implement a new Energy Efficiency program which allows greater outside air to flow indoors to often-crowded school classrooms by upgrading their

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