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State

New Report: Arizona To Add 325,000+ Jobs By Spring 2022

 A new report released by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity is projecting strong job growth in the state over the next two years, with the largest gains happening in sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. “Arizona is a place where opportunities are plentiful and jobs are growing,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Families and businesses from

Mines

EPA awards $220 million for uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will award contracts worth up to $220 million to three companies for the cleanup of some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Work could start later this year following the completion of assessments for mining sites coordinated between the EPA and the Navajo

Economy

Sign of inequality: US salaries recover even as jobs haven’t

In a stark sign of the economic inequality that has marked the pandemic recession and recovery, Americans as a whole are now earning the same amount in wages and salaries that they did before the virus struck — even with nearly 9 million fewer people working. The turnaround in total wages underscores how disproportionately America’s

Energy

Shocked! Shocked To Find That Biden Cancelled the Keystone Pipeline

The surprise at President Joe Biden’s executive orders to cancel a major pipeline project and halt drilling on federal lands feels a little like discovering there was gambling going on at Rick’s Café. Is anyone really “shocked” to find that a presidential candidate who repeatedly raised the issue of a fracking ban and made green

Employment

USDA Forest Service is hiring for wildland fire positions

USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region is seeking individuals interested in making a difference and putting their skills to work in fire management. A variety of positions exist, including seasonal and permanent, full-time work schedules. Approximately 50 positions will be filled across the Southwestern Region. Positions include fire dispatchers, hotshot squad leaders, and prevention technicians, to

Local

Touchmark announces expansion: New addition will add memory care services

Touchmark at The Ranch is beginning construction of an addition that will add 45,000 square feet of specifically designed living for individuals experiencing memory loss and challenges due to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. The new building and service will expand Touchmark’s offerings and provide a full continuum of care, ranging from independent and assisted

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