Federal Government

Education

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Advisory To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Doug Ducey  issued an advisory to accelerate the statewide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and move doses of vaccine to where they can be rapidly administered to the Arizonans. “The COVID-19 vaccination is our best shot at returning to life as it should be. Over the last two weeks, the COVID-19 vaccination site at

Opinion

Opinion: USPS Must Deliver Transparency to the American People

Americans may not agree on much these days, but we do stand united in one thing: distrusting the federal government. In fact, a mere 20 percent of the American public trusts the federal government, with a sizable majority understandably frustrated at how Washington, D.C., serves (or fails to serve) the 50 states. One critical issue undermining trust

Legal Beat

Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections

Lezmond Mitchell on Wednesday became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government over the objections of a tribal government for a crime committed between Native Americans on tribal land. Mitchell, a Navajo convicted of the 2001 murders of a Navajo woman and her granddaughter, was pronounced dead at

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