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Governor Ducey Signs Bill Allowing To-Go Cocktails

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation allowing bars, liquor stores and restaurants to sell cocktails to-go, expanding opportunities for businesses across the state. “Businesses owners have shown that offering to-go beverages can be done responsibly and safely,” said Governor Ducey. “House Bill 2773 will make sure restaurants and bars have the opportunity to expand operations and

COVID-19

City of Prescott Mayor Rescinds Proclamation of Emergency Regarding COVID-19

In light of declining case counts, ongoing mass vaccination efforts, and recent executive orders by the Governor, Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli today rescinded the year-old City of Prescott Proclamation of Emergency, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am pleased with the progress made by the citizens of Yavapai County, and the State of Arizona,” said

COVID-19

It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

Four Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to return to mostly normal operations as vaccinations against COVID-19 ramp up, warning that the coronavirus that causes the disease remains out of control. Ducey last week said he will begin allowing restaurants and other businesses to run at full capacity, and he has issued

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase Of Business And Safety Protocols

Occupancy Limits Expire, Distancing And Mask Protocols Remain Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.  With cases dropping in Arizona, and vaccine distribution underway, it’s still important to keep our guard up, and these protocols reflect that approach. The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution

Opinion

Opinion: If We Play Our Cards Right, the Economy is Teed-Up for a Boom

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a glimpse into current economic conditions. Although a modest number of jobs were created overall last month, certain types of businesses continue to be hammered by the pandemic and its ripple effects. For example, the leisure and hospitality industry—largely made up of restaurants and hotels—shed 61,000 jobs

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Unemployment dips in Arizona for December, but jobs are still tight

As COVID-19 pummels away in Arizona, unemployment in the state dipped slightly in December, with the restaurant and entertainment industries continuing to take the hardest hits. The state unemployment rate was 7.5% last month, compared with 8% in November, putting Arizona among 20 states with the good fortune to post December decreases, according to the

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