rural communities

Military

Arizona Legislators Express Opposition to Feds Proposed Changes for Military Supersonic Flight Altitude Limits and Training

Twenty Arizona State Legislators this week sent a letter to the U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall expressing their bipartisan opposition to a federal proposal issued in January that would significantly lower altitude limits for supersonic flights and the release of flares during training. Supersonic flights during military training missions could go as low as 5,000 feet under

Food

Governor Ducey Announces $460,000 From AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund To Fight Hunger

Nearly Half A Million Dollars Going To Rural Arizona Food Banks Governor Doug Ducey today announced $460,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund to support food banks throughout the state, especially rural communities. “Whether it has been funding PPE, meals for low income families, technology for students, mental health support services and more, the AZ

Water

Arizona Groundwater Explained

News of drought and climate change impacts on Arizona’s water supplies has become more alarming with the release of each new study. To prepare for a drier future, Arizona will need an informed public. For help in understanding the state’s water management situation, a brief new reference work is now available from the University of

COVID-19

The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere – that’s a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccines to rural and hard-to-reach areas is critical for public health and ethical reasons. Hector Roqueta Rivero/Moment via Getty Images Timothy Ford, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Charles M. Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst To mitigate health inequities and promote social justice, coronavirus vaccines need to get to underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. There

Wildfires

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger

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