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Gaming

Arizona Department of Gaming Reports $33.8 Million Tribal Gaming Contributions to the State for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced on Wednesday $33,792,312 in Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s fourth quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This amount represents a 32 percent increase when compared to same quarter of FY2020. “It is exciting to see this significant increase in Tribal contributions when

Cybercrime

Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response

Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains. The escalating havoc caused by ransomware gangs raises an obvious question: Why has the United States, believed to have the world’s greatest cyber capabilities, looked

Education

Sparklight Business® Bridges Digital Divide in Crown King, Arizona, Delivering High-Speed Internet to Crown King School

 Sparklight Business recently completed construction on a fiber-optic network that will provide fast and reliable high-speed internet service to students and teachers at Crown King School in Crown King, Arizona. This network is part of a larger project with the Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA) to build a fiber-optic Wide Area Network (WAN) with Dedicated

Legal Beat

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Protect Arizonans From Frivolous Lawsuits

Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to ensure Arizonans acting in good faith during the COVID-19 pandemic are protected against frivolous civil claims. Health care professionals, businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments, religious institutions, and property owners are among the entities to which the legislation applies. “Arizona’s health care professionals and others on the front lines have

COVID-19

School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday’s announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it issued the new guidance after studies showed that COVID-19 “spread remains low in

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