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Preparedness

5 strategies to prepare now for the next pandemic

Stacked disasters – like a winter storm that damages a water system during a pandemic – can provide lessons for the next time around. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Tiffany A. Radcliff, Texas A&M University and Angela Clendenin, Texas A&M University While the world is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and emergency management

Opinion

Opinion: Big Tech Should Be Left Alone While It Is Still Creating

When it comes to invention, we ain’t seen nothing yet. The chances are good, and getting better, that in the coming year and the years after it, our world will essentially reinvent itself. That revolution already is underway but, as with most progress, there are political challenges. Congress needs restraint in dealing with the technological

Opinion

Opinion – 2020 Was Difficult; It Was Not the Worst Year Ever

Humans don’t rule the world, it turns out. COVID-19 is too small to see, as President Trump pointed out. It has still killed more than 300,000 Americans in less than a year. It also ended the longest economic boom in American history and threw millions of people out of work. Millions of people who kept

National

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. Ana

Education

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Plan To Train And Certify 5,000 Arizona Students For Cloud Careers By June 2022

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) with the support of Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced a statewide commitment to increase access to cloud computing education in schools across Arizona. This initiative aims to train and certify 5,000 students for entry-level cloud computing careers by June 2022, with continued long-term investments in technical skills training for

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Tech Gadgets for Your Gardens

Time seems to slow in the garden. Without the continual noise from notifications sounding from my cell phone, it’s easy to lose track of time altogether. Admittedly I am addicted to technology, even in the gardens. If you define yourself as tech-savvy or an early adopter, then some of these garden gadgets can really help

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