Arizona Wildfire Season Is Upon Us

by on June 5, 2020 0

Less than three weeks before the start of summer, Arizona wildfire season is already  in high gear. A 980-acre human-caused Ocotillo Fire in Cave Creek destroyed eight homes last Saturday and forced hundreds of evacuations before it was fully contained Tuesday. It was the second fire in Cave Creek in the past two weeks....

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Are Fewer People Wearing Masks?

by on June 4, 2020 0

Direct information from the CDC continues to recommend wearing face coverings in public places, when social distancing is not an option. However some in Pima County say they’ve notice that trend is on the decline. Even though the Pima County board of supervisors passed 17 requirements for restaurants several weeks ago, patrons have noticed...

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NAU Pathogen Scientist Collaborating On Vaccine That Could Prevent, Treat COVID-19

by on June 4, 2020 0

Todd French, assistant professor of biology and leader of Northern Arizona University’s new COVID-19 Testing Service Center (CTSC), is working with scientists at Vault Pharma, an emerging biotechnology company, to test candidate vaccines against the novel coronavirus. Through a multi-institutional public-private partnership linking the company with UCLA, NAU and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, French...

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American Postal Workers Union Warns Of USPS Shut Down

by on June 2, 2020 0

The United States Postal Service (USPS) and their unions continue to raise an alarm about their dire financial situation. According to the USPS officials, they are losing around $2 billion per month amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent release said the financial situation is “threatening their ability to operate.” While package deliveries are up,...

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ASU Develops State’s First Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test

by on June 1, 2020 0

In an effort to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing easier and more readily available to Arizonans, researchers at Arizona State University have developed the state’s first saliva-based test. Simplicity of new test kits make supply chain easier to maintain, but could also help bring the cost of testing down. “This new saliva-based test will be...

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Supreme Court Will Soon Determine Fate Of Dreamers

by on May 28, 2020 0

Nearly 650,000 undocumented “Dreamers” are awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court that will determine whether they will be allowed to continue to receive temporary protection from deportation and work permits under an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that President Donald Trump wants to end. The Supreme Court’s decision on DACA...

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Deceptive and Unfair Location Tracking

by on May 28, 2020 0

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court today against Google LLC for deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data, which Google then exploits for its lucrative advertising business. Arizona has brought forward this action under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act to put a stop to Google’s deceptive collection of user...

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IRS Launches Stimulus Check Hotline

by on May 26, 2020 0

The IRS said this week it has launched a stimulus check hotline as millions of Americans have still yet to receive their $1,200 payment. The hotline’s number is 1-800-919-9835. Those who call the hotline will be given an automated message about the stimulus checks. The IRS said on Monday that up to 3,500 representatives...

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