July 16, 2020

National

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said Wednesday that the policy will go into effect on Monday to allow time

Education

Hoffman ‘not optimistic’ schools will be ready for Aug. 17 in-person reopening

Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said Wednesday that the already delayed Aug. 17 start of in-person classes may have to be pushed back again in light of continuing concerns about COVID-19 safety. Hoffman, during a conference call to criticize a White House push for reopening schools, said she and Gov. Doug Ducey are re-evaluating that

Social Media

Baseless Wayfair child-trafficking theory spreads online

The baseless conspiracy theory took off after an anonymous user posed a bizarre question in an internet chatroom: What if retail giant Wayfair is using pricey storage cabinets to traffic children? Self-proclaimed internet sleuths quickly responded by matching up the names of Wayfair products to those of missing children, producing social media posts that have

Legal Beat

Prescott Police warn of potential phone scam

  Recently, Prescott Police officers investigated a report of a fraud involving prepaid I-tunes and Walmart gift cards.  On July 9th, 2020, a local victim of the fraud reported that he and his wife had been contacted by a male caller who claimed to be an Apple Technical Support employee.  The male caller informed the

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