July 27, 2020

State

McSally Introduces Bill to Invest in Western Water Technology and Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) this week introduced legislation to improve water supplies and management across the West through partnerships with the federal government, local water managers, and Western research universities. The Water-Energy Technology Demonstration and Deployment Act would leverage water-energy advancements made at the Department of Energy (DOE) by putting the latest technology in

Local

Monsoonal Moisture Continues to Diminish Pine Fire Activity

Location: Pine Mountain Wilderness – Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35) Start Date: 07-12-20 Size: 2170 Acres Percent Contained: 90% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Ponderosa Pine Summary: The Pine Fire again received significant precipitation Friday afternoon and evening aiding in the minimization of fire activity. Air Attack observed the fire prior to afternoon

Opinion

Opinion: Communications, From Kovacs to COVID

Somewhere early in 2020, human communication changed radically — probably forever. Those who understand this and successfully adapt will flourish in the post-COVID-19 world. Those who don’t will shout into a din of electronic conversation— unheard, unnoticed and perhaps unemployed. Meanwhile, we’re suffering through interminable Zoom lectures and deadly dull online classes given by teachers

National

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse, smash windows

A protest in Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when a small group of demonstrators wearing helmets and goggles and carrying large signs that doubled as shields set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said. About 700 demonstrators participated in what

State

Arizona Opposition to Marijuana Legalization Goes Up in Smoke

More than 6 in 10 Arizona voters favor marijuana legalization, which will be on the ballot for the second time in four years. According to the most recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP) – a monthly tracking poll of 600 likely Arizona General Election Voters — the measure earns broad support along a cross-section of

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