Most Urgent Issue in Arizona: Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

As parents, students, and educators, with all their unique circumstances, contemplate returning to school, COVID-19 presents major challenges for K-12 education. Other countries that have reopened schools successfully have much lower rates of community transmission than found in the United States, along with robust testing and contracting tracing programs. Even so, some of these schools […]

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Will COVID-19 Hospital Data Disappear?

It Already Has. How the Trump Administration Is Denying Access to Critical COVID-19 Information. On July 10, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered hospitals, hospital laboratories, and acute care facilities as of July 15 to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (the primary […]

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Zoom Town Hall on COVID-19 Impacts on Education in AZ

On Tuesday, July 21 Congressman Tom O’Halleran is hosting a Zoom town hall meeting to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education in Arizona that you may be interested in. You can join in from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM to share your thoughts and concerns directly, and discuss new updates in our state. Joe Thomas, […]

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Failure of Leadership

1. TRUMP IS IGNORING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AS HIS ACTIONS THREATEN TO MAKE THE OUTBREAK WORSE.  Americans isolated themselves for months to give Trump and his administration time to come up with a plan and prepare the country to defeat the pandemic, but Trump has failed to deliver and largely given up on fighting coronavirus. Yesterday […]

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Poll Shows Trump’s Deception Not Working

Americans see Trump as a failure who cares more about his image than the country. 52% describe Trump’s response to this crisis as a failure and 57% say Trump handled this crisis worse than other presidents would have, something even 22% of Republicans agree with. Americans believe Trump is trying to distract from his failed […]

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Action in the Legislature Last Week and What’s Coming

The Arizona Legislature suspended the Fifty Fourth Legislature – Second Regular Session on March 23 as a result of the general shutdown caused by the Covid-19 virus.  The Senate returned on May 8 only to vote to end their 2020 session altogether for the year.  The House decided to remain in session.  It now appears […]

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day (previously known as but now seldom called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died in military service from the Civil War […]

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COVID-19 Has A Liberal Bias

Paul Krugman has been an Opinion columnist since 2000 and is also a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He won the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade and economic geography.  His latest column in the NYTimes is reprinted here. On Tuesday, the […]

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Mayor Evans’ Response to Governor’s Latest Executive Order

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans issued these remarks at the May 12 City Council Meeting in response to Governor Ducey’s May 12 Executive Order: Governor Ducey’s existing Executive Order preempts Arizona mayors from further taking any actions related to COVID-19, the new order goes even further and expressly prohibits local government from enacting any restrictions or […]

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Take Action: Call Gov. Ducey

Time to call and write the Governor: 602.542.4331 Email Remind him that he said he would follow the science and that you agree! We need at least a 14 day downward trend of cases and deaths before lifting the stay-at-home order. When the order is lifted, reopening should be in stages with organizations and businesses […]

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