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Irish Solidarity for Indigenous COVID-19 Relief Continues as U2 Drummer Donates $100,000

Larry Mullen, Jr., Irish musician and co-founder of the rock group U2, has joined the wave of solidarity from Ireland for Indigenous Peoples disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by donating $100,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund (Relief Fund). In early May donations to the Relief Fund’s GoFundMe campaign spiked with contributions from […]

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Today: Arizona Testing Blitz

Arizonans can access COVID-19 testing as part of the Arizona Testing Blitz tomorrow, May 30, at nearly 50 sites across the state. Both drive-through and onsite testing will be available. Arizonans can find the nearest testing location and hours of operation as well as pre-register by visiting azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz. Testing is available to anyone who thinks […]

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CCC CARES Act grants Available for Fall

Did you know that you might qualify for money to go to college this fall? But you will have to apply quickly for federal financial aid. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government has approved funds through the CARES Act to help U.S. citizens attend college. Coconino Community College has received a share […]

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CDC: COVID-19 Does Not Spread Easily By Contaminated Surfaces

For those of you still wiping down groceries and packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from “touching surfaces or objects” — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take […]

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LOWELL OBSERVATORY RESUMES SCIENCE OPERATIONS, CAPTURES CONTINUED BREAKUP OF COMET ATLAS

On the night of May 18, Lowell Observatory resumed science operations with the Lowell Discovery Telescope. This capped a week of testing new, COVID-19-deterring procedures. Observatory staff took advantage of the apparition of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) to test these procedures and capture images of this fragmenting comet.   Lowell Observatory closed the 4.3-meter Lowell […]

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Sinema Urges Treasury and Federal Reserve to Adjust Main Street Loan Programs

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to quickly make adjustments to the Main Street New Loan Facility and Main Street Expanded Loan Facility so Arizona small and mid-size businesses can get needed economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic. “Arizona businesses need economic relief now. […]

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McSally Introduces Bill to Expand Forgivable Expenses Under the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation today to support the safety of consumers and employees during the reopening of the American economy. Her bill would aid small businesses with necessary safety improvements and short-term purchases of personal protection equipment (PPE). The Main Street Enhancement and Safety Act would extend loan forgiveness under the Paycheck […]

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