Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Route Fifty: Arizona’s Statehouse Lifted Covid Precautions. Two Lawmakers Worry About What It Means for Their Family.

Route Fifty: Arizona’s Statehouse Lifted Covid Precautions. Two Lawmakers Worry About What It Means for Their Family.. “Arizona lawmakers now must participate in committee work in person. They can cast floor chamber votes remotely from their offices at the Capitol, but only with a doctor’s note. The public is no longer permitted to give remote testimony. The actions follow similar moves in statehouses and other workplaces around the country, as governors lift mask mandates and other mitigation measures related to the pandemic.”

ABC 15 Arizona: Embry Health to request help from Governor Doug Ducey amid record-breaking COVID-19 test surge

ABC 15 Arizona: Embry Health to request help from Governor Doug Ducey amid record-breaking COVID-19 test surge. “Embry Health CEO Raymond Embry said he plans to send a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey requesting that he mobilize the National Guard to help support Embry and other COVID-19 testing companies across Arizona. Embry said his company is seeing a record-breaking surge in testing. He anticipates they will hit 30,000 patients to be tested across the state Monday. Just two weeks ago, Embry Health’s previous testing record was 18,000 patients in one day.”

Report: Arizona only state where COVID-19 the leading cause of death during pandemic (Tucson)

Tucson: Report: Arizona only state where COVID-19 the leading cause of death during pandemic . “Arizona is the only state nationwide in which COVID-19 has been the leading cause of death during the pandemic, according to a new report Wednesday from the Arizona Public Health Association. Nationally, COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death, with cancer and heart disease in the first two spots.”

Navajo-Hopi Observer: Native voices share cultural ties to Little Colorado River

Navajo-Hopi Observer: Native voices share cultural ties to Little Colorado River. “A group of Native voices is kicking off Native American Heritage month with a new multimedia story collection that celebrates the Little Colorado River’s life-giving waters. ‘Lifeways of the Little Colorado River’ features personal narratives, videos, and audio stories from Indigenous sheepherders, scholars, farmers, musicians, activists, artists, and more.”

Arizona Secretary of State: Float along the early days of Lake Powell on the Arizona Memory Project

Arizona Secretary of State: Float along the early days of Lake Powell on the Arizona Memory Project. “A new partnership between the State of Arizona Research Library and the Glen Canyon Conservancy- John Wesley Powell Museum has resulted in the Stan Jones’ Glen Canyon Log Books collection. From 1966 to 1986, as Lake Powell filled behind the newly completed Glen Canyon Dam, Stan Jones explored the changing shorelines in his motorboat, writing down his notes and observations as the waters rose. Though the collection only contains two journals, their handwritten findings fill nearly 400 pages of material that Jones would later use in his books about Lake Powell.”

Arizona Secretary of State: Two new Arizona Memory Project collections will help speed up legal history research

Arizona Secretary of State: Two new Arizona Memory Project collections will help speed up legal history research. “Legal history research is a little easier now that two law collections have been digitized and added to the Arizona Memory Project. The Arizona Administrative Code and the Legislative Bill Files, 1991-1996 collections make researching the legislative process, amended laws, and administrative codes a lot faster with online access from anywhere.”

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions. “The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has a new online map that can help residents find providers for treating addictions to opioids. Users can enter their zip code into the AHCCCS website and find a list of nearby recovery centers that offer in-patient treatment programs or doses of Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication.”

State of Arizona: Get to know the history and families of Northern Arizona on the Arizona Memory Project

State of Arizona: Get to know the history and families of Northern Arizona on the Arizona Memory Project. “A treasure trove for genealogists, the Taylor, Arizona Family Historical Photos and Early Life in Taylor, Arizona collections are two of many upcoming collections from the Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation. Nearly 1,000 photographs and scrapbook pages make up these collections, highlighting members of the small Northern Arizona communities of Taylor, Shumway, and Snowflake. Images of local buildings, notable leaders, and families provide a look into the history and development of these small towns from 1878 through 1978.”

Arizona Republic: Gov. Doug Ducey must stop handcuffing schools that want to protect kids from COVID-19

Arizona Republic: Gov. Doug Ducey must stop handcuffing schools that want to protect kids from COVID-19. “Many experts agree that schools need a combination of measures to keep transmission under control. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others recommend schools focus on measures such as improved ventilation, physical distancing and staying home when sick. But masking also is a key part of the strategy. In fact, the CDC released a study on Friday that found schools in Maricopa and Pima counties that began the school year with a mask requirement were 3.5 times less likely to experience a COVID-19 outbreak than those without one. Yet many public schools are sorely missing this key mitigation component, thanks to the threats of legal action and diminished funding from Gov. Doug Ducey.”

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk. “State auditors say public safety may be put at risk by reporting gaps and a backlog in the database that Arizona uses for conducting background checks of people seeking certain jobs or occupational licenses and for helping prosecutors and judges decide whether defendants should get plea bargains or lenient sentences.”