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Arizona Governor Applauds Draft Decision For Resolution Copper Project
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Arizona Governor Applauds Draft Decision For Resolution Copper Project

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Ducey today welcomed two federal documents that represent a critical step forward for the Resolution Copper Project, a mine that will ensure a reliable supply up to one billion pounds of copper annually. "Arizona has a long history of responsible mining, showing that we can have a robust mining sector while protecting our environment and cultural history," said Governor Ducey.  "My thanks to the USDA Forest Service for their partnership on a project that will benefit our mining industry, mining professionals, and entire state." On June 2, 2020, Governor Ducey sent a letter to USDA Undersecretary Jim Hubbard urging the USDA to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scheduling process set forth in 2015.  Today the USDA Forest Service is...
Arizona: 200,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
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Arizona: 200,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

State vaccination site in Glendale helps boost numbers, with another state site coming Feb. 1 PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Arizona has passed 200,000 as the state and counties collaborate to get more and more vaccine into the arms of prioritized individuals. “This is an exciting milestone for Arizona,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  “Any dose that remains in storage remains a challenge to be addressed, but as a state we are gaining momentum in protecting prioritized Arizonans from COVID-19.” As of Thursday, Arizona’s total was 217,716 doses administered to 186,779 Arizonans, including 21,612 who have received both doses.  With 602,625 vaccine doses ordered so far in Arizona, that mea...
Arizona Governor Ducey To Attend 2021 Presidential Inauguration
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Arizona Governor Ducey To Attend 2021 Presidential Inauguration

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The Governor’s Office today announced Governor Doug Ducey will travel to Washington next week to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “In America, we believe in the peaceful transition of power.  It doesn't matter who you supported in the election — once the election is over, we put country before party.  Never has it been more important than right now to observe these traditions for the whole world to see," said Governor Ducey.  “I was honored to represent Arizona at the inauguration of President Trump in 2017, and I am honored to represent our state at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies next week.  President-elect Biden is assuming office at a critical time in our nation’s history, and I wish him well.  I will n...
Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez
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Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez

Arizona Governor Ducey: Nomination of Clay Hernandez To Game And Fish Commission PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced the nomination of Clay Hernandez, a Tucson attorney and avid outdoorsman, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. “Clay’s dedication to wildlife conservation and to his community make him a great fit for the Game and Fish Commission,” said Governor Ducey.  “I look forward to his service on the commission and know that he will serve Arizona well." Clay is a longtime hunter and angler, and has dedicated nearly 30 years to wildlife conservation.  He is a member of Trout Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arizona Elk Society, the Arizona Antelope Foundation, and Project Healing Waters of Southern Arizona.  Clay has served as Presid...
Arizona: The Launch of 2nd Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium
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Arizona: The Launch of 2nd Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Strong Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Paves Way For Second State Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced the launch of a second state vaccination site following the success of Arizona’s first 24/7 state vaccination site in Glendale. “Arizona’s vaccine site at State Farm Stadium has been a game changer,” said Governor Ducey.  “This week has demonstrated Arizonans are ready for the COVID-19 vaccine.  We’re going to do our part to make sure they get it.  I’ve said that vaccines do no one any good sitting in a freezer, and I’m grateful to the team at the Arizona Department of Health Services and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs who have worked tirelessly to ramp up distribut...
Arizona AG Brnovich Obtains Judgment Against Santiago Montelon
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Arizona AG Brnovich Obtains Judgment Against Santiago Montelon

AG Brnovich Obtains Judgment Against Used Car Dealer in Odometer Rollback Case PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a judgment against Santiago Ramirez Montelon, owner of Pacific Auto Sales in Mesa, related to violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.  The judgment bars Montelon from engaging in the business of selling or financing used motor vehicles or owning a used car dealership. The State’s lawsuit alleged that Montelon altered odometers of approximately 23 vehicles from April 2014 to December 2017.  Montelon purportedly advertised the vehicles using false mileage figures on Craigslist and then sold those to unsuspecting Arizona buyers.  The State alleged that Montelon failed to honor the statutorily mandated implied warr...
Arizona: Art Harding Appointed As Deputy Director Of Legislative Affairs
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Arizona: Art Harding Appointed As Deputy Director Of Legislative Affairs

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)— The Governor’s Office today announced that Art Harding has joined the team as a Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs.  Art joins a talented team that includes Katie Ratlief and Darbi Jenkins.  In this role, he will work with the legislature to ensure state government focuses on policies that best serve Arizonans during the pandemic and beyond. “Art brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in public policy, community engagement and organizational efficiency,” said Governor Doug Ducey.  “I’m grateful for his commitment to continue serving the state of Arizona, and I look forward to his contributions to our team.” Before joining the Governor’s Office, Art worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Executive Secretary of the Office of the Exec...
Arizona Governor Announces $65 Million for Vaccine Rollout
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Arizona Governor Announces $65 Million for Vaccine Rollout

PHOENIX?, AZ (STL.News) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Friday announced Arizona is receiving $65,769,416 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine clinics and strengthen vaccine confidence and community engagement. “We want to get Arizonans vaccinated as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible,” said Governor Ducey.  “There’s no time to waste. COVID-19 is spreading, our medical professionals are working around the clock, and Arizonans who want the vaccine deserve to get it without delay.  The funding from the CDC will help amp up vaccine distribution, reach communities in need, and protect Arizonans from the virus.  My thanks to the CDC for the continued support, and to our medical professionals and frontline workers who continue to step up a...
Arizona: Opening 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium
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Arizona: Opening 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium

Operation Expands Availability With More Arizonans Prioritized For Vaccine PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Friday Arizona will open a 24/7 vaccination site Monday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale to dramatically expand the availability of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The opening of the site is made possible in part thanks to a generous $1 million grant from the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation and with support from the Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. “Our new vaccine site in Glendale will rapidly expand the number of Arizonans getting vaccinated,” Governor Doug Ducey said....
Arizona Governor Announces Innovative Partnership for Water Testing
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Arizona Governor Announces Innovative Partnership for Water Testing

Governor Ducey Announces Innovative Partnership To Expand Yuma Wastewater Testing PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced $500,000 to fund a wastewater testing pilot project to provide early detection of COVID-19 throughout Yuma County. “The wastewater testing pilot project in Yuma is a crucial step to expand an innovative technology that may help with early detection of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey.  “This initiative will help local public health officials make fact-based, community-driven decisions and best mitigate COVID-19 spread during the pandemic.” The project is a partnership with Yuma County Public Health Services District, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  It builds on the success of wastewater testing at Uni...
Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants
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Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants

Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey.  “Many restaurants have utilized outdoor dining to welcome more customers while maintaining safety, and we want to make sure our local restaurants have the opportunity to expand their outdoor seating.  I’m grateful to the restaurant owners and employees who have gone above and beyond to safely serve Arizonans.” In addition to more funding for res...
Arizona Prioritizes Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccination
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Arizona Prioritizes Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccination

Aligned with federal guidance, recommendation is designed to protect Arizona’s most vulnerable PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Arizonans 75 and older are now prioritized to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the second phase of distribution following an updated recommendation yesterday by a panel of state, local, and tribal experts, including members of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “One of Arizona’s top priorities since the start of the pandemic has been to protect our most vulnerable,” said Governor Doug Ducey.  “This updated prioritization will get older Arizonans vaccinated sooner, further protecting those most at-risk and relieving the strain on our hardworking health care professionals.  My thanks to the trained vaccinators across the state working to mitigate the sprea...
Ducey Announces $115 Million To Support Universities
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Ducey Announces $115 Million To Support Universities

Governor Ducey Announces $115 Million To Support Universities’ COVID-19 Response PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced $115 million for Arizona’s three public universities, an acknowledgement of the instrumental role they’ve played in the state’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Our universities continue to go the extra mile to fight the spread of COVID-19, protect our communities, and ensure students’ needs are met,” said Governor Ducey.  “The innovation and perseverance of our universities have resulted in testing with quick results, additional PPE for health care workers, enhanced contact tracing, tests to detect antibodies, and much more.  I’m grateful to the students, faculty, researchers and leadership at Arizona State University, the Universit...
Northrop Grumman to Produce Additional Target Vehicles for US Navy
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Northrop Grumman to Produce Additional Target Vehicles for US Navy

CHANDLER, AZ (STL.News) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a production contract for 19 GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles.  The $57 million award could be worth up to $250 million with options for an additional 84 target vehicles.  This brings the GQM-163A targets ordered to date to 200. “The Coyote is the only supersonic sea skimming target in production in the U.S.,” said Rich Straka, vice president, launch vehicles, Northrop Grumman.  “This is our fourteenth full-rate production contract of reliable and proven threat representative targets.” The Coyote is a high performance, supersonic target missile used to test naval ship defenses.  The company uses 3D printing extensively to build mockups, tooling, and preliminary design mod...
GoDaddy Acquires Poynt
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GoDaddy Acquires Poynt

GoDaddy's Commerce Platform Enables Small Businesses to Sell Everywhere by Connecting Online and Offline Shopping Experiences Acquisition expected to contribute more than $150 million of bookings in 2023 SCOTTSDALE, AZ (STL.News) GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Poynt.  Under the terms of the agreement, GoDaddy will pay $320 million in cash at closing and $45 million in deferred cash payments subject to certain performance and employment conditions over three years.  The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. "Commerce is critical to our customers and we cont...
Sacaton: Steven Malcolm Johns Sentenced for Multiple crimes
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Sacaton: Steven Malcolm Johns Sentenced for Multiple crimes

Sacaton Man, Steven Malcolm Johns Sentenced to 7 Years for Habitual Domestic Assault and Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution PHOENIX, AR (STL.News) Last week, Steven Malcolm Johns, 34, of Sacaton, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael T. Liburdi to 5 years in prison for Habitual Domestic Assault and 7 years in prison for Possessing Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.  The sentences will run concurrently, and be followed by four years of supervised release. On June 27, 2019, Johns assaulted the mother of his child after previously being convicted of multiple domestic violence offenses.  Johns was arrested on August 22, 2019, and found to be in possession of at least 30 grams of methamphetamine.  Johns is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Communit...
Arizona: Johnny Roman Garza sentenced for plot to intimidate journalists
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Arizona: Johnny Roman Garza sentenced for plot to intimidate journalists

First of four members of ‘Atomwaffen’ Neo-Nazi group, Johnny Roman Garza sentenced to 16 months in prison for plot to intimidate journalists and advocates Two men who organized the plot scheduled for trial in March 2021 Seattle (STL.News) A 21-year-old Arizona man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 16 months in prison for his role in a plot to deliver threatening posters to journalists and advocates, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. JOHNNY ROMAN GARZA pleaded guilty September 8, 2020, to conspiracy to mail threatening communications, to commit stalking, and to interfere with federally protected activities.  GARZA is one of four men indicted in February 2020 for their plot to deliver threatening posters to journalists and advocates for minority groups. At t...
Arizona: Carlton Craig Sandoval sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm
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Arizona: Carlton Craig Sandoval sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm

Arizona man, Carlton Craig Sandoval sentenced to one year in prison for illegally possessing a firearm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (STL.News) Carlton Craig Sandoval, 39, of Window Rock, Arizona, and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison on Dec. 2 after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in Indian Country. On Jan. 1, police encountered Sandoval after responding to a 911 call from Navajo, New Mexico, reporting a fight outside a group of homes.  Officers found Sandoval at the scene sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, where he refused to comply with officers’ inquiries and requests.  An officer observed an open beer can and a rifle on the front passenger seat.  The officers arrested Sandoval, who was prohibited fro...