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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 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....
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...
Arizona Governor Ducey: Ensuring Safe & Secure Voting
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Arizona Governor Ducey: Ensuring Safe & Secure Voting

Today Is The Last Day To Register To Vote PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)? The November 3rd General Election is just over four weeks away.  Arizonans' last day to register to vote for the election is TODAY.  Arizonans can register to vote at ServiceArizona.com Voting is a fundamental right and duty in our democracy — and Arizona has acted proactively to ensure Arizonans can cast their vote safely this election. Governor Ducey, in partnership with the Secretary of State’s Office, announced on July 2 an investment of $9 million in CARES Act funding to support safe and secure voting in Arizona. Approximately $5 million is going directly to county recorders and election departments for COVID-19 response efforts, including hiring temporary staff and poll workers, increasing the number of secure ballo...
Arizona Governor Ducey Celebrates Manufacturing Month
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Arizona Governor Ducey Celebrates Manufacturing Month

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey declared October 2020 Arizona Manufacturing Month to highlight manufacturers throughout the state and recognize the industry’s impact on Arizona’s economic growth. Data shows there are nearly 177,600 manufacturing jobs in Arizona.  In Fiscal Year 2018, manufacturing across the state produced a total gross state product of $47.3 billion and total exports reached $24.5 billion. “Manufacturers across Arizona contribute to our economy and employ hundreds of thousands of Arizonans,” said Governor Ducey.  "At the same time, they are building the products we use, powering our technology, and putting food on our tables.  We have nearly 177,600 manufacturing jobs in Arizona, and growing with exciting new opportunities like TSMC and Mark Anthony Brewing. ...
Phoenix, Ariz; Convicted Sex Offender Christopher Jones Sentenced to 105 Months for Carjacking
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Phoenix, Ariz; Convicted Sex Offender Christopher Jones Sentenced to 105 Months for Carjacking

(STL.News) – On Friday, Christopher Daniel Jones, 26, of Camp Verde, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Michael T. Liburdi to 105 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Jones previously pleaded guilty to Carjacking on February 26, 2020. On July 27, 2019, Jones, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community and a convicted sex offender, snuck into the victim’s parked van at a gas station located on the Yavapai-Apache Nation.  When the victim returned to the van, Jones was hiding in the back. Wielding a knife, Jones moved toward the front of the van and forced the victim to drive, holding the knife to the victim’s body.  The victim jumped out of the van, and Jones drove it away, resulting in a law enforcement pursuit that ended ...
Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix
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Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, today announced that it has signed a six megawatt data center pre-lease with a U.S.based Fortune 100 customer in Phoenix, Arizona, at its new AZP-2 data center.  The lease is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2021. The data center solution met all of the customers’ requirements, including scalable capacity, network proximity to other deployments, and a design that provided flexibility and reliability. AZP-2 is a hyperscale-ready data center powered by 100% renewable energy.  The three-story purpose-built facility will span more than 530,000 gross square feet, and deliver 48 megawatts of total IT capacity at full build out, with campus connectivity to the existi...
Arizona Governor Ducey: Adds Nearly 80,000 Jobs In August, Unemployment Drops To 5.9%
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Arizona Governor Ducey: Adds Nearly 80,000 Jobs In August, Unemployment Drops To 5.9%

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)? — Arizona’s economy posted strong gains in August, adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the month.  The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, down from 10.7% in July and lower than the U.S. overall rate of 8.4%. During August, the private sector in Arizona recorded a gain of 30,400 jobs, which is 12,200 more jobs than the ten year average for the month.  Gains were posted across ten private sectors, with ‘education and health services’ and ‘trade, transportation and utilities’ at the top. “This pandemic has been incredibly hard for many people, but these numbers show Arizona is moving in the right direction,” said Governor Ducey.  “We still have a ways to go. We know many people are still out of work due to the pandemic.  I’m grateful to all the entrepreneurs and b...
Arizona Governor Ducey Statement On Withdrawal Of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation
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Arizona Governor Ducey Statement On Withdrawal Of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey  today issued the following statement on the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to withdraw the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR). “We are very grateful to President Trump and the Administration for withdrawing MFAR,” said Governor Ducey.  “The withdrawal of this proposed rule will protect our health care system, especially our rural providers.  We are strong supporters of fiscal accountability and proud that AHCCCS is the gold standard for both care and cost control.  This will continue to be a priority for us in the state of Arizona.  We thank the Administration for listening to doctors, nurses, hospitals, and nursing homes and continuing to work with states to support our health care system,...
Arizona Governor Ducey Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
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Arizona Governor Ducey Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News)  Governor Doug Ducey declared September 15 through October 15, 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona to celebrate Hispanic culture throughout Arizona and recognize the many ways Arizonans of Hispanic descent enrich our state. “This Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the countless ways the Hispanic community has enriched the culture of our state,” said Governor Ducey.  “Today, Arizona is home to more than 2.2 million people of Hispanic descent and growing.  They serve in elected office, teach in our classrooms, start businesses, pioneer scientific breakthroughs, answer the call of duty, lead faith congregations and so much more.  Arizona would not be the vibrant and dynamic state, full of opportunity, that it is today without our Hispanic community, and we are p...
Arizona Sends Help To States Battling Wildfires
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Arizona Sends Help To States Battling Wildfires

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) As wildfires endanger lives and property in places like California, Oregon and Washington, Arizona is stepping up to send help.  State agencies including the Arizona National Guard and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with local and federal response teams based in Arizona, are sending assets and manpower to aid in fire suppression efforts. Here are some ways Arizona has responded: Arizona National Guard The Arizona National Guard last week mobilized approximately 30 citizen-soldiers to California from the 98th Aviation Troop Command in response to a request for wildfire fighting assistance.  The Guard’s initial support will span approximately two weeks and includes three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters equipped with wildfire suppression ca...
Arizona Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Remembrance Of 9/11 Victims
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Arizona Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Remembrance Of 9/11 Victims

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, September 11th, from sunrise to sunset in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Governor released the following statement: “Nineteen years ago, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. “The events of September 11 left our nation shocked and devastated — but never broken. “As American hearts gripped the full scope of the devastation, alarm turned to action; distress to determination.  Determination to lift up our country and secure justice on behalf of the victims. “On this solemn anniversary and every day, Arizona is grateful to all the men and women who put themselves ...
Arizona Governor Ducey Issues Enhanced Surveillance Advisory To Track The Impact Of COVID-19 & Influenza On Health Care Capacity
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Arizona Governor Ducey Issues Enhanced Surveillance Advisory To Track The Impact Of COVID-19 & Influenza On Health Care Capacity

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) As Arizona prepares for influenza season amid COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order extending the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory for COVID-19 and adding new influenza reporting requirements for health care facilities. Arizona’s Enhanced Surveillance Advisory, established by Executive Order 2020-13 in March, required hospitals, testing laboratories and other health care facilities to report detailed information about COVID-19 cases, health care capacity and more.  Today’s order extends the COVID-19 reporting requirements and further strengthens the ability of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to respond to COVID-19 during influenza season this year. “COVID-19 and influenza season pose a dual threat to Arizona this year,” said...
Arizona Governor Ducey Appoints Julie Mata, Max-Henri Covil, Monica Edelstein & Rusty Crandell To The Maricopa County Superior Court
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Arizona Governor Ducey Appoints Julie Mata, Max-Henri Covil, Monica Edelstein & Rusty Crandell To The Maricopa County Superior Court

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey  today announced the appointments of Julie Mata, Max-Henri Covil, Monica Edelstein, and Rusty Crandell to the Maricopa County Superior Court.  These appointments are to fill vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Cynthia J. Bailey to Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals and the retirement of Judges Lisa Daniel Flores, Warren J. Granville and Andrew G. Klein. Julie Mata has been a Commissioner with the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2013, where she has served in the Criminal and Probate Divisions.  As Commissioner, Julie gained broad experience conducting judicial hearings throughout all stages of the criminal process.  Prior to serving as Commissioner, Julie worked as an Administrative Law Judge for ADOT from 2011 to ...
Arizona Governor’s Office Opens Arizona Game And Fish Commission Application
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Arizona Governor’s Office Opens Arizona Game And Fish Commission Application

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission through Thursday, September 17.  The Commission welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable and passionate about Arizona wildlife and its long-term conservation. Residents of Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma Counties are eligible to apply. The commission is structured to ensure representation from a variety of counties, and therefore residents of Gila, Maricopa, Yavapai, or Santa Cruz counties are ineligible for this vacancy. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline will not be considered. If you are interes...
Arizona Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Delaying Expiration Of Driver Licenses
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Arizona Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Delaying Expiration Of Driver Licenses

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) As Arizona continues to take proactive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ducey Tuesday issued an Executive Order deferring requirements to renew standard driver licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 by one year from their original expiration date.  This action will minimize in-person visits to Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Offices and help contain the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona continues to focus on proactive steps to protect the health of our communities and keep our state moving in the right direction,” said Governor Ducey.  "Today’s commonsense Executive Order extends the deadline for drivers to renew their licenses by one year, helping reduce the number of in-person MVD visits during the up...
Freeport-McMoRan News: Richard C. Adkerson Elected Chair International Council On Mining And Metals
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Freeport-McMoRan News: Richard C. Adkerson Elected Chair International Council On Mining And Metals

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is pleased to announce that Richard C. Adkerson, Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected Chair of International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). As a founding member of the ICMM, FCX has played an active role in many key initiatives of ICMM through the years. Richard became a member of Council in 2005 and served as Chair from 2008-2011.  He also led FCX’s active participation in the recent development of the new Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. “This is an especially important time as the industry responds to the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis and the growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance by stakeholders in the global metals and ...