Mountainside Fitness reopens Thursday after getting denied by Arizona to do so

Mountainside Fitness reopened at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.

PHOENIX — The back-and-forth between Mountainside Fitness and the state of Arizona continues. 

The gym chain announced Tuesday that it would reopen at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.

Mountainside Fitness is far from the only gym or business that was denied a chance — so far — at reopening its doors. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 202 businesses were not given the stamp of approval. 

In a statement, Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten said the department’s “standards of approval were subjective, and essentially unknown to the fitness applicants, which is why you will not see them on the website.”

The department does provide an Aug. 10 document full of the “additional steps (that must) be taken by

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How an open CAD/CAM system and the digital workflow benefits this Calif. dentist

“For a single crown or two crowns, which is really the bread and butter for, I would say, most general dentists, I think you have to have CAD/CAM in the office and the digital workflow really helps to make that happen,” Dr. Petrush told me in a recent chat.

Chris Petrush, DDS

Chris Petrush, DDS.

Dr. Petrush’s view of the digital workflow changed completely about a year ago when he switched his practice to the glidewell.io in-office solution. He believes that incorporating it, along with the iTero intraoral scanner from Invisalign, has made the digital workflow much better for his practice, as well as for his wife, Monike Elek, DDS, who also practices with him.

“I talked to the Align rep at an event in Las Vegas, and I said, ‘Well, what milling system works with the iTero?’ He told me any open-source system would work, then said, ‘Well, for example, the glidewell.io

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Tennessee seeks federal supplement to more than double state jobless benefits

This story was updated at 5:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, with more information.

Jobless benefits may be going down this month, but Tennessee is seeking to maximize what it pays unemployed persons by tapping into a new federal relief fund to make up for half of the drop in federal supplemental benefits.

But it’s unclear when or how long those benefits could be coming for jobless Tennesseans.

The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is applying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive grant funding to pay up to $300 a week in additional federal supplemental weekly unemployment benefits on top of the state maximum benefit payment of $275 a week.

The new Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA) is only half of the previous $600 weekly supplement the federal government provided jobless claimants until the end of July and Tennessee is not providing the extra

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