The Arizona Department of Economic Security said Monday it has sent out $257.8 million in unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless residents in the past two weeks.
Conservatives angry about the catastrophic economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on businesses and citizens drove around the state Capitol Sunday in protest, hoping to persuade Gov. Doug Ducey to lift his stay-at-home order and “re-open” Arizona.
Conservatives angry about the economic damage caused by Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order closing nonessential businesses and ordering Arizonans to stay home are planning an April 20 rally across the street from the Capitol to call on the governor to “re-open” Arizona.
Winslow city officials are trying to determine whether a small business owner they accused of violating Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing nonessential businesses can keep his Native American jewelry store open now that he also sells candy bars, dog food and hay.
As congressional leaders wrangle over a new infusion of cash, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program was expected to run out of money Wednesday
As the death count mounts nationwide in the wake of the rapid spread of COVID-19, I keep thinking about all of the people who are falling through the cracks.
About 2.8 million Arizonans – nearly two in every five – live in an area that the federal government says has a health care shortage. For many of those people, particularly in rural Arizona, that lack of care could complicate treatment in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arizonans out of work because of COVID-19 began receiving the $600 weekly unemployment aid from the federal government on Monday morning.
As voices on the right grow louder in demanding that the economic lockdown come to an end, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday expressed an eagerness to reopen Arizona’s economy, but said he won’t do so until it’s safe.
Rodrigo Martínez was certain he had a fever. Gasping for air, he said, felt like breathing pepper. It burned.