Arizona

What to do if you’ve been evicted or are facing eviction during COVID-19

BY: - July 20, 2020

Legal advocates have discovered that hundreds of tenants in Pima County may have been illegally evicted despite CARES Act restrictions. The courts have taken steps to stop this from happening to more people, but how can you tell if this happened to you, and what can you do if it has? 

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Arizona delegation looks for changes to Native aid in next relief package

BY: - July 17, 2020

Arizona’s Native American tribes are among the worst-hit jurisdictions in the world by COVID-19. 

Thousands of evictions loom as moratorium set to expire this month

BY: - July 14, 2020

Legal advocates are preparing for what could be a tsunami of evictions in the next few weeks when a temporary state ban on most evictions expires. But there is evidence that hundreds of evictions have been filed in violation of a federal ban in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Which Arizona businesses got paycheck protection loans?

BY: - July 9, 2020

More than 81,000 emergency loans worth as much as $13 billion were made to Arizona small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at saving a reported 680,000 jobs, according to data released July 7 by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Arizona schools have leaked 2.8 million records since 2005

BY: - July 1, 2020

A report analyzing data from the past 15 years found that schools in Arizona have leaked more than 2.83 million records containing personal information of students in the past 15 years. 

Arizona jobless rate drops sharply, but still at twice pre-COVID levels

BY: - June 26, 2020

Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Arizona’s first Capitol monument was to Confederate troops. Why?

BY: - June 22, 2020

The Arizona Department of Administration is looking into what kind of process may be needed to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers at the state Capitol, but state law leaves the decision up to the agency’s director, and, by inference, his boss, Gov. Doug Ducey.

The ‘historical silence’ of the Black workers who made Phoenix prosperous

BY: - June 19, 2020

Big Pete Pearson, Arizona’s King of Blues, writhed in pain every night before collapsing into an unsettled slumber. Markings from cotton burrs pierced his dark, rugged skin and burns from the blistering sun seemed to be tattooed on his hands.

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DACA ruling a victory, but push for permanent status continues

BY: - June 18, 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending a program that shields thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation offered relief to Arizona recipients and advocates, but no permanent answers. 

Which Arizona cities are requiring masks in public places?

BY: - June 18, 2020

Cities and counties across Arizona are moving quickly to act on their newfound powers after Gov. Doug Ducey announced he would allow local governments to mandate that people wear face masks in public to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Ducey won’t mandate masks, but gives eager mayors ability to do so

BY: - June 17, 2020

After weeks of rising COVID-19 case numbers, increased hospitalizations, intense scrutiny and national media coverage of the growing outbreak in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey struck a new tone, allowing local governments to impose mask mandates and vowing to enforce social distancing guidelines against recalcitrant businesses.

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ASU COVID-19 team says cases will double to 80K in a month

BY: - June 17, 2020

Based on current trends, researchers at Arizona State University expect Arizona’s total number of COVID-19 cases to double by mid-July, if not sooner.