COVID-19

Thousands of evictions loom as moratorium set to expire this month

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.

Arizonans can do without Ducey’s political snow job on COVID-19

Arizona doesn’t normally get snow in July, but Gov. Doug Ducey was shoveling it out at his most recent COVID-19 press conference.

Case dismissed against Winslow store owner

The owner of a Native American jewelry store in Winslow who was cited for allegedly violating Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order shuttering nonessential businesses during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis won his...

Stronger clean energy standards will mean a stronger Arizona economy

Updating and improving the state’s energy policy for the utilities the ACC regulates could address two looming issues: COVID-19 job losses and the pollution that leads to climate change in Arizona.

Phoenix mayor: Abrazo hospitals have ‘run out of morgue beds’

Maricopa County has requested refrigerated trucks because a hospital system ran out of morgue space for people who died from COVID-19 complications, according to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. 

Ducey limits restaurant dining, but resists tougher COVID-19 measures

Amid what continues to be one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he’s limiting in-person dining at restaurants in Arizona but not shutting it down entirely, resisting calls for stricter measures despite his own acknowledgement that increased economic activity correlates with the spread of the virus.

Which Arizona businesses got paycheck protection loans?

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.

Biodesign Institute head: COVID-19 cases are plateauing, but way too high

Arizona may have hit a plateau in its daily number of new COVID-19 cases, but not necessarily in a good way, according to the head of Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, which is closing tracking data on the state’s coronavirus crisis. 

COVID-19 outbreaks in AZ child detention centers worry advocates

As COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue to reach record levels in Arizona, some advocates worry that children in detention and rehabilitation centers are at risk and in the blind spot of public health agencies that are grappling with a furious spread of the illness in the broader community.

Is a parking lot a homeless shelter? Yes, according to City of Phoenix

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines recommend social distancing, hand washing and remaining at home whenever possible. But for most people experiencing homelessness, such recommendations are impossible to follow. 
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