COVID-19

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

WASHINGTON – Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study -- and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected...

AZ businesses that got $1B in pandemic aid have paid $1.7B in penalties since 2010

Arizona businesses that have received more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid money have faced more than $1.7 billion in penalties for various workplace violations and other issues over the past decade, a new report found.

Arizona’s unemployment benefits are pitiful. Will voters demand a change?

As an Arizonan, I’ve become accustomed to my state placing near the very bottom on important measures of a state’s long-term health and stability, such as education and childhood poverty levels. So it’s no surprise that our state is nearly dead last in terms of unemployment benefits.

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states, cities

Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats.

Ducey illegally ruling by ‘executive fiat’ to fight COVID-19, AG argues

Gov. Doug Ducey is unconstitutionally shutting down bars and ignoring other state laws through “executive fiat” during the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich argued Friday in a court filing.

Schools in 10 counties meet requirements for hybrid or in-person instruction

Maricopa and Pima counties are among eight counties that now meet the state’s recommended COVID-19 benchmarks for K-12 schools to begin hybrid instruction that combines in-person and remote learning, while two other counties are clear to resume in-person instruction on campus.

‘COVID denier’ professor violated ASU pandemic classroom policies

An engineering professor at Arizona State University who doesn’t believe COVID-19 is a “real pandemic” was criticized by his students after he violated university requirements that social distancing be observed in classrooms, even as coronavirus cases at the school are rapidly rising. 

Mnuchin: White House would back additional COVID-19 cash to states

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said the Trump administration would be open to providing additional aid to state and local governments — a key sticking point in stalled negotiations over another round of federal coronavirus relief.

Vaccine mandates vs. religious beliefs – the upcoming COVID-19 lawsuits

The longer COVID-19 rages on, the more the United States appears to be hanging its hopes on the development and rapid, mass distribution of a vaccine.

I’ll be voting like my life depends on it – because it does

I grew up as a lifelong Republican in the rural Midwest. Four decades ago, I cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan. Since then, I’ve made phone calls, knocked on doors, and donated time and money to elect anyone with an ‘R’ next to their name – and that was my plan for the rest of my life.
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