COVID-19

‘Skinny’ budget with COVID-19 aid passes after weekend delay

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of COVID-19 and others harmed by the pandemic. 

Schools closed through April 10, Gov. Ducey says

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona School’s Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Friday that schools in the state will remain closed for an additional two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Today we are announcing an additional two-week...

14 COVID-19 cases in Navajo Nation in Arizona cause lockdown

The Navajo Nation learned Thursday night that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the Chilchinbeto community rose to 14, prompting a lockdown. A command center with members of the Navajo Nation’s cabinet has been...

Senate ‘skinny’ budget with coronavirus relief stalls in House

The Arizona Senate passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of the coronavirus and others harmed by the pandemic, but the House ended its work for the week before voting on a handful of the bills, leaving a bipartisan Senate budget deal in limbo. 

AG asks lenders for 90-day grace period because of coronavirus

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a letter urging lending agencies in the state to waive payments on loans for up to 90 days in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ducey mobilizes National Guard, ends restaurant dining to contain coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey has mobilized the National Guard to assist grocery stores and food banks, and has ordered bars and restaurants to limit service to dine-out and delivery in counties where there are confirmed cases of the illness.

Arizona approved for coronavirus emergency small business loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday approved an economic injury disaster loan for Arizona requested by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week, opening the door for businesses to receive up to $2 million in financial assistance to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tempe joins Phoenix, Tucson in closing bars, restaurant dining rooms

Tempe is the latest city in Arizona to ban restaurants from dine-in service and to close bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues in an effort to mitigate the growing coronavirus outbreak. 

The coronavirus doesn’t care if you’re an immigrant or U.S. born

Exactly how many of us nationwide have already contracted the coronavirus or will eventually catch it no one really knows for sure. But scientists tracking its spread predict hundreds of thousands of people will likely be afflicted by COVID-19 before the pandemic runs its course.

Coronavirus halts some immigration courts, but not in Arizona

Immigration courts across the country on Wednesday postponed most hearings through April 10, but courts in Arizona conducted business as usual, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
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