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Barely Getting By: Stories of Arizonans Struggling to Survive on Unemployment

Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.

A pedestrian with a takeout lunch in hand walks through an area of Scottsdale, Ariz., known for busy restaurants, bars and nightlife Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with most businesses closed for the next 30 days due to the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Analysts Don’t Think Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Is Worth It for Arizona Businesses

Employers that decide to take advantage of the payroll tax deferral will be leaving their workers to foot a big bill in April.

FILE - In this June 16, 2020 photo, travelers wear mask as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport  in Chicago.   American Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported large second-quarter losses on Thursday, July 23, 2020, as expected, and warned that the recovery in air travel that began in April has stalled as coronavirus cases surge again in the U.S. American posted a loss of more than $2 billion, and Southwest lost $915 million. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
American Airlines Tells 1,000 Arizona Employees to Expect Layoffs

Airline executives say the layoffs could have been prevented if federal COVID relief had been extended.

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Landlords Push Back Against Arizona’s Eviction Moratorium, Claiming It Unconstitutional

The moratorium protects tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus-related financial hardship from eviction.

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Trump’s Latest Order Defunds Medicare for Millions of Arizonans, Rewards the Wealthy

President Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicare or Social Security on the campaign trail, but his 2020 budget said otherwise.

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Native Americans Turn to Traditional Farming as COVID Decimates Food Supply

The pandemic led to an initiative that provides Navajos with sheep to raise and the means to start their own gardens.

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Ducey Pushed Back the Eviction Delay, But Tenants Are Still on the Hook for Months of Rent and Fees

While some Arizonans have been able to receive help through various relief programs, many have faced difficulty in actually accessing these funds.