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These Arizona Cities Just Increased Their Minimum Wage

A person needs an annual income of $40,960 to afford a one-bedroom apartment in the Flagstaff-area. Even with the new increase, minimum wage workers there will only make $31,200.  The start of the new year brought more than just motivation to tackle resolutions. For some, it brought in a higher paycheck.  While the federal minimum...

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Arizona Abandons Restrictions as Vaccine Distribution Starts

Ducey has been steadfast in his opposition to a statewide mask mandate or closings despite repeated calls from hospital leaders to take such steps.  As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any...

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Arizona Could See Carbon-Free Energy by 2050

The Arizona Corporation Commission on passed a proposal requiring utilities to be 100% free of carbon emissions by 2050 and meet particular benchmarks along the way.

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Arizona Jobless Rate Plummets as People Stop Looking for Work

Economists warned the new number may reflect a drop in the overall workforce as much as increase in employment.

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Healthcare Facility Where Incapacitated Patient Was Raped, Impregnated Received Millions in PPP Loans

The facility almost lost its Medicaid contract after an incapacitated 29-year-old Native woman was sexually assaulted in 2018.

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Phoenix Church That Held Trump Rally Got Up to $2 Million in PPP Loans

Dream City drummed up controversy last month when they claimed to have an air purification system that could keep the public safe from COVID-19. 

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.