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Show Dad You Really Care by Shopping Father’s Day Gifts at One of These Locally Owned Arizona Shops

Need a last-minute Father's Day gift? Check out one of these 10 independently owned stores in Arizona.

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Concert, Theater Owners Call Pandemic Relief Fund Efforts a ‘Disaster’

Only one Arizona business—and 90 venues nationwide—has received a grant so far from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

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Ducey to Cut $300 From Weekly Unemployment Benefits Next Month

As of May, more than 200,000 Arizonans are receiving state unemployment benefits and pandemic assistance. Stephanie Weathersby walked through the Phoenix Veterans Job Fair last week at State Farm Stadium, looking for what many of Arizona’s 600,000 unemployed are looking for: a job. But not just any job. Weathersby needs one that covers housing costs...

Governor Doug Ducey speaking with attendees at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn & Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cities and Towns Could Lose Millions in Revenue If Ducey’s Flat Tax Comes to Pass

The proposed tax cut would result in about a $1.5 billion reduction in tax revenues next year – revenues that local governments are heavily reliant on.

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Arizona Concert Venues Are Slowly Reopening While Still Hoping for More Aid

“Until that aid comes, it’s hard to think about reopening at scale.” Concert venues in Arizona are slowly beginning to reopen as people continue to get vaccinated, and pandemic restrictions have largely been lifted.  But, for some music venues, turning the financial tide isn’t going to be as easy as getting back to business. Many...

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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Activists Call on Sinema to Support $15 Minimum Wage

Women make up more than two-thirds of workers with tipped jobs, which have a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.