Stories tagged: "affordability"


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Northern Arizona University to Offer Free Tuition for Low-Income Students

NAU plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents who meet admissions requirements and are from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000.

Michelle Eisen, fourth from right, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, announces to the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, who were gathered at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, a delay in the vote, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. The NLRB delayed the vote due to an appeal by Starbucks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Two Arizona Starbucks Are on the Path to Unionize

The nationwide wave of support for labor unions has hit 70 Starbucks stores in 21 states, including locations in Mesa and Phoenix.

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Hungry Holidays: Break From School Means Break From Meals for Some Kids

Advocates for child nutrition programs have found potential solutions in an unlikely place—the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sinema Doesn’t Talk to Her Voters. But Corporate Money Talks to Her.

This year, Sinema has opposed a minimum wage increase, a wealth tax, and drug price reform—all policies supported by a majority of Arizonans. 

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Opinion: Proposed Credit Card Changes Will Harm the Latino Community

The proposal would make cost consumers an estimated $40 to $50 billion per year and could kick up to seven million Latinos out of the credit system.

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Clifton, Globe, and Quartzsite: Arizona Cities Where Big Homes Are Available Under $300K

Cities outside the Phoenix area—like Clifton, Globe, and Quartzsite—offer some homes with over 2,000 square feet for under $300,000.

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Last ‘Zombie Subdivision’ in Casa Grande to Be Developed

The subdivision was launched in the runup to the Great Recession and then left unfinished when the housing market collapsed.