Stories tagged: "COVID-19 impact"


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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Copper Food Truck Friday: Valley Trucks to Check out for Meals on the Go

Amid Arizona's third wave of the pandemic, we're highlighting some of the mobile food and beverage options available around the Valley.

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Laboring To Remain Healthy: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Arizona Farmworkers

More than 7,200 Arizona agricultural workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to wipe the sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long,...

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Arizona Food Banks Have Seen Demand Skyrocket During the Pandemic. Here’s Where to Go If You Need One.

The Thanksgiving meals distributed by one Valley food bank increased by nearly 400% from last year. Gerri Powers sat in her car in the parking lot outside the Mesa Convention Center on Friday morning, waiting as United Food Bank volunteers handed out food at its weekly drive-thru distribution. It’s the sixth or seventh time Powers...

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If You Want to See How the Pandemic Has Crushed Arizona Schools, Look at Cave Creek

Teachers are leaving at record rates and districts are struggling to fill open positions. Students and teachers at the Cave Creek Unified School District returned to in-person classes in early September, joining other schools as Petri dishes for how classes could be handled during COVID-19. Weeks later, early results show the struggle — teachers leaving...

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Thousands of Arizonans Are Going Into the Holidays Unemployed

Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.

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Food Banks Receive Government Assistance to Fill Bellies During the Holidays

Arizona has given food banks $1.6 million, with $600,000 of that going to St. Mary’s, which also has served the Navajo Nation. At one point Tuesday, cars came through at a rate of one every minute, six lanes across, to get boxes and bags of turkeys, potatoes, and canned food from St. Mary’s Food Bank....