Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


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Raising the Minimum Wage Linked to Arizona’s Lowering Poverty Rate

Arizona voters approved raising the state's minimum wage incrementally from $8.05 in 2016 to $12 in 2020.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate on this stage at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Here’s What You Need to Know About the First Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will square off in Cleveland on a variety of issues, from the coronavirus response to the economy—all just five weeks before Election Day.

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Here Are the Groups Trying to Help Still Out-Of-Work Arizonans

Arizona nonprofits and mutual aid groups have stepped up to fill the gaps in aid left by state and federal lawmakers.

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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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Arizona’s Unemployment Is Running Out. That Has Major Implications for the State’s Economy.

Inadequate unemployment payments don’t just hurt individuals needing the money—they also hinder the state’s economic recovery.

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McSally, GOP Abandon COVID Relief Efforts and Switch Focus to Supreme Court Replacement

If Democrat Mark Kelly wins this fall, McSally may not even get the chance to vote on a Supreme Court nominee.

by Sean Galvin
Cartoon: Trump’s Crisis Strategy

President Trump's strategy to address the deep existential threats facing the world is consistent, to say the least.