Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


Here Are the Changes Made to Arizona Unemployment Since the Pandemic Began

Changes have been made to Arizona's unemployment system, but Rep. Mitzi Epstein said there's still more to be done to make sure it'd be ready for another crisis. 

FILE - Residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Aug. 3, 2021. Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab. The research was published online Tuesday, July 26, 2022, by the journal Science. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
UArizona Study Bolsters Theory That Coronavirus Emerged From the Wild

Two new studies, including one from the University of Arizona, provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold.

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The Law is Stacked in Landlords’ Favor. This Pima County Program Helps Balance the Scales.

Pima County used part of its federal COVID-19 funding to launch its Emergency Eviction Legal Services progra in August 2021.

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Want to Get the Kids Out of the House This Summer? Here Are Some Activities in Phoenix and Beyond.

Enroll the kids in free swimming lessons this year, have some fun at a neighborhood splash pad, or watch them play in an esports league.

Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.

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Arizona Unemployment Hits ‘Historic’ Low

Arizona’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in March, the lowest rate in almost a half-century.

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LGBTQ Advocates Want Blood Donation Restriction Lifted for Gay and Bisexual Men

US Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona is among those pushing the FDA to remove restrictions and prohibitions preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.