Stories tagged: "federal aid"


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The Census Says This Latino City in Arizona Shrank. Its Leaders Plan to Appeal.

The Census Bureau put Somerton's official population at 14,197 people, not the 20,000 that the mayor expected.

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Over $400 Million Still Available in Eviction Prevention Funds as Moratorium Ends

Government agencies in Arizona have only distributed 17% of federal funds made available for emergency rental assistance.

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Thousands of Arizona Students Left Public Schools This Year. Without Promised Funding, Arizona Teachers Are Paying The Price.

Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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These Pandemic Relief Programs Are Ending This Month—but COVID Won’t

Members of Congress have proposed new relief packages, but they don’t address all of the protections set to end Dec. 31.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs