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Threatened American Airlines layoffs leave Arizona employees anxious

WASHINGTON - American Airlines' announcement that it could furlough up to 19,000 workers on Oct. 1 has left the airline's roughly 10,000 employees in Arizona worried, but hopeful the state can avoid the worst of the cuts.


Months later, communities still await federal aid for the homeless

Congress rushed an aid package for the nation’s homeless residents, but four months after passage of the CARES Act, most of that $4 billion has not reached those in need.


Republicans defend Postal Service, accuse Democrats of scare tactics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, joined a chorus of Republicans defending Postal Service changes and accusing Democrats of trying to create problems with this fall's election. Democrats pushed back, repeating charges that the agency is endangering the vote.


Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

WASHINGTON - Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are among the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a committee grilling of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who defended his actions.


Given history of discrimination, can community help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?

PHOENIX – Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers.


Cactus Bowl awaits news on progress of 2020 season, sponsorship deal

PHOENIX – The Cactus Bowl has had its fair share of sponsors over the more than 30 years it’s been played in Arizona, with national companies putting their name to the annual Arizona-based college football bowl game. Cheez-It is the latest sponsor to leave.


Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

WASHINGTON - The number of people on Arizona's Medicaid rolls topped 2 million this summer, boosting enrollment 8.7% during a five-month surge in enrollment that coincided with COVID-19's hit to the state's health and its economy.


As feds debate COVID-19 deal, clock is ticking on state eviction protection

WASHINGTON - Arizona renters may have breathed a sigh of relief last month when Gov. Doug Ducey extended a moratorium on residential evictions to Oct. 31 - but Oct. 31 could come as soon as later this month if renters don't file the right paperwork with their landlords.