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Democrats pounce on Trump income tax story, renew calls for transparency

President Donald Trump denies it, Arizona Republicans largely ignored it but state Democrats pounced on it - a New York Times report this week that the president paid as little as $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.


Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.


‘Crazy, crazy’ real estate market puts Gilbert near top of rankings

WASHINGTON - A tight housing market was one of the factors that made Gilbert the fifth-best real estate market in the country in a recent report that ranked four other Valley cities - Peoria, Surprise, Tempe and Chandler - in the top 25 in the country.


Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.


Arizona jobless rate plummets in August, nearing pre-pandemic levels

WASHINGTON - Arizona's unemployment rate plummeted last month to almost pre-pandemic levels, falling from 10.7% in July to 5.9% in August, and dropping below the national average, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Making ‘dreams come true’: New technology puts players in command of recruitment process

TEMPE - A downloadable app looks to provide players, parents and coaches with the tools needed to boost opportunities to compete at the next level.


Golf in Sun Devil Stadium? Creativity in play for 365 team during COVID-19

TEMPE - Golf in Sun Devil Stadium? Creativity in play during COVID-19 pandemic


Ivanka Trump stumps for father, attends business roundup hosted by Ducey

PHOENIX – In a roundtable hosted by Gov. Doug Ducey, Ivanka Trump speaks on business issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and hears from local business owners and leaders.


As workers call for aid, Senate again stalls on COVID-19 relief bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday failed to advance a new COVID-19 relief bill, continuing months of partisan stalemate over a Democratic plan the Republicans call a "liberal wish list" and a GOP bill Democrats deride as "emaciated."


Coconino official joins plea for continued federal support of rural counties

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes "at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them."


Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the highest rate of "housing loss" in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall.


American Airlines says Arizona to lose fewer jobs than first threatened

WASHINGTON - American Airlines told more than 1,300 Phoenix employees in July they were at risk of furlough or layoff this fall, but the company insisted this week that the actual impact on Arizona workers will be smaller.