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Investors now can bet on California’s water, helping agriculture withstand dry spells

Some California farmers are hopeful opened economic options will help balance high water prices during the summer, while extreme weather and droughts continue.

Almonds break out of their shells at an almond farm in Fresno, Calif.

Never pay debts with gift cards, new Arizona consumer program warns

SCOTTSDALE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and members of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance announced an awareness program to keep Arizonans from falling victim to gift card fraud.


Workers rally in Phoenix, U.S. for $15 minimum wage, end of reliance on tipping

PHOENIX – Leaders in Arizona labor organizations joined a nationwide rally for a $15 minimum federal wage and to get rid of tipping. President Joe Biden added the measure in an economic stimulus plan to relieve the fallout from COVID-19.


Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

PHOENIX – Many people who used to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank are on the receiving end as job losses increase. The food bank has expanded assistance and added new safety protocols to distribute food.


Arizona mayors join plea for $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill with city aid

WASHINGTON - Six Arizona mayors were among hundreds who urged Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill that includes $350 billion for state and local governments who say they are on the front lines of the crisis.