PHOENIX – Phoenix Raceway hosted more than the NASCAR Championship on championship weekend. The racetrack partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to host a first-of-its-kind Rocket League esports tournament.
WASHINGTON – Arizona's unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from just two months earlier and almost one-third of the state's pandemic high, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
PHOENIX – The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 36th annual Thanksgiving meal review shows Americans will pay almost 14% more for turkey and trimmings than they were last year, but in Arizona the rise is only 5%.
Olympian heights: Sport climbing’s debut in Tokyo Games brings increased participation at all levels
TEMPE – Despite concerns among the climbing community regarding its format, sport climbing’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games has drawn more eyes to the already rising sport. With an increase in interest, more clubs and teams are popping up across the nation, including the Sun Devil Climbing club at Arizona State University.
WASHINGTON - Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers will be allowed to cross the U.S. border from Mexico starting in November, ending nearly 20 months of pandemic restrictions that were choking businesses in border communities.
PHOENIX - Sunrise Park Resort had the first sight of snow in Arizona on Wednesday. As all of Arizona’s ski resorts begin to ramp up for another winter, they face the additional challenge of a lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
PHOENIX – The news that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, and his decision to keep his vaccination status private, raises interesting questions about NBA COVID protocol and how the league will move forward with some strong anti-vax voices among players.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. poverty rate rose from 10.5% to 11.4% last year, reversing years of steady declines, but that increase in poverty was offset by pandemic relief funds and other benefits, according to new Census Bureau data.
WASHINGTON - A federal pandemic relief program that provided extra financial aid to jobless workers ended Monday, hitting more than 45,000 unemployed Arizonans who had already seen the state pull away another source of federal aid in July.
WASHINGTON - More workers than ever before are in Arizona's labor force and the number of people with jobs has almost reached pre-pandemic levels. But the number of jobless Arizonans remains higher than it was pre-pandemic, even as unemployment fell to 6.6%.
WASHINGTON - Environmental groups welcomed a federal judge's decision this week to overturn Trump-era clean-water regulations that were so narrow that many waterways in Arizona ended up being excluded from federal oversight.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to overturn a national eviction moratorium late Thursday comes as an estimated one-fifth of U.S. renters are behind on the rent - including 253,000 in Arizona.