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How COVID-19 and red tape pushed millions to the brink of homelessness

Across the U.S., as many as 1 in 5 renters have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic. For families who have no financial safety net to fall back on, the economic consequences of the pandemic have pushed them to the precipice of homelessness. The situation is made worse by bureaucracy.


With 253,000 Arizonans behind on rent, court halts eviction moratorium

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.


Some schools sticking with mask mandates, despite Ducey funding threat

WASHINGTON - Friday was the deadline for schools to drop mask mandates if they wanted to be eligible for a share of millions in COVID-19 state aid, but at least several districts in the state were refusing to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey's demand.


Staying afloat: How Asian communities helped their small businesses survive COVID-19

As COVID-19 battered small businesses across the country, some Asian-owned businesses found the best relief came from their communities, not Congress.


Cities wait, worry over state budget that poses ‘huge hit’ to revenues

WASHINGTON - With less than four weeks remaining in this fiscal year, local governments in Arizona are anxiously watching state budget negotiations that they fear could end up delivering a "huge hit" to city and town finances.


Senate makes history with vote confirming Haaland as Interior secretary

WASHINGTON - The Senate Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, a historic vote that makes her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency.


Monday Morning Sun Devil: ASU football growth measurable as spring practice starts

PHOENIX – Arizona State has built its program under Herm Edwards with an eye for players with unique athletic traits. As Edwards enters his fourth season with the Sun Devils, his vision is starting to come into focus.


Nevada farmers look to Australian water market as Southwest U.S. dries out

Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is similar to the Colorado River Basin. Selling water is as easy as selling a couch on Craigslist.


Carbon free energy required by 2050 under Arizona Corporation Commission proposal

PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission has proposed that public utilities be carbon free by 2050, updating a plan enacted in 2006. If approved after hearings and public comment, it would help Arizona catch up with other Southwestern states that already have such regulations.


From chasing to racing: Former ASU defensive end Mills finds thrills as NASCAR jackman

PHOENIX - Kellen Mills excelled as a walk-on defensive end for Arizona State and is now responsible for a complete culture change at Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR.


U.S. House, District 6: Independent Tom Lewellen says repairing Social Security, Medicare are top issues

Independent candidate Tom Lewellen, a technology industry executive and entrepreneur, says he hopes to attract disconnected voters as he vies for a seat representing the District 6 in the U.S. House of Representatives.


U.S. House, District 6: Hiral Tipirneni touts her health care experience, focuses on economic security

As a doctor, House District 6 candidate Dr. Hiral Tipirneni says she has an inside track when it comes to battling the coronavirus and providing affordable health care.