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Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

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.


Cardinals vs. Rising? Valley pro teams compete to help fight hunger

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising, State Forty Eight and the United Food Bank teamed up to help fight hunger within the community. They also made it a competition with the Arizona Cardinals.


Arizona domestic violence shelters filling up again as abusers return to work

COVID-19 didn’t slow domestic violence in Arizona, but fewer victims sought shelter beds. Experts doubt Arizona's high abuse numbers will drop soon.


In rush to restore budget earmarks, Arizona lawmakers made modest asks

WASHINGTON - When Congress restored budget earmarks this year, 332 House members rushed in with $7.1 billion in special requests to fund local projects. Arizona lawmakers were part of that rush, but with requests that were relatively modest compared to the rest of the House.


‘An unlikely friendship’: Biden taps McCain for UN ambassador-rank role

WASHINGTON - Presidents typically pick ambassadors for technical skills or their political connections, but in the case of President Joe Biden tapping Cindy McCain to a United Nations post, it is probably a little bit of both, experts say.


Alcohol use among older adults increased during pandemic

PHOENIX – The yearlong pandemic has increased anxiety and isolation, which has spurred an increase in alcohol consumption, particularly among older Arizonans, health officials say.


Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

PHOENIX – A new NREL study finds that LA could eliminate fossil fuels from its power grid by 2035. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix is part of the solution, but critics say it's a temporary solution to meet climate goals in both California and Arizona.


Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal spelled out constructions needs in all states, including Arizona.


Scottsdale’s Carlee Turner, Boston Pride overcome adversity to win National Women’s Hockey League title

PHOENIX – Despite thoughts of retirement amid a COVID-19 outbreak, Carlee Turner and her Boston Pride teammates overcame adversity to win the NWHL’s Isobel Cup.


Sedentary and stressed? Get outside to improve health during COVID, experts advise

PHOENIX – Despite the pandemic, state parks saw record visitation over parts of 2020, and experts continue to encourage more outdoor activity for both physical – and mental – health.


Enough habitat exists to support return of Mexican wolves in Southwest, study says

PHOENIX – A study shows abundant “high quality” habitat for Mexican wolves, calling on wildlife officials to combine recovery efforts. In the U.S., advocates fight a recent ruling to remove the wolves from the Endangered Species list.


State leaders deride daylong rehash of rejected voting irregularities

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's attorneys presented hours of rehashed claims of previously rejected voting irregularities during a daylong meeting Monday that legislative leaders called an "illegitimate" exercise meant to undermine confidence in the elections.