By Christopher Scragg | Friday, March 27, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package just hours after it was rushed through the House Friday, clearing the way for aid to businesses, increased benefits for workers and direct payments to taxpayers.
By Jessica Myers | Friday, March 27, 2020
PHOENIX - The spread of COVID-19 has "deeply affected" Arizona animal shelters, which are discontinuing some services, cutting hours and trying to juggle between taking animals in and adopting them out to stretch resources while protecting pets and people.
By TJ Mathewson | Friday, March 27, 2020
Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being attributed, in part, to the large influx of visitors during Mardi Gras celebrations, which occurred around the same time as spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
By Caroline Yu | Friday, March 27, 2020
PHOENIX – School districts are distributing meals to students, the elderly won’t have to get their vehicles’ emissions tested and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.
By Caroline Linch | Thursday, March 26, 2020
PHOENIX – Arizona parks and recreation services are faced with the decision of whether to keep them open or close down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. So far, most have kept hiking trails open, although some services are curtailed.
By Jessica Myers | Thursday, March 26, 2020
PHOENIX - New unemployment claims rose to almost 3.3 million last week, an increase of 3 million over the previous week and the highest on record, new Labor Department numbers show, and economists say this could just be the beginning of a jobs spiral from the coronavirus.
By Joshua Gerard Gargiulo | Thursday, March 26, 2020
WASHINGTON - Arizona did relatively well in a new study of social distancing, but the same could not be said of how well most counties in the state follow the practice that is aimed at stemming the coronavirus' spread.
By Luis Zambrano and Grace Lieberman | Thursday, March 26, 2020
PHOENIX – As Native American tribes work to secure federal funding set aside for COVID-19 relief, their leaders are taking steps to meet the immediate needs of their communities. The Navajo Nation has provided funding as well as regular updates through social media and YouTube. Community volunteers are organizing to raise money and get vulnerable residents essential supplies.
By Hannah Foote | Thursday, March 26, 2020
PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases detected in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, legislators approve aid for seniors and taxpayers coping with pandemic.
By Cole Bailey | Thursday, March 26, 2020
PHOENIX – For new Arizona Cardinals linebacker Devon Kennard, a homecoming to the Valley wasn’t expected, but it was definitely more than welcome
By McKenzie Sadeghi | Wednesday, March 25, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Senate gave unanimous approval late Wednesday to a historic $2 trillion economic stimulus package that calls for direct payments to taxpayers and hundreds of billions in relief for small businesses and targeted industries, like airlines.
By Gabriella Khalaj | Wednesday, March 25, 2020
WASHINGTON - When countries started closing their borders this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it left thousands of Americans like Arizona State University senior Gabriela Fioretti.trapped overseas and struggling to find a way home from what was supposed to be a short trip.