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Food banks receive government help to fill bellies during holidays

PHOENIX – St. Mary’s Food Bank and Local First Arizona partner with local governments to provide meals to those in need this holiday season.


Holiday travel down this year, but millions still hit roads, airports

WASHINGTON - Thanksgiving travel is expected to be down sharply this year because of COVID-19, but as many as 50 million Americans are still expected to travel this week despite pleas from health experts to stay home.


Hot races, new battleground status make Phoenix tops for political ads

PHOENIX – A slew of high-profile races and Arizona's new status as a battleground state made Phoenix the top market in the country for presidential political advertising during this election season, according to a recent report.


Separate and unequal: Pay gap affects women, minorities, families

PHOENIX – Women across the U.S. experience a pay gap that varies based on their location, job or race. The Arizona pay gap is 3 cents less than the national average, but it widens based on demographics and industry.


September jobless rate rose, as more workers got back in labor force

WASHINGTON - Arizona's unemployment rate bounced back up to 6.7% in September, but economists say there may actually be some positives behind what look like negative numbers at first glance.


Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.


Magic Kingdom fans impatient over continued closure of Disneyland

ANAHEIM, California – Impatient Disney fans and city officials wait for Calif. Gov. Newsom to reopen theme parks.


Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

LOS ANGELES – Napa Valley wineries have combated smoke taint, coronavirus restrictions and wildfire destruction in 2020, requiring experts to look at the future of wine and the impacts of climate change.


Making a splash: Resort, lagoon and sky bar added to Glendale sports entertainment district ahead of Super Bowl

GLENDALE – The Crystal Lagoons Island Resort and water park are being planned for a sports entertainment district in Glendale. It could help anchor economic development along Loop 101, city officials and developers said.


From riches to rags: Aiding athletes with financial woes drives former ASU standout Zach Miller

PHOENIX- He banked millions carving running lanes and catching touchdown passes in the NFL. His new mission aims to secure millions for his peers.


Nationwide airline layoffs hit hundreds of workers in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Phoenix-based flight attendants were among 19,000 American Airlines workers furloughed or laid off nationwide Thursday, one day the end of a federal stimulus package that had been preserving airline jobs for the past six months.


Democrats pounce on Trump income tax story, renew calls for transparency

President Donald Trump denies it, Arizona Republicans largely ignored it but state Democrats pounced on it - a New York Times report this week that the president paid as little as $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.