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Arizona Housing Fund hopes to move people from the streets into homes

PHOENIX – The Arizona Housing Fund will provide grant money to nonprofits to bring low income, supportive housing to the market.


Businesses running out of time, as delays plague week-old loan program

WASHINGTON - While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders exposed to illness; state to get 100 ventilators from FEMA stockpile

PHOENIX – Breakdown of cases by ZIP code is coming to Arizona, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


State, national jobless claims continue surge, experts see no end

PHOENIX - Another 129,215 Arizonans filed for unemployment last week, boosting the number of new jobless in the state above a quarter million since March 1, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Economic Security.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations

PHOENIX – Ducey announces students in rural communities will receive 200 internet hotspots, a Page man allegedly urged violence against Navajos, and other updates on how COVID-19 is affecting Arizona.


Kirkpatrick says Air Force targets Davis-Monthan for bulk of A-10 cuts

TEMPE - The Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson next year, according to a state lawmaker, a move that would cut the base's fleet of the storied "Warthogs" in half.


‘Overwhelming’ demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program

WASHINGTON - Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion Friday as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.


New jobless claims shatter week-old records in state, across nation

WASHINGTON - New jobless claims continued to soar to record heights in Arizona and the nation, with state filings jumping from the then-record 29,333 claims two weeks ago to 88,592 last week. It cames national claims jumped from 3.3 million to 6.6 million.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Detainees call for immigration courts to halt in-person hearings

PHOENIX – Valley Metro changes bus route schedules, Arizona State University moves graduation ceremonies online, and other news about the COVID-19 pandemic in the Grand Canyon State


COVID-19 in Arizona: Unemployment checks with an extra $600 could come next week

PHOENIX – Phoenix Zoo announces major staff cuts, Gov. Ducey asks the Trump administration for a disaster declaration and other news from the Grand Canyon State.


Shelves are bare but grocery warehouses are on the case, industry leader says

PHOENIX - Panic led to hoarding but warehouses are being replenished, Mark Miller, president of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance says. The popularity of delivery services are on the rise, and industry employees who are working hard for Arizona residents appreciate the support, Miller says.


Tucson barbers, salons open, despite city order closing other businesses

TEMPE - When Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered nonessential businesses to close Saturday to halt COVID-19, she could only ask barbershops and salons to go along, after Gov. Doug Ducey declared them "essential services" - a designation that remains in his statewide "stay-home" directive.