Politics

Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much - or too little - COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding formula that is based on "probably not the best numbers," according to the author of a new report.


Buckeye bumped from top spot; Valley cities still post big population gains

PHOENIX - The city of Buckeye got bumped from the top spot for population growth rate in 2019, but its 56.6% population increase since 2010 was still enough to make it the second-fastest growing city in the nation for the decade. Phoenix, meanwhile, had the nation's biggest gains over the decade.


Scottsdale mayor says COVID-19 hurt U.S. ‘psyche’ along with economy

WASHINGTON - The financial and health effects of COVID-19 have been well documented, but Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane said Wednesday that he is just as concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on the American psyche.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


State taking steps to reopen economy, but reviving it could take years

WASHINGTON - Arizona took another tentative step toward reopening the state's economy Monday, when dine-in restaurants were allowed to resume limited service. But while reopening the economy could come relatively swiftly, experts say reviving the economy could take years.


Trump’s Phoenix trip first in weeks, as he aims to ‘move around’ more

PHOENIX - President Donald Trump will visit Phoenix next week to tour a Honeywell facility that was revamped last month to make N95 masks, his first trip away from Washington in more than a month. It comes as the state continues tts social distancing policies.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Trump to visit Phoenix mask maker during Ducey stay-home order

ACLU protest for prisoner rights, ASU to resume in-person classes in fall and other headlines from the Grand Canyon State.


Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

PHOENIX - Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for "bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry," an industry whose history they say has left a "toxic trail" through the Grand Canyon.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

PHOENIX – Congress announces small business funding through CARES Act Training, the first prison death from COVID-19, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Upstart head start: Some challengers better funded than incumbents

TEMPE - The coronavirus had already made 2020 an unusual election year when campaign finance reports added another twist, showing challengers in some congressional races raising far more than the incumbents they hope to unseat.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Testing allowed for more people under new guidelines

Testing numbers have dropped, more inmate infections expected, UArizona wastewater testing expands to LA and NY, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


House OKs $484 billion in COVID-19 relief, loans could go out this week

WASHINGTON - Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.