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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.


Food-stamp purchases could soon go online under SNAP pilot program

PHOENIX - Arizona food-stamp recipients may soon be able to buy their groceries online, after the federal government's swift approval this week of the state's request in the face of coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders.


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.


This is Madness: Computer simulator sent Arizona State on Cinderella run in virtual tourney

PHOENIX – Arizona State was this year’s March Madness Cinderella, at least in a virtual world created by one Twitter user.


DACA recipients still can renew despite closure of citizenship offices nationwide

PHOENIX – Days after closing down all of it's offices, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a statement saying the agency would reuse previously submitted biometric data to process certain work authorization applications, including those Dreamers need as part of their renewal process.

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Benes, Garagiola Jr. reflect on Diamondbacks’ first franchise victory 22 years ago

PHOENIX – After opening their inaugural season with five straight losses, the Diamondbacks won the first game in franchise history, a home victory over the San Francisco Giants in 1998.


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.


Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

TEMPE - Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its "reckless" decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Andy Benes, other key figures recall Diamondbacks’ debut 22 years ago

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks played their inaugural game on March 31, 1998 against the Colorado Rockies at what was then known as Bank One Ballpark.


‘Everything was possible’: 23 years ago, Arizona knocked off No. 1 seed North Carolina

PHOENIX – After losing its last two games of the regular season, questions remained about how the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team would fare in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.


Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill hours after House rushes it through

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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Schools aren’t required to make up lost days, workers will be paid

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.