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Arizona plans to use federal unemployment supplement, but not add to it

A presidential order would add $300 dollars to state unemployment benefits.

Arizona construction contracts on the rise despite pandemic

Contracting revenue is up 20% from last year.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

Nearly 20,000 Arizona businesses received federal PPP loans

Construction and health care companies were some of the biggest beneficiaries.

Arizona unemployment payments see large drop

Last week was the first week that people on unemployment did not get a $600 federal addition.

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The surge follows skyrocketing unemployment in the state, as COVID-19 shutdowns have shuttered industries.

Child care centers outside of Tucson eligible for Pima County grants

The $2 million grant program will start accepting applications Friday.

Gyms, theaters, bars can begin to reopen as coronavirus cases decline

The state health department released benchmarks for eventual business reopening.

State unsure what to do with president’s unemployment order

How and when the money will be available in Arizona is a question.

UA will start furloughs Monday, despite pushback

President Robbins said other cost-cutting measures will be explored to deal with a potential $250 million deficit.

UA President Robbins says he doesn’t oppose a faculty union

Robbins said he is "all for it" after a campus coalition announced it plans to form a union.

DES: State investigating hundreds of thousands of fraudulent unemployment claims

A new anti-fraud procedure led to a major drop in state unemployment numbers.

Agency: Anti-fraud measures lead to drop in Arizona unemployment numbers

The state says fraudulent activity in a benefit program for the self-employed was driving numbers up.

As pandemic drags on, Sonoran businesses face tough choices

Critics say government at all levels should be doing more to aid businesses and workers during the crisis.

UA group critical of university's pandemic response wants a union

A group of faculty, staff and graduate students say it is time to push back against the administration.

Ducey says the state's not responsible for covering loss of federal unemployment help

The federal benefit is set to expire this week, and Ducey says it's up to Congress to act.

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