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UA releases revised furlough, pay cut plan

On Friday, President Robbins announced modifications to the ranges of salaries and respective cuts, while canceling furloughs for the lowest earners.

Arizona still at home, but taking first steps toward reopening

As the stay-at-home order continues, elected officials and medical professionals consider what it will take to reopen the state.

Small nonprofits struggling as need for services grows

Arizona nonprofits are reporting a 20% increase in expenses, but a pandemic is a bad time to ask for donations.

Pima County employability class moves online

The training helps displaced workers gain job search skills.

Jobless benefits expand next month, but advocates worry it’s not enough

Economists and advocates say that while the change is welcome – it’s probably too little, and too late.

ADOT shifts to virtual training for truck drivers in Mexico during pandemic

The training is part of a program that started in 2016 to help truck drivers avoid long, costly delays at the border.

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

Local company with millions in cash gets federal stimulus loan

The government is now asking many publicly-traded companies to give the money back.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 24

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: State expands COVID testing, changes to political campaigns, wildfire impacts and more.

Ripple effects of global coronavirus pandemic rattle Arizona’s farming industry

Hard hit nations big importers of one Marana farm's crops.

Southern Arizona businesses passed over for aid, as Congress approves second round of funding

Those left to fend for themselves say the help is too little too late.

Economic uncertainty continues during COVID-19 pandemic

Even with federal relief, many people and businesses are still struggling financially.

Arizona distributed $150M in unemployment claims last week

The money included a federal increase in benefits.

Federal aid can't come soon enough for tourism industry

Many businesses dependent on travel have been hurting since February.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

UA Pres. Robbins says economic impact of pandemic 'is dire'

The university anticipates a shortfall of at least $250 million, largely due to tuition losses.

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