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Maricopa County reports increase in building permit submissions

Data from the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county. Building permit submissions are up …

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ZIP code data for COVID-19 cases still comes with questions in Arizona

PHOENIX — So it turns out that some areas of the state, like the near south side of Tucson, may not be quite the COVID-19 hotspots that newly released data would show. The numbers released …
Abrazo Central Campus  nurses help fight COVID-19 cases in Detroit .

Abrazo Central nurses travel to assist Detroit colleagues

Five nurses, who work in the Abrazo Central Campus operating room and recovery room, have volunteered to support fellow caregivers in Detroit as that city experiences an increase in COVID-19 cases.

BCBSAZ waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announces that it will waive cost sharing for insured members receiving care for COVID-19 related treatment from in-network providers through May.
Scammers seek to take advantage of concerns over the securities markets to promote “safe” investments with “guaranteed returns” including investments with gold, silver and other commodities such as oil, gas and real estate.

Beware of COVID-19 investment schemes

The Arizona Corporation Commission offers tips on how to safeguard yourself from fraudulent investment schemes amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Bank offers help for clients with hardships from COVID-19

Bank of America has announced additional support for its 66 million consumer and small business clients in response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus.

Federal, state tax deadline shift doesn't include charitable credit extension

Arizona nonprofit leaders are sounding a collective alarm as the Arizona charitable tax credit deadline provided to aid qualified nonprofit organizations did not move with recent federal tax deadline …
In Arizona, activists say the fight for a complete count in the census is rooted in grassroots efforts because the state doesn’t provide the resources to ensure a proper tally.

Report: Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount

PHOENIX – A new report from the data firm Civis Analytics says Maricopa County is at risk of the second greatest undercount in the 2020 census – which could end in losses up to $13.2 …
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on March 23, 2020.

Gov. Ducey lays out essential services in Arizona

PHOENIX⁠ — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday, March 23 issued an executive order clarifying businesses and operations deemed “essential” by the state and providing certainty to business …
Photo by Arianna Grainey\r

Bisson: We’re here for you with the latest information

Uncertainty often sparks unsettling feelings. The world health pandemic has caused a magnitude of economic ripple effects that many of us didn’t fathom in our lifetime. It’s a no-win …
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a worker gets ready to pass out instructions on how to fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, suspended field operations for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

US Census Bureau suspends field operations on virus concerns

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday suspended field operations for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus. The Census Bureau made the …
ENTERTAINMENT

The Arizona Highways Collection presents Photography by Barry M. Goldwater

Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been sharing the history, culture and natural beauty of Arizona with readers around the world. And along the way, it has featured some of the most talented writers …
Calexico

HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona artists, celebrities, business owners and elected officials statewide from 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 to 4:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
The Arizona Restaurant Association debuts Arizona Takeout Week to run throughout the Coronavirus closures.

ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

Responding to the recent state of emergency, the Arizona Restaurant Association is creating a new marketing strategy to help support local dining establishments with the debut of Arizona Takeout Week.
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