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Loss of federal unemployment dollars will hurt Arizona economy

The federal benefits will run out this month if not renewed.

Nurses reach contract with St. Joseph's, St. Mary's

It's the first union nursing contract in Arizona.

700 already facing homelessness in Pima County as state readies to lift eviction protection

An executive order keeping eviction rates down expires next week, and advocates warn of a coming surge in filings and enforcement.

Unemployment sets new record in Arizona

More than a quarter of a million Arizona residents filed for unemployment last week.

How the arts survive challenging times.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the new director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona; how the mother & son collaboration "Stories from Home: Covid-19 Addendum" came to be; and fostering creativity in a virtual space.

Mexico seeks to ensure access to COVID-19 treatment, vaccines

The foreign secretary says Mexico is negotiating with the US to ensure early access across North America as a region.

Canadian consul general discusses USMCA’s impact on Arizona-Canada relations

The new trade deal went into effect this month and replaces the 26-year-old NAFTA.

Arizona weekly unemployment claims close to a record

Claims are within a few thousand of the highest since the pandemic began.

Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?

Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains.

State budget takes another COVID-19 hit

Lawmakers are watching Arizona's Medicaid enrollment numbers rise.

Rio Nuevo remains 'bullish' on downtown development despite revenue loss

The economic development district is planning for a nearly 40% loss in revenue.

Overall Arizona weekly unemployment shows slight drop

Self-employed claims dropped but regular unemployment jumped last week.

Restaurants struggling to rebound from pandemic setbacks

The industry typically generates $13 billion annually in Arizona.

Immigration advocates criticize visa restrictions under Trump executive order

While the administration says it will free up jobs for citizens, immigration experts say it will negatively affect the economy.

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