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APS wants to raise rates, but during pandemic, many Arizonans aren’t on board

Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility provider, is proposing a rate increase starting next year, a move opposed by many customers reeling from the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate hike, which would raise rates 3% to 6% for the majority of its 2.7 million customers statewide, would raise an estimated $184

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Report: Migrant deaths in the desert have reached seven-year high

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders. The rise in migrant deaths comes during a year of intense heat and little precipitation for Arizona – but also at

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Could Lack of Voting Centers in Maricopa County Cause Election Day Complications?

With voter turnout on pace to break records and voting behavior changing from previous years, we analyzed what could be expected for Election Day in Maricopa County. We utilized data as of Wednesday (October 21st) at 5pm and assembled two maps that detail the following: 1) A map of registered Election Day voters that have not requested

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September jobless rate rose, as more workers got back in labor force

Arizona’s unemployment rate bounced back up to 6.7% in September, but economists say there may actually be some positives behind what look like negative numbers at first glance. At least one of the reasons for the increased jobless rate is that more than 150,000 people returned to the labor force, which suggests that they are

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Governor Ducey Announces $715,000 To Support Families, Communities In Need

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $715,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to 19 organizations across the state that support individuals and families in need. The recipient organizations provide services including short-term housing, food and basic living assistance, employment support, education materials, health services and more. “Organizations across the state have worked

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