federal aid

Business

As small businesses await new US aid, it’s too late for some

Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training. The $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress has just approved contains billions in aid directed specifically at struggling small companies like Reynolds’. Arrichion received a loan last spring

State

With clock ticking – and state lagging – Census court fight continues

A see-saw legal battle over the 2020 Census continued Friday, with the government pushing to end the count in just five days while local governments, including two Arizona tribes, hoped to extend it to Oct. 31. It comes as state officials are scrambling to improve Arizona’s census response rate, which was ninth-lowest in the country

Opinion

Labor Day — Three Viewpoints

Opinion: Labor Day Then and Now — Is It Still Relevant? Jill Ebstein | InsideSources.com Ask people what comes to mind with the mention of “Labor Day,” and you will most likely hear two responses: “Back to school” and “Can’t wear white.” This is a far cry from the holiday founders’ intent and might make one

National

Rise in jobless claims reflects still-struggling US economy

The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the U.S. economy still in the grip of the outbreak five months later, the recovery looks fitful and uneven — and painfully slow. The latest evidence came Thursday, when the government reported that the number of workers applying for unemployment climbed back over 1 million last

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