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Opinion: The Race for Mayor of Prescott

In the interest of full disclosure, we live in the county area of Prescott and are therefore unable to vote for mayor. However, since the leadership, issues and policies of the city of Prescott have an impact on the whole area, we take an interest in and donate our time, money and any influence we

COVID-19

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

Advocates said the billions in aid slated for Native Americans under the latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome, but they told a House committee Tuesday that a one-shot infusion will not solve all the challenges facing tribes. “While the American Rescue Plan provides much-needed support to Indian Country’s ongoing requests, the pandemic is far from

State

Governor Ducey Announces $7 Million For Housing And Rental Assistance

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $7 million to expand available rental assistance and help keep people in their homes. The funding comes from the Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund, established in March through a bipartisan state budget agreement that added $50 million for Arizona’s COVID-19 response. “Ensuring Arizonans have safe, reliable housing during this

State

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

State

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall. The report by New America Foundation looked at evictions and foreclosures by county across the country and found Arizona was

National

Critics: Eviction ban may only delay wave of homelessness

Housing advocates say the Trump administration’s surprise national moratorium on evictions only delays a wave of crushing debt and homelessness, and an attorney representing landlords questions whether the measure is aimed at voters ahead of the November election. The White House announced Tuesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would act under its

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