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Veterans

Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

After leaving the Army two decades ago, Miachelle DePiano faced new challenges on the civilian battlefield: a hyper-competitive job market. “I couldn’t show anybody a portfolio because everything I had written was classified, and I didn’t have a degree to back up my claim,” said DePiano, who served as an intelligence officer in Germany and Croatia. Other

Opinion

Opinion: Losing Arizona Part II

On October 7th, as early ballots were being mailed for the November election,  Prescott eNews published Losing Arizona Part I, the first  of what I promised would be a two part series on Republicans’ shaky election prospects.  I wrote from a sense of foreboding that turned  out to be only slightly exaggerated. I held off

Business

Separate and unequal: Pay gap affects women, minorities, families

The pay gap is confoundingly stubborn: on average across the United States, women make 81 cents for every dollar a man makes, with the size of the gap varying based on a woman’s job, family status and race. In Arizona, women fare slightly better than the national data, making 84 cents for every dollar a

State

Groups mount ‘all hands’ push to count people with Census cut short

Arizona advocacy groups mounted an “all hands on deck” push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected. The announcement came just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned lower courts that had ordered the bureau to

Legal Beat

Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Teenagers and youth across the country commit the same types of crimes – carrying a weapon, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and fighting – but even as the number of incarcerated youth has declined, disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow. This overrepresentation of minority youth is only half of the picture, a

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