pandemic

COVID-19

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own political woes. Finally controlling COVID-19, the White House

Vaccine mandates

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

Republicans fighting President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity. They contend that people who have recovered from the virus have enough immunity and antibodies to not need COVID-19 vaccines, and the concept has been invoked by Republicans as a sort of stand-in for vaccines.

Opinion

Opinion: Proposal Could Help Cities Recover from Pandemic’s Impact

Cities across the country are witnessing one of the pandemic’s long-term consequences: Reduced workforce in city centers. With many companies electing to downsize or not renew their office leases, thousands of small businesses that were sustained by the flow of the 9-to-5 workforce have had no choice but to close their doors for good –

State

DES Partners with Utility Providers to Distribute $36 Million for Households in Need

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security announced today the Department will provide a total of $36 million to support eligible households in need of temporary utility assistance and ensure continuity of services. “The team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security continues to find new and innovative ways to support Arizonans

Business

Governor Ducey Announces Additional $5 Million For Small Businesses

Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $5 million to help Arizona small businesses recover from the economic consequences of the pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Governor Ducey launched the Back to Work Small Business Rehiring and Retention Program in August and has invested a total of $10 million in the program to support small,

COVID-19

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued panic buttons in case of assault and ditching their scrubs before going out in public for fear of harassment. Across the country, doctors and nurses

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