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Religion

Christians mark Good Friday, Holy Week under virus woes

Christians in the Holy Land marked Good Friday without the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the days leading up to Easter because of the coronavirus, and worshippers in many other predominantly Christian countries where the virus is still raging observed their second annual Holy Week with tight restrictions on gatherings. In Jerusalem, many holy sites

State

Arizona Leads Nation In Personal Income Growth

Wages, Salary Increases Help Drive Income Growth Personal income in Arizona rose last year at a rate faster than nearly any state in the country, according to new estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. With a personal income growth rate of 8.4%, Arizona tied with Montana for the fastest rate of growth in personal income

State

Arizona highway deaths rose during pandemic, as driving was declining

Traffic deaths in Arizona surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the number of miles driven in the state appeared to be decreasing, according to preliminary statistics from 2020. There were 1,072 deaths on the state’s highways in 2020, the most in at least the past 10 years and a sharp increase from the 980

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for week of March 22, 2021

Arizona gas prices have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Gas prices in Arizona are 42.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 57.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price

Business

Will work from home outlast virus? Ford’s move suggests yes

It’s a question occupying the minds of millions of employees who have worked from home the past year: Will they still be allowed to work remotely — at least some days — once the pandemic has faded? On Wednesday, one of America’s corporate titans, Ford Motor Co., supplied its own answer: It told about 30,000

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