Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees living in Arizona are struggling to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. In response, nonprofit organizations boosted assistance programs after they noticed more refugees losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Families say they also are struggling with complicated government aid applications written in a language in which they may not be fluent. There


Opinion: Second Chances are Nonpartisan

With the first presidential debate slated for later this month, candidates will be expected to articulate their stances on a number of major policy issues, including policing and criminal justice reform. As both campaigns prepare, one particular initiative they should pay close attention to is a policy called “Clean Slate” — or the process of


Opinion: Congress Must Address the Coming Utility Bill Crisis

Like all Americans, it is my hope that with a vaccine or effective treatment, we can get the coronavirus pandemic under control in 2021 and return to normalcy. And, the priority for this nation must be to ensure that the people suffering from the effects of the pandemic are able to get back on their


From a stable job to a tent: A waiter’s homeless struggle

Jeff Lello has never been rich, but the 42-year-old could pocket $100 cash most weekend nights at the steakhouse chain where he waited tables. He always had enough money for groceries, his car and the modest Orlando apartment he rented with roommates. But when he reported for work on a Friday night in March, the


1 in 3 Americans Worry About Job Security This Labor Day

In light of the financial struggles faced by workers across the U.S. and in recognition of Labor Day, WalletHub conducted a nationally representative survey, which found that nearly 1 in 3 Americans worry about job security. In addition to examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Americans’ finances, WalletHub’s survey also took stock of people’s


US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Election Day. Employers added 1.4 million jobs last month, down from 1.7 million in July

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