Senate Republicans want to slash the number of weeks an individual can receive unemployment payments and tie the length of benefit availability to the unemployment rate, but critics say that even if jobs are plentiful, it can still be a long process to find a good one.
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Annual Unemployment Rate Drops in Arizona
Here in Arizona, the state unemployment rate dropped from 4.1 percent in 2021 to 3.8 percent in 2022.
New Map Outlines Reasons for Protecting Great Bend of Gila
Conservation groups have added an interactive story map to their toolkit as they continue to push for permanent protections for the Great Bend of the Gila in Southwestern Arizona.
Arizona Foster Care Review Boards Rely on Volunteers to Place Children in Safe Homes
The Foster Care Review Board, a volunteer program established in 1978 under the Arizona Supreme Court, is looking for volunteers.
From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed Under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Arizonans Spent More Than $1.4 Billion on Marijuana in 2022, Driven by Recreational Sales
Total Arizona marijuana sales in 2022 mirrored the total from 2021, the first year of the legal adult use market, but the paths that each year reached $1.4 billion in sales were strikingly different.
Lawmakers Seek To Resolve Teacher Shortage via Pay Raises and Health Insurance Benefits
Lawmakers are hoping to convince teachers to stay in Arizona with a $10,000 pay raise, but the proposal comes with caveats that opponents say renders it purely performative.
Proposed Bill Would Mean Free Period Products at All AZ Schools
Democratic legislators are working to bring free period products to Arizona public middle and high schools, but detractors say those products are already offered to students free of charge — if they go to the nurse’s office and ask for them.
Faster-Than-Reflexes Robo-Boots Boost Balance
Robotic boots providing superhuman reflexes can help your balance. Our new study shows that the key to augmenting balance is to have boots that can act faster than human reaction times.
Lack of Diversity in Clinical Trials is Leaving Women and Patients of Color Behind and Harming the Future of Medicine | Opinion
As Yamamoto said, “Precision medicine will fail if we don’t address those issues in a head-on way.”