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Arizona Leads Nation In Homeownership Growth

 Arizona is adding homeowners faster than any state in the nation, a sign of continued growing economic momentum in the state. The state’s quarter-over-quarter homeowner rate change increased by 7.7 percentage points in Q2 2020, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the best in the nation.“The American dream of owning a home is alive and […]

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Arizona Multihousing Association, Rental Property Owners Disappointed As AZ Supreme Court Declines to Review State’s Eviction Executive Order

The Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) and thousands of struggling rental housing owners expressed deep disappointment today at news that the Arizona Supreme Court has refused to hear a special action seeking to invalidate the Executive Order delaying evictions. In declining to hear the lawsuit, the high court has left many of the state’s rental property […]

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New Report: Arizona Ranks Third For Economic Momentum

Arizona is ranked third best in the nation for economic momentum, based on a new report by State Policy Reports. The report ranks states’ economic momentum based on growth in personal income, employment and population. Arizona ranked in the top four for employment growth and population growth. Arizona is tied for third with Montana. “Arizona’s economy was one […]

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BBB Wise Giving Tips: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, countries across the world observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase support and awareness of this disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. women. Yet, the World Health Organization (WHO) does offer some promising data, showing the probability of cancer deaths decreasing steadily from […]

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Arizona Leads West In Income Growth

Arizona’s median household income rose by 15.2% over the latest three-year recording period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That was the highest growth among western and mountain states, and higher than Texas and Florida. The Census data, which compares income growth averaged between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019, indicates that the median household income […]

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Fox News: Arizona’s Coronavirus Mitigation Measures May Be Behind 75% Drop In Daily Cases In August: CDC

Daily coronavirus cases in Arizona fell by 75% by late August, possibly in correlation with stricter mitigation measures, per a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The agency looked at Arizona’s daily virus cases and seven-day moving averages from Jan. 22 to Aug. 7 in the context of mitigation measures to assess the efficacy of these strategies. This relationship carries a […]

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McSally Secures Protections for Tribes’ Affordable Housing Funding

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced today that tribes will not lose future Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding as a result of the CARES Act funding they received. Following a letter McSally sent last week to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Agency is exempting tribes from the disbursement requirement that would have reduced the amount of future IHBG funding that […]

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Setting a ‘Day of the Dead’ Ofrenda in Your Home

For the past 17 years, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces has presented the Celebraciones de la Gente, a Day of the Dead celebration, in partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA). This year, COVID has changed all that. “We’ve had to rethink all our events this year, including Celebraciones de la Gente,” said MNA’s Kristan Hutchison. […]

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Riding the Rails with Roger

Some things are the same, such as the dramatic canyon views as the train follows the winding Verde River, but there are new and exciting additions to the magical 20-mile journey from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and back on the historic Verde Canyon Railroad (VCRR). Traveling on tracks carved out of rugged landscapes in 1912, the […]

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Scientists Share Findings of COVID-19 Genomic Research

As Arizona scientists conduct the most extensive genomic sequencing of COVID-19 of any state, they credit early public health response for preventing an outbreak in late January. Also, they say the data show public health interventions do work, including testing, tracing and isolating, to control the virus. In a news briefing on Sept. 15, the […]

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