Per the new report, in the West, business applications increased 8.0 percent between January and February, from about 93,693 to 101,841 applications.
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Hobbs Vetoes Bill That Banned ‘Critical Race Theory’ in Arizona Schools
Gov. Katie Hobbs has issued her 16th veto, nixing a bill that would have banned the teaching of critical race theory in Arizona schools.
Hobbs Signs Executive Order Establishing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Task Force
For the first time in history, an Arizona governor signed an executive order to officially establish a task force focused on addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis.
AZ Senate Passes Bill to Cut Unemployment Benefits
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.
App Aimed at Helping Schools Deal with Student Mental Health, Threats
Arizona state legislators want to give school districts more options in dealing with student mental health issues, and threats to student safety.
Poison Control, Dispensaries on Alert as Kids Who Accidentally Eat Marijuana Edibles Rises
The number of children who mistake edible marijuana for candy is on the rise, with panicked parents calling Arizona poison control centers for help. Nearly 60% of 394 pediatric cannabis incidents last year required a hospital visit, experts said.
Expert: AZ Among SW States in Worst Drought in 1,200 Years
Despite Arizona and other Southwestern states experiencing a wetter winter, experts say the region is enduring the worst drought in 1,200 years.
Families Are Taking a Hit as Pandemic Aid Ends, Inflation Continues
Forty million people in the U.S. are having difficulty affording household expenses, and a little more than 25 million people say they sometimes or often do not have enough to eat, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent Household Pulse survey data.
Critics Say Arizona Book Ban Bill Could Marginalize Trans Kids
Republican lawmakers say there’s no place for sexual books in schools, but critics of a law proposed in the Arizona Senate argue that the bill could lead to the marginalization of transgender and gender fluid students.
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.