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.
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.
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.
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.