Arizona


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Arizona Millennial Volunteers to Work Polls to Protect the Elderly

Most poll workers in Arizona are retirees in their 60s and 70s who are at elevated risk for COVID-19, so younger volunteers are stepping up to help.

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Arizona Expected to Be Hit Hardest by Incoming ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Arizona’s eviction and foreclosure rates were already double the national average before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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These Young Arizona Immigrants Can’t Vote. But They’re Helping Others Do So This Fall.

A group of undocumented youth are working to get 25,000 people to the polls to vote in the November election — because they can't.

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Ylenia Aguilar Was Once Undocumented. Now, She Votes for Those Who Can’t.

"To me, the American Dream meant having the right to vote," says Ylenia Aguilar, who ran for election the same year she became a citizen.

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Dozens of Arizona Teachers Quit While Schools Attempt to Reopen Classrooms

Some teachers have received minimal supplies, including one bottle of cleaning spray per educator and a small number of face coverings.

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Almost One-Third of Arizonans Are Now on Medicaid After Mass Unemployment

More than 160,000 Arizonans have signed up for Medicaid since coronavirus-related shutdowns began in March.

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ACLU Leader: We Need Counselors, Not Cops

Arizona's student-to-counselor ratio is the worst in the nation, with only one counselor for every 905 students.