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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - AZ: Senior

PHOENIX - The arts in Arizona may soon be ready to save hearts ... and lives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts will start taking applications next week for 30 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), to be placed in nonprofit arts and cultural facilities. Commission director Robert Booker says so

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona social workers say the state's safety net will be shredded if the budget standoff forces a partial government shutdown next week. Carol Stambaugh, Arizona director for the National Association of Social Workers, says so-called non-essential services will be suspended, inc

Phoenix AZ - A non-profit Phoenix-area human services agency is using profit-making strategies to help further its mission. Interfaith Community Care president Michelle Dionisio says their new "Birt's Bistro and Bookstore" in Surprise is part of a social center for older adults. "It's a local neigh

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona lawmakers have only 30 days to avoid a state government shutdown by passing a budget that fixes a $3 billion shortfall. Republican legislative leaders say the biggest deficit in state history must be erased with more spending cuts and no tax increase. But Republican Gov.

Phoenix, AZ – A new group wants to restore state funding for human and social services using a combination of stimulus money, accounting changes and tax increases. More than two dozen Arizona organizations have formed the Arizona Budget Coalition, which staged a State Capitol news conference T

Phoenix, AZ – Local community leaders across the state are calling on lawmakers and the governor to restore funding for critical human services. In a letter to Governor Brewer and all 90 lawmakers, volunteer board members from 60 non-profit agencies say recent budget cuts threaten their public

Phoenix, AZ – The future of Arizona's middle class may hang in the balance as workers await more details on President-elect Obama's job-creating public works plan, according to a major Arizona labor leader. Jim McLaughlin, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 39, sa

Phoenix, AZ - Supporters of an Arizona ballot initiative contend its intent is to prohibit government from dictating health care choices, but opponents call it an attempt to forestall any kind of universal health care. Furthermore, they say, it would forever enshrine "medical freedom of choice" in t

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