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The federal government gave billions to America’s schools for COVID-19 relief. Where did the money go?

After the pandemic shut down schools, the federal government provided about $190 billion in aid to help them respond to the effects of the pandemic - but in the year and a half since, the Education Department has done only limited tracking of how the money has been spent.... Read more»

Arizona cities, counties can begin accessing federal COVID relief funds

States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Pima County allocated $203,421,668.00 and the City of Tucson $135,696,763.00 under the $2 trillion American Recovery Act.... Read more»

10 reasons why public policies rescued the economy

The Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 successively helped the U.S. economy turn itself around. ... Read more»1

Az law enforcement to get $10 million for border work

Arizona law enforcement agencies will share in $10 million in grants for border security work, Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday.... Read more»

World's largest solar plant slated for Gila Bend

The "world's largest solar plant" planned near Gila Bend will receive a $1.45 billion loan guarantee, President Obama announced Saturday. "This plant will be the first large-scale solar plant in the U.S. to actually store the energy it generates for later use – even at night," he said.... Read more»19

A river runs through it

Tombstone school grant pairs technology with San Pedro

Teachers in Tombstone will soon bring the San Pedro River to their classrooms in a unique effort to boost the math skills of students.... Read more»