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Arizona committee approves measure to ease SNAP requirements for ex-felons

A bill, sponsored by Snowflake Republican Rep. Walt Blackman, to help individuals in Arizona with drug-related felony convictions keep food on the table cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, taking its first step toward becoming law. ... Read more»

Hungry holidays: Break from school means break from meals for some kids

Holidays bring a break from schoolwork for students, but for more than a half-million Arizona children they can also mean a break from their only reliable source of a nutritious meal – the subsidized school meal. ... Read more»

As demand surges, advocates worry food stamps miss eligible families

The number of food stamp recipients in Arizona has surged over the past year, but advocates worry that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is still only reaching a portion of those eligible for assistance. ... Read more»

Advocates worry 'food insecurity' gains could be upended by COVID-19

Advocates fear that years of steady improvements in the level of “food insecurity” among Arizona children could be reversed this year by the economic toll of COVID-19, a shift that could have long-lasting effects.... Read more»

Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand

The past four months have been a roller coaster for Arizona dairy farms, as the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way some of their biggest clients did business.... Read more»

No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

Candidates across Arizona and the nation have suspended rallies and in-person canvassing, and have their campaign staffers work from home because of the coronavirus. In addition to the challenge reaching voters, COVID-19 brings competition for financial donations and media attention.... Read more»

Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.... Read more»