Arizona economy

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in demand for food and other basic supplies, but new research from Northern Arizona University shows supply chains are still intact. The FEWSION project uses big data to map the sustainability of food, water, and energy systems in the United States. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with project lead Ben Ruddell about how those systems remain resilient in a crisis.

Melissa Sevigny

The new restrictions on businesses in Flagstaff to slow the spread of COVID-19 have left employees facing an uncertain two weeks. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Melissa Sevigny

Local businesses are scrambling to cope after the City of Flagstaff announced widespread closures and restrictions as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Restaurants and bars are now banned from serving food and drinks on their premises. Collins Irish Pub in downtown Flagstaff was preparing for their annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration when the new restriction was announced. They’ll end the party early tonight at 8 p.m. when the 15-day restriction takes effect.

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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted in support of expanded mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon. They say a federal ban on new uranium claims has hurt the area’s economic prospects. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.6% in December, down from 4.7% in November as the state's economy added 6,500 nonfarm jobs.