NAU Economic Policy Institute

Economists at Northern Arizona University surveyed about 400 businesses in Coconino County and Sedona to see how they’re coping with the economic shutdown. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports on their findings.


Economic analysts say the tourism and hospitality industries will likely be hit especially hard from the fallout of COVID-19. A recent report from the Brookings Institution lists Flagstaff as the 10th most vulnerable area in the country. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

The Arizona Legislature is looking to diminish the influence of experts on the boards that license and discipline engineers, certified public accountants, barbers and a variety of other professionals. 

The Arizona Department of Revenue says more than $45 million of the states’ billion-dollar unclaimed property fund belongs to people whose last known address is in northern Arizona. 

The Navajo Nation is looking to Arizona utilities that shared in the power generated on the reservation to help make up for the financial losses from the coal industry.