economy

3TV/CBS 5

Arizona Supreme Court justices weighing a challenge to a voter-approved increase in the minimum wage appeared to question Thursday how they could overturn the measure and still leave intact citizens' right to pass laws that's been in place since statehood.

 

Arizona's unemployment rate in January was 5 percent, unchanged from December as nearly all economic sectors reported job losses.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

Communities on the Navajo and Hopi Nations are bracing for what they say will be devastating economic fallout after the owners of a coal-fired power plant in Arizona decided to close the location.

Michael Friberg, special to ProPublica

Owners of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona are expected to vote on its future, considering options that include a possible closure within a few years.

The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block a minimum wage boost approved by voters that affects hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers.

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