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What's happening in your community? Read what the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun reporters have been working on, or share what you see happening around town! 

 

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Controversial Maricopa County review of 2020 election reaffirms Biden's win

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A controversial review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County reaffirmed that Joe Biden received more votes than Donald Trump.

The hand recount tallied 99 additional votes for Biden and 261 fewer votes for Trump than the official count. 

Here is an article from AZ Mirror last night with a draft summary of the report.

What are your thoughts on the Maricopa County election audit, and how do you feel about the results?

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Kevin MurphyStaff Member
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Board of Supervisors voted on consolidating voter precincts, redrawing of Justice Precincts

On Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors met to vote on consolidating voter precincts and redrawing the county's Justice Precincts.

Reporter Mary Glen Hatcher breaks down the results of both votes and goes into further details from the meeting in this article.

Do you think consolidating voter precincts in the area is a good idea?

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Local restaurants are experiencing staff shortages

The pandemic has intensified staffing issues at local restaurants in an industry that experiences high turnover in normal conditions.

Unemployment stimulus for the jobless and economic-impact payments are significant roadblocks to restaurants hiring and keeping reliable employees.

The effects of COVID-19 also include issues in the supply chain, which causes an increase in food prices and leads to menu changes.

For more information, read this article by Kitty Bottemiller.

Do you think the unemployment stimulus and economic-impact payments have put an undue burden on local restaurants to operate? 

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Local rent prices are rising

Several factors are causing local rental prices to increase, including a short supply of properties and a high demand.

Rent prices in the area have increased by 10 percent or more in the last year.

For more information, read this article by Kitty Bottemiller

This interesting article from Bloomberg by Prashant Gopal highlights the issue on a national level.

Have you had to deal with rising rent prices, or do you know someone who has?

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