Excessive Heat Warning issued for 9 Arizona counties

According to the National Weather Service, the heat warning goes into effect at 10 a.m. on August 24 and is set to expire at 8 p.m. on August 28. The warning covers most of the Valley, including Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Deer Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Queen Creek.

Arizona's unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent

Arizona seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent in June as the labor force increased by nearly 10,400 from the previous month while the state's economy lost 44,600 nonfarm jobs.