Business and Economics

Pascua Yaqui Tribe temporarily closing Casino del Sol and Casino of the Sun; Desert Diamond follows suit

Mar 18, 2020 The tribe expects it will take a significant financial hit as it shutters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Tucson restricting gathering places, making changes to transit

Mar 18, 2020 The city declared a local emergency as it joins communities all over working to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food bank starting 'drive-through' distribution and prepping for increased need

Mar 17, 2020 The organization also says it has increased its hygienic practices and canceled one of its top fundraising events of the year.

Rio Nuevo steps in to save Fox Tucson Theatre, but other downtown projects uncertain

Mar 17, 2020 A drop in sales tax due to the novel coronavirus could hamstring downtown redevelopment, the board chairman said.

Tax prep sessions canceled due to coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 Locals counting on free help filing will have to go it alone due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

As gigs get canceled, fundraiser aims to help keep Tucson musicians afloat

Mar 17, 2020 Performers are losing income as the city's venues cancel events or go dark to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Ducey recommends Arizonans avoid going out: 'Our advice is don't'

Mar 17, 2020 The governor's response to the novel coronavirus does not go as far as other states.

"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"

Mar 11, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.

Pima County resident diagnosed with 'presumptive' COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 The person traveled to an area with community spread of the new coronavirus, according to a release.

CBP moving to new airport location to streamline operations

Mar 6, 2020 The airport authority announced a $1.8 million plan to renovate the airport’s old executive terminal for CBP use.

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

Mar 5, 2020 With the recent closure of the Navajo Generating Station, Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles.

Groups say development incentives are gentrifying Tucson

Mar 4, 2020 Activists say GPLET agreements drive up rents. The reality is more complicated.

Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona challenge to California tax law

Feb 25, 2020 The challenge came over a tax California collects from Arizona companies "doing business" in that state.

UA seniors discuss factors determining their next steps

Feb 21, 2020 Lorraine Rivera met with students in the Blue Chip Leadership program.

UA finds a third of undergrads stay in the Tucson metro area after graduation

Feb 21, 2020 A university office conducts the survey to add data to the conversation about what students do after graduating.

What’s drawing newcomers to Tucson?

Feb 21, 2020 The Tucson Metro Chamber is tracking trends behind the city's growth.

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