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Full Tourism Rebound Could Take Years in Arizona

The governor recently announced a new tourism initiative that will be funded with over $100 million in federal aid.

Mexico travel restrictions extended at ports through August 21

Despite the loss of retail dollars from fewer Mexican shoppers, trade between the U.S. and Mexico is thriving.

Pandemic-related struggles continue for longtime Nogales boot maker

The future of the family business remains unknown.

Nogales mayor eager to see port travel restrictions lifted

Restrictions have been in place for over a year.

Priorities laid out in Tucson’s new spending plan

Plus, how the city plans to continue addressing challenges brought on by the pandemic.

Industries experiencing labor shortages in Arizona

The president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry says nurses are in high demand.

PCC expands programs for in-demand trade jobs

Tony Paniagua also hears from people about why they chose careers in trade professions.

Raising awareness of aphasia, one stone at a time.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The plans to create a Tucson Gastronomy Collective to celebrate the unique flavors of Tucson; and a 5th grader and her family embark on a road trip from Sheboygan to Tucson.

Data analysis shows low investment in kids futures across Arizona

The state rank 40th across the country after comparing 2019 factors in their health, education, economic status and families.

Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections

The Arizona Senate has passed a $12.8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that contains massive income tax cuts

Arizona restaurants faced with hiring challenges

The industry experienced more than $2 billion in lost sales in 2020.

Patio extensions pop up at Tucson restaurants

A popular program is providing an economic boost during the Pandemic

Arizona GOP budget deal envisions massive income tax cut

Plan would implement a flat 2.5% income tax that cuts $1.5 billion a year from state revenue

City of Tucson to receive more than $135 million in federal COVID relief funds

Mayor Regina Romero says a special focus will be given to address housing affordability gaps worsened by pandemic.

Lumber shortage leads to rising home prices, calls for tariff reductions

Canadian officials are pushing for reduced tariffs on the lumber it exports to the U.S.

Independent federal labor agency issues new complaint against Asarco

The new charges relate to unfair labor practices, such as bad faith bargaining and failure to rehire employees who went on strike.

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