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Affordable senior housing gets harder to find with pandemic

As the housing market tightens, seniors with specific needs have an especially hard time finding a suitable home.

Arizona unemployment rate goes down, but job growth remains slow

The unemployment rate in Arizona fell to below six percent.

Tucson develops plan to allow for more casitas

The city will take public comment on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021.

Employers struggle to find staff while job seekers get better offers

Some job seekers are reevaluating what they want from a job in light of the pandemic, and strapped employers are obliging.

Judge sides with Flagstaff over state in minimum wage fight

A judge has blocked Arizona from collecting $1.1 million from the city of Flagstaff to compensate for its minimum wage that is higher than the state's rate.

House subcommittee hears bill featuring Old Pascua

The bill, introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva, would take the tribally owned lands and put them into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe — making way for a third Pascua Yaqui casino.

New loan fund announced for BIPOC entrepreneurs

The fund was designed by a committee entirely made up of local BIPOC business leaders.

City offers landlords extra incentive to take Title 8 vouchers

The City of Tucson is using federal CARES Act funds towards the incentive.

Writing style might spell the difference between success and failure when applying for a loan

University of Arizona researchers found that deception cues are evident in applications that receive unfavorable responses from investors.

Tucson organizations win $100,000 in prize money for inclusive entrepreneurship

The prize money will go towards expanding prize-winning programs.

Arizona close to recovering number of jobs lost during pandemic

Economist says it should catch up this month or next month.

Raytheon requires employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1

Few Arizonans receiving return-to-work bonuses

Only about 0.14% of the money has made it to the pockets of Arizonans returning to work.

Downtown Tucson gets boost for TV and film projects

The Rio Nuevo District board said it wants to encourage more major TV and film production downtown.

Housing services organizations struggle to keep up with extraordinary demand

Organizations in Tucson are working to keep up with higher demand for services, while the pandemic prevents them from fundraising in person as often as before. They say the eviction moratorium will likely add to the strain.

Statewide emergency rental assistance lags while Pima County outperforms most of the country

A D.C. nonprofit found the state of Arizona has distributed less than 10% of its federal funds, while Pima County is closing in on 80%.

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