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Pandemic’s impact on Arizona’s industries and what recovery may look like

A discussion with University of Arizona economist George Hammond.

Some gyms taking slow approach to reopening in Arizona

Not every gym or pool in the state is rushing to get back to business after closing due to COVID-19.

Arizona restaurants face choice of whether, and how, to invite diners inside

Restaurants are deciding whether to risk further spreading the deadly coronavirus or face the financial consequences of keeping doors closed.

Some restaurants reopen, others say it's 'too soon'

Several hundred business owners signed a letter opposing open dining rooms.

Problems with unemployment mean some Arizonans miss checks

The weekly unemployment numbers continue to be a mixed bag.

Worry, caution likely to linger for many shoppers despite reopening, professor says

A UA consumer sciences professor expects consumers will need to see certain precautions from retailers before feeling safe.

Some Arizona businesses starting process of reopening

A group of business owners say the move to reopen is coming too soon.

Recommended or required? Ducey issues guidelines for barbershops and salons to reopen

Some business owners have struggled to interpret the guidance coming from the governor's office.

Financial impacts of pandemic vary among Southern Arizona nonprofits

Safety-net groups are faring better than cultural attractions.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Federal government releases delayed coronavirus relief funds to tribes

A lawsuit that questioned what entities qualified as tribal governments delayed the roll out of money from the CARES Act.

Latest Arizona unemployment numbers a mixed bag

The number of first-time filers is still going down, but the number of those on unemployment continues to rise.

Ducey sets dates to open dine-in services, hair salons

The governor outlined a plan to reopen more businesses and services, saying the return will be gradual.

Trump’s Phoenix trip first in weeks, as he aims to ‘move around’ more

The planned tour of a Honeywell facility making N95 masks is the president's first trip away from the Washington area in more than a month.

UA releases revised furlough, pay cut plan

On Friday, President Robbins announced modifications to the ranges of salaries and respective cuts, while canceling furloughs for the lowest earners.

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