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A 'collision of crises' is leaving thousands in Tucson struggling with electric bills

Record heat, unemployment and a pandemic are adding to household financial troubles.

As some movie theaters reopen, it's still too soon for The Loft Cinema

The independent theater is betting on outdoor shows and "virtual cinema."

Greater scrutiny on fraudulent unemployment claims in Arizona

DES has paid out more than $9 billion in unemployment insurance benefits during the pandemic.

Arizona unemployment continues to grow

The unemployment picture is improving nationally, but not in Arizona.

Rio Nuevo considering financial boost to keep some Tucson events afloat

A few of the city's popular music and sporting events may get a piece of up to $250,000 in aid.

Travel restrictions at the border strain Nogales’s economy

But other areas of the city are continuing to grow.

Arizona hotels look to aid from HOPE Act to stay open

Nearly 50 million people traveled to Arizona last year. That won't be the case this year.

Arizona unemployment rate rises above national average

The hospitality and construction industries lost the most jobs in the state.

Gov. Ducey offers grants to bars, gyms forced to close

Theaters and water parks also qualify for grants.

AZ weekly unemployment shows slight increase

After a few weeks of dropping, the unemployment numbers are on the rise.

Arizona plans to use federal unemployment supplement, but not add to it

A presidential order would add $300 dollars to state unemployment benefits.

Arizona construction contracts on the rise despite pandemic

Contracting revenue is up 20% from last year.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

Nearly 20,000 Arizona businesses received federal PPP loans

Construction and health care companies were some of the biggest beneficiaries.

Arizona unemployment payments see large drop

Last week was the first week that people on unemployment did not get a $600 federal addition.

Arizona Medicaid recipients topped 2 million after five-month surge

The surge follows skyrocketing unemployment in the state, as COVID-19 shutdowns have shuttered industries.

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