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Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

Lawmakers and advocates push back on wall construction during pandemic

Groups say project funding should be used on COVID-19 supplies and relief.

Local company with millions in cash gets federal stimulus loan

The government is now asking many publicly-traded companies to give the money back.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 24

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: State expands COVID testing, changes to political campaigns, wildfire impacts and more.

Ripple effects of global coronavirus pandemic rattle Arizona’s farming industry

Hard hit nations big importers of one Marana farm's crops.

Southern Arizona businesses passed over for aid, as Congress approves second round of funding

Those left to fend for themselves say the help is too little too late.

Economic uncertainty continues during COVID-19 pandemic

Even with federal relief, many people and businesses are still struggling financially.

Arizona distributed $150M in unemployment claims last week

The money included a federal increase in benefits.

Federal aid can't come soon enough for tourism industry

Many businesses dependent on travel have been hurting since February.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

UA Pres. Robbins says economic impact of pandemic 'is dire'

The university anticipates a shortfall of at least $250 million, largely due to tuition losses.

UA president proposes furloughs, pay cuts for 16,000 employees

Robbins says he and senior vice presidents have already taken pay cuts.

Tucson and Rio Nuevo providing aid as federal help grinds to a halt

Zero-interest loans and grants are available for immediate needs.

Coronavirus relief payments start landing in Arizonans’ bank accounts

An estimated 80% of residents in the state will get a payment from the federal government.

Unemployment payments straining Arizona budget

Unemployment payments are up $21 million over the previous week.

Pima County launches new hotline, website to help displaced workers

Both aim to help people file for unemployment and get connected to job resources.

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