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More KUAZ Featured from Feb 2014

Members of the Tucson Bus Riders Union protest proposed bus fare increases outside the Tucson City Council meeting Feb. 19, 2014.

Tucson Bus Riders Face Higher Fares, Service Cuts

City Council needs more revenue, expense savings to erase deficit; public hearings start next month on issues.

Feb 20, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Immigration Poll: Equal Number Prioritize Reform, Border Security

First time in years the numbers received equal support; figures come after House Republicans say issue unlikely to progress this year.

Feb 18, 2014
After four difficult years, Arizona's housing market is beginning to show new signs of life.

AZ Foreclosure Filings Drop to Pre-Recession Levels

January's report ranks AZ 17th in the country; there were 2,363 last month, according to RealtyTrac.

Feb 13, 2014
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Rosemont Mine Formal Objection Period Nearing Its Close

Public can weigh in on proposed mine until Feb. 14, ending a 45-day period for response to Coronado National Forest's environmental impact statement.

Feb 12, 2014
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Canadian Corp Plans to Purchase Rosemont's Parent Company

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals' CEO says proposed mine southeast of Tucson is a solid project for them to take over.

Feb 10, 2014
Crews work on the field at Kino Stadium during an off day for the Tucson Padres.

New Group Proposes Pro Baseball in Tucson

Independent league wants to place team at Kino Stadium; financial, leasing issues, legacy of failure stand in way.

Jan 17, 2014
Michael McDonald, the new CEO of the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank, discusses the changes that are going to be coming to the bank.

New Food Bank CEO Focuses on Broad Food Availability Issues

Michael McDonald started in early Jan. after years at Habitat for Humanity; says they need to provide more than just food.

Jan 15, 2014
Arizona Budget puzzle

Financial Issues Topping List in 2014 for Tucson, Pima County

Budget deficits, lagging economy, lead local governments to look to job creation.

Jan 7, 2014
Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Formal Objections Begin for Rosemont Copper Project

Groups who participated in public comment can now file complaints on plan for the next 45 days.

Jan 6, 2014
Economist George Hammond talks about the state of the Arizona economy.

Forecast: Tucson Recession Jobs Lost Recovered by 2016

City added 6,000 jobs in past year in what economists point to as sign of improvement, with pace to continue.

Dec 13, 2013
1/17/13 Nicolina Patin. People sitting on benches at festival enjoying the sunny day.

4th Ave Street Fair Brings Millions into Community Each Year

Biannual fair usually brings hundreds of thousands of people; vendors make a huge chunk of their income in that weekend alone.

Dec 12, 2013
Tucson City Hall

City Budget Shortfall in July 2014 Could Be $15M

Expenses, such as streetcar operations, pension costs, expected to exceed revenues, precise calculations not yet available.

Dec 5, 2013
Tucson city hall building.

Tucson Council Winners Sworn In, Face Immediate Budget Challenges

Three incumbents start new four-year term today, all say long-term budget fixes are priority.

Dec 3, 2013

New Study Shows Trade Relationships in North America

In honor of the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, Brookings' Institution released examination of international trade between region's 100 major metro areas.

Nov 18, 2013
The fence separating the U.S. from Mexico in Nogales, Ariz.

AZ Business Groups Lobby for Immigration Reform

US businesses head to DC, including AZ Chamber visiting all 9 AZ House members to cite positive economic impact.

Oct 30, 2013

North AZ Towns Losing Millions Over Closure of Grand Canyon

Government shutdown costing the region about $12M, estimates say; town of Tusayan has felt much impact since most income comes from canyon's tourism.

Oct 10, 2013

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