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ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, “I’m having fun!” as she maneuvers the skip loader to turn a pile of wet compost.

Feeding Our Future: Turning Garbage into Gardens

How a group of UA undergraduates are saving the environment.

An Arizona home.

Investors Back in Tucson Housing Market, Not Just to Flip

Firms looking to act as landlords to tap into Tucson's renter population.

There are 400 wild, edible native foods in the Sonoran Desert. This food mandala is made from mesquite, ironwood, cholla cactus buds and cactus seeds.

Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

The answer to future food shortages may be right outside our doors.

Company CEO Jim Cantrell said a Vector rocket is small enough to fit on the back of a commercial truck.

Rocket Manufacturer to Boost Tucson Economy with 200 Jobs

Vector Space Systems will add $225 million to the local GDP over the next five years.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is trying new strategies to solve the root causes of hunger.

Passengers disembark from the first AeroMar plane to land in Tucson.

Tucson-to-Mexico Flights Take to the Skies Once More

AeroMar becomes the first airline to fly from Tucson to Mexican destination in 8 years.

Design drawing for Peach Properties' proposed development of downtown Tucson's Ronstadt Transit Center.

Tucson Council Set to OK Two Big Urban Core Projects

Ronstadt Transit Center's $67M development; land sale for Caterpillar headquarters.

ACC Member Wants Info on TEP Plan to Sell Power to Mexico

A letter posted to TEP's rate case by Tom Forese asks for more data.

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Kathleen Eriksen.

Downtown Tucson Partnership Announces New CEO

Kathleen Eriksen comes to Tucson after running similar efforts in Michigan, California.

A man works on a housing construction site.

Will Prop 206 Boost or Bust Arizona Job Market?

Proponents say current minimum is unlivable; opponents call 206 a job killer.

Tucson City Council Votes to Raise Municipal Bus Fares

City manager hopes new fares can reduce the budget deficit.

What Can Politicians Actually Do To Improve the Economy?

Three experts weigh in on how public policy can improve Arizona's financial well-being.

Chef Cecy Arosemena (left) and Marisol Flores-Aguirre, director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona. The WBC is housed at the YWCA and serves more than a thousand clients a year -- the majority are food entrepreneurs.

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

Agency Cooperation Brought Caterpillar to Tucson, Exec Says

Company considered it an important step in laying groundwork for future.

Event to Focus on Tucson Homebuyer Initiative

University of Arizona hosting an expo to give info about down-payment assistance.

Tucson Housing Market Rebounds After Weak July

Local home sales went up in August after dropping last month.

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