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Downtown Phoenix, 2009.

Phoenix-Area Homebuilders Look to Refugees, Former Inmates To Fill Labor Gap

The workforce has not kept up with the demand in fields like masonry, plumbing and framing.

ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, ā€œIā€™m having fun!ā€ 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.

September Sees Back-to-School Boost for Arizona Employment

The start of the academic year means roughly 30,000 people were hired last month, according to state data.

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.

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.

crowded traffic on highway

'Mariposa Road' Improvements Moved Up Two Years

Phase one of SR 189 rebuild will start in 2019.

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.

Samantha Felix and Jesse Pablo run TOCA's Project Oidag, which means "garden." Click to listen to them describe their work teaching youth about traditional foods.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

What Can Politicians Actually Do To Improve the Economy?

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

Arizona Unemployment Drops, Halts Four-Month Trend

Hiring for the school year added 31,100 jobs to the state's economy in August.

Tucson Housing Market Rebounds After Weak July

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

Tucson's Exports Near $2.5 Billion in 2015

Tech industries helped push local businesses' worldwide trade.

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