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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.

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.

Solar panels

Prior Election Looms over Corporation Commission Race

Candidates say 2014 dark-money funding shows need to refocus the commission.

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.

Are Presidential Candidates' Economic Plans Viable?

Also, analyses of the first debate, a discussion of the youth vote and more.

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.

Mexican pesos

Mexican Peso Rallies After US Presidential Debate

But economists in Mexico say other factors have a greater impact on the currency's value.

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.

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