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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.

Grand Canyon

AZ Politicians, Others Offer to Pay to Reopen Grand Canyon

US Interior Department is considering for state, private money to operate national parks closed during government shutdown, budget battle.

As of September, all of Southern Arizona's municipal baseball stadiums will be vacant.

Future of Baseball in Southern AZ May Be in Limbo

As stadiums seat empty and amid future move of the Tucson Padres to El Paso for the 2014 season.

AZ Food Prices Up 6% in 3 Months, Survey Says

Year-over increase 3.5% in third quarter, reports Federation Marketbasket Survey of 16 basic items.

Food Bank Donates Food Boxes to Workers Affected by Shutdown

Taking more than 600 to Grand Canyon National Park on Tuesday for those who haven't worked since partial gov shutdown began last Tuesday.

Warning sign along northbound Interstate 17 in metropolitan Phoenix, Oct. 6, 2013.

Elected Officials in AZ Continue Shutdown Criticism

GOP lawmaker: 'Mean-spirited actions' by Obama; Dem congressman: 'Congress failing to do its job.'

Report: AZ Public Service Shouldn't Change Solar Power Rates

APS wants to change rates by either dropping it down to what commercial solar producers get, or charging residential solar customers a fee between $50, $100.

Feature on how babies learn language. Researchers at the University of Arizona have tested thousands of babies at the Tweety Lab and have discovered children are not necessarily "sponges" soaking up everything they can learn but are actually quite selective.

WIC in Pima County Funded Through October

Federal shutdown isn't affecting the Women, Infant and Children program yet, which reaches more than 300,000 people in AZ per year.

Raytheon Missile Systems

AZ Week: UA Engineers Big Find for Raytheon

Defense contractor hires more from Tucson school than any other in country, spokesman says.

ASU President Michael Crow and UA President Ann Weaver Hart at TREO higher-education forum Sept. 25, 2013.

AZ Week: Higher Ed Adjusting to Talent Needs

Shift to knowledge-based economy of skilled workers, thinkers has universities rethinking their approaches.

Man checking out at business

Tucson Launches Help Line for Small Businesses

Goal is to aid businesses that want to come to the city, those already here, entrepreneurs, start-ups, program director says.

Possible MX Border Sales Tax Hike May Bring More Shoppers to US

Proposed increase from 11% to 16% in northern, southern Mexican border cities; Tucson's, other border cities 8% rate could attract more tourism to shop.

Green Power Project Hits Roadblock

Proposed power lines in New Mexico would carry wind, solar power in Southwest; held up by proximity to military site.

Arizona Budget puzzle

Latinos Strong in Economic Recovery, Report Suggests

Study finds Latino-owned businesses have doubled in number in a decade to 67,500, with more expansion planned.

More Than 25% of Tucson Population Below Poverty Level

Although figures higher than 2008's 20.9%, percentage stalled since 2011, increasing a mere 0.1%

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

State Revenues Rise, Driven by Construction

Taxes paid by contractors up 18% in first two months of fiscal year; overall income slightly above budget.

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