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Arizona legislators report receiving dozens of complimentary trips in 2021

Financial disclosures published earlier this month show Arizona legislators took at least 67 trips last year on someone else's dime.

Job hunting and hiring in Southern Arizona

This week, The Buzz examines the difficulty that employers are facing in hiring workers and talks to job seekers about their hunts for work.

How is Arizona using its border security fund?

Gov. Ducey wants to add $50 million to the fund. But most of the money already in the fund has not been spent.

The future of trains, infrastructure and the RTA in Southern Arizona

This week, The Buzz is all about transportation.

Arizona has long embraced voting by mail but it could get harder

A flurry of legislation could change where Arizonans vote and how those votes are counted.

Facing vacancies, police departments seek to hire officers

Recruiters are looking for qualified applicants.

Two Southern Arizona leaders on the year ahead

This week, The Buzz speaks with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway.

Could we — should we — build a desalination plant?

Even with money in the budget and the ocean so close, water could still be far away.

As the Colorado River shrinks, can new technology save water on farms? The answer is complicated

Agriculture uses about 80% of the water in the Colorado River basin.

Governor delivers state of the state address

Pledges tax cuts, $1 billion for water, and summer program to help students catch up on learning.

Legislative leaders on the 2022 session

The Buzz examines how water, education, the budget and more could define the session.

From painting in prison to professional artist

Tucson resident makes a life-changing transformation with her talents.

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground?

Some experts say aquifers are overtaxed and shouldn’t be seen as a long-term solution for a region where the water supply is expected to shrink in the decades to come.

Looking back at 2021

The Buzz looks back at some of the staff’s favorite stories of the last year.

The Boneyard helps create a digital twin of a fighter jet

The Air Force and Wichita State students are working together on the project.

Traffic fatalities in Arizona on track this year to surpass 2020

The number of people killed in automobile crashes around Arizona during 2021 could reach the highest level in over a decade.

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