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A talk on safety at Southern Arizona Construction Career Days 2016.

Businesses Work to Attract Students to Trades Careers

More than 1,100 kids attended Southern Arizona Construction Days, an event organizer said.

Mexican treasury secretary José Antonio Meade, left, and Agustín Carstens, governor of the Central Bank of Mexico, offered a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Palacio Nacional, the executive's main office in Mexico City, to detail their plan to fight market uncertainty after the U.S. elections.

Mexico Moves to Allay Economic Uncertainty After US Election

Mexican government officials worked to reinforce economic ties between the two countries.

Field workers harvest lettuce in Yuma, February 2015.

Arizona Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour

Prop. 206 makes changes to requirements and conditions for paid sick time.

Overlooking the Tucson metropolitan area.

Tucson Housing Prices Grow Faster Than US Average

Tucson home prices grew by 5.3 percent in the past year, realtors association data show.

Fluctuating Peso Felt on Both Sides of the Border

Some economists say it moves in relation to presidential candidate favorability numbers.

Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Study Reports Fastest-Growing Wage Gap is Among Latinas

The average Latina is paid 54 cents for every dollar a white male counterpart earns.

The Unofficial Piñata Poll: Trump Beating Clinton

Political characters have been good for local businesses.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

A streetcar moves through downtown Tucson.

Tucson Event Will Celebrate 'State of Downtown'

Rio Nuevo and the Downtown Tucson Partnership will recognize development milestones.

Kathleen Eriksen, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership.

Downtown Tucson the Place to Be, Partnership's New CEO Says

Kathleen Eriksen takes over leadership of public-private entity in midst of renaissance.

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, “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.

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.

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