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Hundreds of Bus Drivers on Strike in Phoenix Area

It began early Thursday as the aftermath of a labor dispute between a transit union and a transportation company.

Phyllis Brodsky, Program Coordinator for Project FOCUS, discusses the pilot program at the University of Arizona that helps young adults with intellectual disabilities experience college life.

College Student Poverty Rate Higher Than Average

Census Bureau says in AZ, 46.9% of those not living with relatives are below federal threshold.

Tucson Ex-Mayor Named Honorary Consul to Korea

Walkup says he already has begun emphasizing 'commerce and trade' as key components of relationship.

Nonprofit to Turn Motel into Housing for Homeless

Chicanos Por La Causa purchased Phoenix property in 2012, plans to open by winter.

Pima County Asks for Resident Input on Borrowing Plan

Bond issue intended for 2014 election ballot; 140 proposals must be culled to get figure to $600M or less.

Tucson Area Joblessness Rises; Summer Break Cited

12,000 education jobs off the books, while private sector added 1,000 in June, state reports.

Gasoline Prices on Rise Around AZ

Statewide average up 3 cents to $3.57 in a week; Tucson lowest at $3.40, Flagstaff highest at $3.75.

Christie Van Cleve, a licensed raptor rehabilitator, shows off an owl.

AZ Nature Festivals Can Boost Local Economy

Birding events in Tucson, Sierra Vista attract visitors from around the state and country.

Border Mayors Talk Immigration, Cross-Border Economics

Members of the Arizona-Sonora Border Mayors Coalition discuss future plans for their towns.

Monsoon rain is a common Tucson attraction during the month of July.

Watch Out for Possible Monsoon-Repair Scams

The Better Business Bureau warns consumers about faux contractors coming into to town during the rainy season.

Arizona Budget puzzle

AZ Revenues Above Budget for Fiscal 2012-13

Legislative budget analysts report $9.13B brought to state coffers, 1.7% ahead of projections.

2/6/12

Rural/Metro Struggles to Pay Its Bills

The Scottsdale-based emergency service provider missed a debt payment.

Teresa Ramsey, formerly homeless veteran.

Tucson Goal: House Hundreds of Homeless Vets in 2.5 Years

Mayor Rothschild, city stepping up to national challenge, hopes to lead example for other communities.

House for sale

Tucson HUD Office Set to Close

Among 4 regional offices being closed as federal housing agency undergoes major restructuring.

Brian Mayer, an environmental sociologist, talks about the impact that the BP oil spill has had on the Gulf Coast and the area is coming back from the devastating environmental disaster.

Gulf Oil Spill Aftermaths in Tourism, Seafood

The two important industries struggle to make a comeback.

AZ Week: Poverty Comes to Suburbs

New face of hardship emerges among middle class on edges of Phoenix, Tucson metro areas.

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