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Episode 174: Slow But Steady Rebound for Arizona's Economy

Economists have released their forecast; what are businesses looking for in the workforce? What do coming years hold for state's growth?

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AZ Week: State Economic Growth Slow But Steady, Experts Say

Tucson job growth under 1% since 2012, will continue lagging for couple more years, report figures show.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection marijuana seizure on July 7, 2013, near Naco, Ariz.

Episode 173: Effects of 'El Chapo' Capture in Drug World; Will He Be Extradited?

Local border and legal experts discuss Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman's capture, his drug lord legacy, what the future holds for Sinaloa Cartel.

AZ Week: 'El Chapo Will Never Be Extradited to US'

After an extensive manhunt one of most wanted drug lords Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman was captured in Feb.; many argue Mexico will never hand him over to US trial system.

AZ Week: 'Campaigns Could Be Playground for Billionaires'

SCOTUS recently ruled there should be no limits in campaign financial contributions; ASU political science professor says this could change political landscape in an unbalanced way.

Arizona State Capitol

Episode 172: Campaign Finance Reports, Legislative Session Adjourns

AZPM's Christopher Conover, Andrea Kelly discuss the finances; ruling over campaign finance; a look back at legislative highlights.

Crew installing solar panels at Tucson's Soleng Tom Elementary School in April 2014.

Episode 171: Solar Energy in Arizona, From Thermal Plants to Local Schools

The community of Gila Bend is home to the world's largest solar thermal energy plant; TUSD installing solar panels in more than 40 of its schools; insight from Arizona Corporation Commission.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

TUSD children in classroom.

AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

A classroom in the Vail School District in suburban Tucson.

Episode 170: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Atop Mount Lemmon, north of Tucson, remnants of wildfire.

Episode 169: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

AZ Week: Once Ground Zero, Border Sees Improvements

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Episode 168: Border Once a Ground Zero, Sees Improvements, BP Agents Say

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

AZ Week: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

Yuma is often called the winter vegetable capital of the world.

Episode 167: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

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