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Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?

Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains.

Rio Nuevo remains 'bullish' on downtown development despite revenue loss

The economic development district is planning for a nearly 40% loss in revenue.

Overall Arizona weekly unemployment shows slight drop

Self-employed claims dropped but regular unemployment jumped last week.

Ducey orders closure of bars, movie theaters and gyms, delays start of school

The temporary order, which also bans some mass gatherings, goes into effect Monday night.

You may know how you feel about a social issue, but have you asked yourself why?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A Tucson nurse on being a coronavirus survivor; the stage lights are back on at Invisible Theatre; and a look back at the cinematic paradox of "La Jetée".

Pandemic shopping habits will be slow to change, says UA researcher

Practices like online shopping and curbside pickup are likely to continue past mask requirements.

Tucson's Invisible Theatre bringing back in-person shows

The nonprofit hopes to maintain a live theater experience with distancing and reduced capacity, amid growing COVID-19 case numbers.

Arizona housing growth tees up opportunity for water investors

As Central Arizona booms, Phoenix exurbs are looking to rural areas for more water.

Tucson Mayor Romero makes masks mandatory in public

A city proclamation requires face coverings in settings where physical distancing is "difficult or impossible" starting Saturday morning.

Support for black-owned businesses a lifeline amid pandemic

As many as 40% of black-owned businesses could disappear.

Rincon Market locked out after owner fails to pay rent

The neighborhood grocery store opened in 1926.

Statewide curfew delays restaurant reopenings

Tucson's Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails reopens Friday — one week later than planned.

Arizona unemployment numbers continue to rise

The number of people on unemployment topped 740,000 in Arizona.

Continued unemployment claims still climbing in Arizona

Self-employed filers continue to drive claims up.

Tucson retailers adapt to new customer expectations

Retailers are shortening hours and emphasizing appointments.

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