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Arizona is number 5 growth state in U-Haul rentals

The state saw a spike of in-bound U-Haul trucks over both years of the pandemic.

Arizona sports betting revenue off to soft start

Arizona’s general fund collected just over $1.3 million in taxes during the first two months of legalized sports betting.

Arizona minimum wage going up to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1

Tucson voters approved another minimum wage increase earlier this year.

Construction industry struggling to hire amid demand for housing

The number of construction workers in Arizona took a big hit in the financial crisis and still had not fully recovered when the pandemic set in.

Return-to-work bonus program has paid out less than 15% of funds

The Department of Economic Security has not said how it will use the remainder of the money.

Tucson receives federal grant to develop green jobs and infrastructure plan

The city worked with a coalition of nonprofits, universities and other organizations to write the proposal.

Arizona recovers jobs lost early in pandemic

The unemployment rate also fell below that of February 2020.

A-10 part of Defense spending in Arizona

The NDAA brings millions of dollars into the state.

City invites non-profits and businesses to apply for COVID-19 relief program grants

The money will go towards affordable housing, workforce development and other projects.

Housing prices in Tucson likely to keep climbing in 2022

Affordable housing stock is likely to continue growing smaller.

Arizonans are back to dining out at pre-pandemic rates

Restaurants, however, are still struggling to hire.

The rising cost and need for housing in Arizona

This week, The Buzz examines some of the factors behind the continued rise in housing costs.

Governor touts return-to-work bonuses, end of pandemic jobless aid

After the mid-November application deadline, the bonus program had paid less than half of the 26,000 applicants

Alden Global trying to buy publisher of 2 Arizona newspapers

A hedge fund group is trying to buy the publisher of Arizona newspapers in Tucson and Flagstaff.

Tucson airport expecting more than 60,000 travelers in Thanksgiving week

Number of passengers is just shy of pre-pandemic levels.

City of Tucson partners with Department of Defense to recruit staff

The program helps service members transition out of the military and pays their salaries for up to six months.

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