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Raytheon requires employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1

Few Arizonans receiving return-to-work bonuses

Only about 0.14% of the money has made it to the pockets of Arizonans returning to work.

Downtown Tucson gets boost for TV and film projects

The Rio Nuevo District board said it wants to encourage more major TV and film production downtown.

Housing services organizations struggle to keep up with extraordinary demand

Organizations in Tucson are working to keep up with higher demand for services, while the pandemic prevents them from fundraising in person as often as before. They say the eviction moratorium will likely add to the strain.

Statewide emergency rental assistance lags while Pima County outperforms most of the country

A D.C. nonprofit found the state of Arizona has distributed less than 10% of its federal funds, while Pima County is closing in on 80%.

Company to close pecan harvesting plant in southern Arizona

Farmers Investment Co. said processing pecans at the Sahuarita plant wasn't sustainable due to tariffs, low-cost competition from Mexican processors and financial impacts of COVID-19.

Sports betting to start in Arizona in time for NFL season

Betting will be allowed starting Thursday online and at locations in the Phoenix area.

Arizona eldercare workers to see pay bump

Arizona Department of Economic Security announced $2.5 million program to increase wages

U.S., Mexico sign agreement on rights of workers in United States

New agreement focused on combatting discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American workers in the United States.

Small businesses face ongoing challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses face new uncertainty with Delta variant on the rise.

Census shows Arizona's biggest city grew as some rural counties shrank

Pima County, which includes Tucson, saw its population grow by 6.4% from 2010 to 2020.

Poverty in Mexico rose to nearly half the country in 2020

Nearly 20 percent are experiencing extreme poverty, according to new data.

Local governments set rental assistance record

Tucson and Pima County teamed up to distribute federal aid money.

All Arizona counties covered by new eviction moratorium

Narrower 60-day ban announced Tuesday after previous federal moratorium expired

Pima County ramps up program to help tenants facing eviction

Federal eviction moratorium expired at the end of July

Mexican tomato importers worry rule interpretation could raise prices

"This might add up to 20% to 25% of the Nogales shipping cost of tomatoes," industry group says

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