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Arizona hotels look to aid from HOPE Act to stay open

Nearly 50 million people traveled to Arizona last year. That won't be the case this year.

Gov. Ducey offers grants to bars, gyms forced to close

Theaters and water parks also qualify for grants.

AZ weekly unemployment shows slight increase

After a few weeks of dropping, the unemployment numbers are on the rise.

Arizona construction contracts on the rise despite pandemic

Contracting revenue is up 20% from last year.

Sonora eases path for bacanora producers to sell products locally

A change allows authorized Bacanora producers to sell in shops for regional products without first having to obtain an expensive license.

Child care centers outside of Tucson eligible for Pima County grants

The $2 million grant program will start accepting applications Friday.

Tucson music venues calling on Congress to help

As many as 90% of independent music venues around the country could disappear without aid.

UA President Robbins says he doesn’t oppose a faculty union

Robbins said he is "all for it" after a campus coalition announced it plans to form a union.

Eller faculty warned UA purchase of for-profit university would be ‘catastrophic’

A faculty review of Ashford's assets called the acquisition a "lemon."

Pandemic, economic downturn have yet to stop downtown Tucson development

Developers are putting their money on the appeal of dense urban living outlasting the pandemic.

Arizona unemployment continues to rise

First-time claims neared 300,000 in a week.

How the arts survive challenging times.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the new director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona; how the mother & son collaboration "Stories from Home: Covid-19 Addendum" came to be; and fostering creativity in a virtual space.

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.

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