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Arizona offering return-to-work bonus

People who are back in the workforce are eligible for up to $2,000.

Local nurses protest staffing shortages

Nurses at St. Mary's Hospital take to the streets to voice their concerns.

Raising awareness of aphasia, one stone at a time.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The plans to create a Tucson Gastronomy Collective to celebrate the unique flavors of Tucson; and a 5th grader and her family embark on a road trip from Sheboygan to Tucson.

When can a business or institution mandate COVID vaccines?

Gov. Ducey signed an executive order blocking public universities and community colleges from mandating the vaccine.

Jillian Cowles: A Keen Eye for Spiders!

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Juneteenth Festival returns with renewed energy; and the current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Alejandro Macias.

Patio extensions pop up at Tucson restaurants

A popular program is providing an economic boost during the Pandemic

Unemployment continues slow drop

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits is going down.

La Indita has launched a fundraising campaign to buy its own building

The Tohono O'odham-Mexican restaurant will be moving in April but hopes to stay on Fourth Avenue.

Arizona unemployment above national average

The state unemployment rate crept up in February.

Amazon constructing new sort center

The online retailer plans to open the facility by the end of 2021, employing hundreds.

Ducey ends COVID-19 business capacity restrictions

The Governor issued an Executive Order ending many restrictions on businesses.

How gem & mineral dealers are coping with the pandemic's impact.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How "Blax Friday" is building community to help black-owned businesses thrive; Adiba Nelson versus her 11-year-old's "tween 'tude"; and a song from John Coinman.

Report: Arizona on track for 11% jobs increase over 2 years

Arizona’s economy lost 155,000 jobs during the two years that ended in the second quarter of 2020, with nearly all of the job losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic

AZ weekly unemployment continues to be a mixed bag

The two major programs in the state are heading in the opposite direction.

Rep. Grijalva to introduce new COVID-19 relief bill for border businesses

The Southern Arizona congressman says issues in border communities have worsened during the pandemic

Pima County curfew on hold

A judge put the 10:00 p.m. curfew on hold, for now.

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