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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.

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.

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