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Rental and downpayment assistance only go so far in tight housing market

Fewer Tucsonans are able to take advantage of city and county programs as cash buyers outbid them and the cost of housing increases.

Tucson businesses and the next phase of the pandemic

This week, The Buzz examines what changes in public health measures and the economy of the pandemic mean for local businesses.

The American Rescue Plan Act one year later

This week, The Buzz examines how ARPA funds have been put to use in Southern Arizona.

Infrastructure Act funds are coming, but are small and underserved towns ready to go after it?

Municipalities with bigger staffs and more know-how will have an advantage in getting the funds.

Average price of a gallon of gas hits $4.13 in Arizona

AAA says prices have topped levels not seen since 2008.

Making beer in Southern Arizona

This week, The Buzz focuses on the area's beer business, its growth and how it has felt the pinch of supply chain problems.

Arizona Senate votes to create tax credit for film producers

The measure was approved Thursday with bipartisan support.

Kelly proposes suspending federal gas tax

The suspension would extend until the start of 2023.

Infrastructure act funds are on the way to Arizona

The first rounds of funds will go to mine and well cleanup and public transit.

$3.4B in produce came in through Nogales in 2021

After being slightly edged out by Hidalgo, Texas, for tomato imports in 2017, Nogales has maintained the top spot since then.

Arizona bankruptcies at 15-year low

The pandemic brought the monthly count to below 1,000 filings.

In months since border reopening, sales tax revenues up in Nogales

State treasurer’s data shows that roughly $1.2 million in sales taxes were generated in the city in November, and $1.3 million in December.

USDA announces $8 million in infrastructure funds for rural Arizona

Much of the money is already allocated, but the department is taking applications for new projects.

Thousands of people return to Southern Arizona for gem shows

The Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is attracting national and international crowds.

Union Pacific will use self-driving trucks to move freight between Tucson and Phoenix

It will be San Diego company TuSimple's first customer on that route.

Job hunting and hiring in Southern Arizona

This week, The Buzz examines the difficulty that employers are facing in hiring workers and talks to job seekers about their hunts for work.

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