Stories tagged: "Tucson"


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What Were Arizona Home Values Like a Decade Ago? Hint: Way Less Than Now.

A typical house in Phoenix is valued at nearly $370,000. Ten years ago, that number was was just $109,000. 

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Here Are Some Entry-Level Arizona Jobs Paying at Least $15 an Hour

Some Arizona businesses are also offering $100+ sign-on bonuses as they refill their ranks after COVID closures.

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Tucson Wanted To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All City Employees. Arizona’s Attorney General Called It Illegal.

As of last month, 76% of city employees had been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 546 employees had requested an exemption from getting the vaccine.

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Tucson Cathedral Welcomes Return of Mariachi Mass After Silence During COVID Pandemic

After more than a year of silence due to the pandemic, mariachis are back playing Sunday services at Tucson’s St. Augustine Cathedral.

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After the Flames: Santa Catalina Mountains Rebounding From Bighorn Fire a Year Ago

The fire began after lightning struck the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. It lasted for 48 days and burned nearly 120,000 acres, making it one of the biggest fires in Arizona history.

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Biden to Nominate Tucson Police Chief to Lead US Border Agency

Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus has been with the department since 2016. His appointment must first get U.S. Senate confirmation. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. Magnus served in the Lansing,...

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These Arizona Cities Just Increased Their Minimum Wage

A person needs an annual income of $40,960 to afford a one-bedroom apartment in the Flagstaff-area. Even with the new increase, minimum wage workers there will only make $31,200.  The start of the new year brought more than just motivation to tackle resolutions. For some, it brought in a higher paycheck.  While the federal minimum...