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  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Caution tape now surrounds the park after the homeless were ordered out.

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  • By Loni Nannini Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Youth On Their Own annual fundraiser is on Saturday.

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There are precious few beds in Tucson for single homeless women.

  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

A federal judge has granted organizers of a downtown homeless camp an injunction.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7.1 percent.

Tucson Unified School District’s inadequate curriculum development has limited achievement by nearly all of TUSD’s 49,000 students. But minori…

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month but there are indications of problems remaining for the Arizona economy.

A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.

  • By Mark Weisbrot (EDITORS: The writer is addressing the question, “What are the five most vital domestic policy moves the U.S. should make in 2014?” NEEDS A TWEAK OF THE EXPLANATION BOX TO REFLECT THAT IT’S NOT PRO/CON

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

Kathy Blevins, who has been homeless for the past four years, has carefully set up her campsite on a floodplain in north Tucson. Under the ca…

  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star

The city has set up some new rules for the homeless camp at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benef…