Organized retail theft pushes stores to change how we shop

Organized retail theft paired with inflation has pushed some major retailers to make drastic security changes in an effort to keep them from the brink of closure.Some stores have locked up some inventory, creating an inconvenience for customers, while some loss prevention associates have been equipped with body cameras.Arizona Retail Association says organized retail theft…

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Despite housing challenges, Tucson sees economic gains

Analeise Mayor Economists are seeing positive trends emerge in Tucson’s economy over the last year, including a solid labor market, declining inflation, personal income gains, and steady water management supporting continued growth.Despite other positive economic indicators, housing affordability remains a top concern.The insights were shared Wednesday as part of the University of Arizona Eller College’s…

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Arizona budget plan squeaks through House

PHOENIX — A plan to balance the state budget squeaked through the Legislature Saturday over the objections of some Republicans who said it spends too much and Democrats who said it spends too little.The package, which was set for final Senate approval, cuts $729 million from the current budget, reducing it to $17.2 billion. That…

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‘Fantastically busy’ Brent Brennan talks camps, transfer portal, navigating through NIL era, and Arizona’s feel-good program

One of Arizona football’s boosters wanted to meet with head coach Brent Brennan for dinner.After all, it’s June, which is slow for a college football coach, right?“He said, ‘When can we get together?’ I said,’Well…’” Brennan said.Sure, the season is just over two months away and training camp doesn’t start until July 30, but Brennan…

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