Tucson’s ubiquitous shopping cart

By Laura Fuchs/Arizona Sonora News Shaun runs the “cart master” during the morning shift at the Walmart on Wetmore Road in Tucson. The four-wheeled, battery-operated shopping cart pusher is controlled with a hand-held remote. Once he has the first steel cart in place, Shaun can nest up to 20 carts with a long red nylon…

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Life below the poverty line

Bianca Aponte has been living below the poverty line in Tucson since she was born. The cities of Tucson and South Tucson are the poorest in the state. Nearly half of the residents of South Tucson are considered poor, according to the U.S. Census. Not all the faces of poverty are the same, though. Poverty…

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Tucson gets a taste of Greek

When the savory smells of grilled lamb filled the air, Tucson locals know is that of time of the year, the Greek festival.   Those who think of cuisine in Southern Arizona, they typically don’t think of Greek food. In today’s society, there is a limited amount of access to Greek food, especially in Tucson.  Though…

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In fashion, green is the new black

After its success in the food industry, the green movement is now impacting how fashion business is operating and the way consumers are shopping. With the increase in consumer consciousness, people are voting “green” more than ever before, according to IntelligentHQ.   NEEDS BETTER SET UP LINKING FOOD AND FASHION In regards to DELETE the food industry,…

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How to shop on a budget

As Hannah Rapp, a Tucson local, glides from one hanger to the next, up and down each aisle, her determination does not dwindle. If anything, Rapp said the hunt is her favorite part of second-hand shopping. “I always have a list of things I’m looking for like cool denim and red dresses, but I usually…

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Eegee’s not selling soul … yet

Tucsonans were alarmed last month when a New York investment firm announced it had purchased the beloved local fast-food chain Eegee’s. “It kind of feels like a betrayal, like that was ours,” said Tucson local Christine Barton. She remembers loading up into cars with friends from Sunnyside High School to grab Eegee’s drinks at one…

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Go with Turo

Arriving from a long flight, only to wait in line to get into a rental car can be a hassle. Now there is a new way to skip the line and straight in to a vehicle with Turo Car Rental. This new business has been compared to an Airbnb but for cars. Vehicle owners called…

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Millennials hunger for dining adventure

Social media has revolutionized the dining-out experience, which in turn has influenced the food industry in what it serves up. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the average household spends $3,008 per year dining out. Millennials spend up to $900 more than the average amount on dining out, according to the report,…

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