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While heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is closing plants and delayed building a new global headquarters, the company plans to construct a new regional HQ in Tucson's Rio Neuvo, adding about 600 jobs to its existing workforce here. Taxpayers will back the $50 million project.... Read more»   2

Over the last two weeks, a bi-national operation between U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican authorities netted 25,000 pounds of marijuana — worth an estimated $12.5 million — and resulted in the arrests of 467 people, authorities said. ... Read more»   

The stories of the Navajo Nation, the Diné people, are woven into tapestries and rugs by the women and men who know the secrets, who have been taught the sacred songs and prayers that go with the weaving.... Read more»   

The new budget deal spends millions of dollars on a new Border Strike Force created at Gov. Ducey’s request last year, but border county sheriffs say they want no part of it.... Read more»   

From Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios: Gov. Doug Ducey's administration and the Department of Transportation have commenced removing memorial crosses and religious markers from the side of state highways. Most families of the deceased consider these memorial sites sacred and holy.... Read more»   4

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Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 72-year-old Mexican man for attempting to smuggle 71 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.5 pounds of cocaine through the port on Monday, authorities said. ... Read more»   

Children in the state’s lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants – despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to their health.... Read more»   

If you'd like to receive an early ballot for Arizona's May 17 special election on Propositions 123 and 124, Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to ask for one to be mailed to you. ... Read more»   

Meet Ghost and Tiki, a couple of the cutest little companions available from our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»   

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Rios: Why is Ducey removing roadside memorials?

From Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios: Gov. Doug Ducey's administration and the Department of Transportation have commenced removing memorial crosses and religious markers from the side of state highways. Most families of the deceased consider these memorial sites sacred and holy.... Read more»4

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U.S. agencies split over fingerprinting parents of child immigrants

U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart.... Read more»

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Rios: Why is Ducey removing roadside memorials?

From Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios: Gov. Doug Ducey's administration and the Department of Transportation have commenced removing memorial crosses and religious markers from the side of state highways. Most families of the deceased consider these memorial sites sacred and holy.... Read more»4

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