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More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S than entering

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the United States than coming into the country, according to a new report. Data from the U.S. and Mexico show that from 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left that country for the United States, outnumbered by the one million who returned to Mexico. ... Read more»1

Water experts set recommendations for Az’s future

Ranchers, developers, environmentalists, and community members from across the state have been meeting at the 107th Arizona Town Hall to develop recommendations on how to prepare for Arizona’s water future.... Read more»

Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott broadcast annual 'Bike in a Box' appeal

Thursday and Friday, the 7th annual fundraiser to provide 500 under-privileged kids with bikes and helmets for Christmas will take place on the John C. Scott Show, on AM 1210. Organizer Jesse Lugo plans to raise $25,000 to support the effort. "Many of these children would never have a bike if not for this project. We're helping to create memories."... Read more»

Volk & Martion lead in Pima men's basketball conference opener

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (4-0, 1-0 in ACCAC) opened ACCAC conference play on Wednesday with a win at the West Campus gym.... Read more»

Smith has 16 points and six steals in PCC women's basketball's opener

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (3-1, 1-0 in ACCAC) opened ACCAC conference play at the West Campus on Wednesday with a victory. Sophomore Taylor Blue (Peoria HS) led the way with a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Freshman Denesia Smith (Cienega HS) had 16 points and six steals while freshman Sydni Stallworth (Palo Verde HS) contributed with 13 points and two assists.... Read more»

PCC men advance to soccer semifinals, beat Lewis & Clark

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (21-3-2) played with urgency and it paid off on Wednesday in the final game of pool play. ... Read more»

Aztec women's soccer season ends with loss to Eastern Florida

The Pima College women’s soccer team (20-2-2) fell short in their bid to advance in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The No. 8-seeded Aztecs lost to No. 1 seed Eastern Florida State College 4-1 as the Aztecs finished the year with their first 20-win season under coach Kendra Veliz.... Read more»

Douglas, Nogales border officers seize $3.2 M in pot

Over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $3.2 million in marijuana and arrested five in multiple incidents of drug smuggling, authorities said. ... Read more»

Scientists tracking invasive buffelgrass with drones

Researchers using drones to track the spread of buffelgrass, an invasive species originally from Africa that poses a threat to desert wildlife. “It spreads fast, it’s a fire hazard, it steals the water that the native plants need and it can create a monoculture, capable of really changing our Sonoran Desert ecosystem,” said Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club.... Read more»

Forbes: Arizona to lead U.S. in future job growth

Forbes Magazine has named Arizona the best state for future job growth, but one local economic expert said the distinction does come with some caveats.... Read more»

Manzo Elementary's school garden grows sustainable students

Manzo Elementary’s program is the most extensive school garden program in Arizona, and it is the first to have certification from the state for rainwater harvesting, composting and serving garden grown foods in the cafeteria.... Read more»

State schools chief Douglas holding 2 Tucson meetings

Wednesday and Thursday nights, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will be in the Tucson area to discuss her "Arizona Kids Can't Afford to Wait" plan. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Beard: Republican candidates' suit a chance to fix Tucson elections

On Tuesday the Council certified Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott the "winners." How do you do that when the rules determining that are unconstitutional? When the Supreme Court makes a 5-4 decision about a matter of law it is sometimes dismissed as a split decision but it is still the law of the land. In this case we have an appeals court decision that says the rules of this election are unconstitutional.... Read more»1

Feds defend refugee programs; 153 Syrians sent to Arizona this year

As Arizona's governor joined 29 others in calling for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees following Friday's attacks in Paris, the Obama administration defended the program. More than 150 refugees from the war-ravaged country have come to Arizona this year — including 63 in Tucson.... Read more»

Az student group's retaliation claim strikes nerve at 9th Circuit

The Arizona Students' Association's challenge to a federal judge's dismissal of its retaliation claim against the Arizona Board of Regents over students' support of a sales tax increase for education appeared to find favor with the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday.... Read more»

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