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Phoenix-area workers had highest wage increases in U.S.

Wages in the Phoenix metro area increased more than anywhere else in the United States in the past year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.... Read more»

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Facebook enabled advertisers to reach 'Jew haters'

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you. After being contacted, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.... Read more»

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Trump’s tax plan and 'the rich'

In promoting his plan to overhaul of the nation’s tax system, President Donald Trump claimed “the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.” ... Read more»

McSally, Sinema invited to White House for bipartisan tax reform talks

Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally were among a bipartisan group of 13 House members invited to the White House to talk about tax reform Wednesday with President Donald Trump.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Stuff costs money: Tuition suit could stiff Az's whole university system

Arizona's conservatives have blown up the collectivist model of tax funding in favor of a user-pays model for higher education. Now they don't want the user to pay, either. Ideology comes with a cost because eventually it escapes the court of public opinion – or the court of law – and runs headlong into reality.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Immigration reform & DREAMers: A conservative response

What we need is sound policy that will increase efficiency and productivity and limit our liabilities and costs. Mass deportations will not accomplish this, and neither will maintaining the status quo. We cannot simply continue to overlook the security or the economic needs our nation. Legal status of immigrants, whether as workers or residents, and a secure border should be our goal. ... Read more»3

Court gives restaurant workers another chance in wages lawsuit

A group of Arizona restaurant servers will get another day in court to prove their claim that their employers failed to pay them sufficiently for work that should have paid them minimum wage.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers sour on plan to revoke DACA, vow to work on new bill

Arizona Democrats, joined by some Republicans, had harsh words for the Trump administration’s Tuesday announcement that it will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unless Congress can agree on a replacement in six months.... Read more»

DACA supporters protest in Tucson following Trump's move to end program

Furious with the cancellation of DACA, 150 people protested at Tucson City Hall on Tuesday, vowing to "resist" the Trump administration and push lawmakers to protect thousands from deportation. ... Read more»

Az business leaders say DACA repeal could have millions in economic impact

The Cato Institute predicted the repeal of DACA and the expense of immediate deportation would cost the federal government more than $60 billion, and the resulting loss of economic growth in the next decade will amount to $280 billion.... Read more»

Trump administration: DACA ending in March

The Trump administration ordered an end Tuesday to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama action that shields about 788,000 people from deportation, and pushed Congress to replace the policy with a legislative fix before March 5, 2018. ... Read more»

As ‘gig economy’ grows, labor experts split on whether it’s good or bad

Many workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job. Uber drivers, TaskRabbit handymen, Rover dog-walkers, Airbnb hosts and countless others in the new “gig economy” are all considered independent contractors and not employees.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on Labor Day

As the nation celebrates Labor Day, 135 years after the first holiday dedicated to workers was proclaimed in the state of New York, many government services and private businesses will be closed. Here's the low-down:... Read more»

Trump will revoke DACA in 6 months, punts to Congress for fix

The Trump administration is expected to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in six months, passing the issue to Congress for a fix while fulfilling a long-term promise made to hardline supporters of the Republican president. ... Read more»

McSally, other Republicans press for congressional fix for DACA

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and nine other GOP members of Congress submitted a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Friday asking him to find a legislative solution to the possible end of DACA. ... Read more»

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