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What the Devil won't tell you

The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

Facebook (still) letting housing ads exclude users by race

After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced it had built a system to spot and reject discriminatory ads. We retested and found major omissions.... Read more»

Explainer

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions. It’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help you brush up on your numerical literacy.... Read more»

Inside a private prison’s $150M deal to detain immigrants in New Mexico

Despite the cancellation of private prison giant CoreCivic's contract with the Bureau of Prisons after inmate deaths at a New Mexico, the facility was repurposed as an immigration detention center under a new federal contract.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split along party lines as House approves GOP tax plan

Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion Republican tax plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan’s promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess.... Read more»

Tucson continues to struggle to add jobs, but real estate perks up

Arizona gained 32,000 jobs over the past year, while Tucson lost 3,900, according to a state office. A University of Arizona economist, though, believes that assessment is too pessimistic. Metro Tucson real estate, meanwhile, is seeing some bright spots.... Read more»

Az faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan

Arizona faith leaders, from rabbis to imams, on Tuesday, chastised Arizona Sens.McCain and Flake for supporting theEPA’s repeal of a rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. ... Read more»

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona pushes to maintain trade relationship with Mexico

As the future of NAFTA remains uncertain on a national level and negotiations don’t seem to be moving forward, Gov. Ducey’s administration is still pushing to continue the relationship with Mexico, Arizona’s main international trade partner.... Read more»1

Analysis

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has eliminated the “main studio rule,” which said TV and radio broadcasters had to have local studios, where viewers or listeners could interact with and communicate with the people who were putting their news on the air. ... Read more»

How Arizona farmers cope with a closed border

With winter lettuce season starting in November, Arizona farms are rushing to find workers for harvest. A difficult task, made more difficult with the anti-immigration rhetoric coming from the current administration.... Read more»

Hunger persists in Cochise County

Hunger gnaws at Cochise County citizens more than for average Americans.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Hoping against hope for the Tucson Benedictine Monastery

There are nuns in Tucson who have been praying for us for 77 years. And they have provided a beautiful place of peace, open to all people of all faiths to find solace and mercy. But now a real estate deal has them leaving the Benedictine Monastery of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on Country Club Road.... Read more»1

20% of Arizona filers took state, local tax deduction House wants to drop

A GOP tax-reform plan to eliminate deductions for state and local income and sales tax payments would affect one in five Arizona taxpayers, who used it to deduct more than $3.5 billion from their 2015 income.... Read more»

Arizona Obamcare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

Arizona is one of the few states expected to see a decrease in average premium costs during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period that opened last week – if consumers can figure out how to sign up. The window to enroll has been cut in half from previous years, to 45 days, hours have been shortened, outreach and advertising budgets have been cut — in what critics are calling a Trump administration campaign to “sabotage” Obamacare after Congress was unable to kill it.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Election '17: Yes to zoo, no to paying for it (most Tucson thing ever)

Props. 202 and 203 tell Tucsonans one of the frustrating things about ourselves. Yes, we want the zoo animals to have better digs and we approve of the plan. Go do it! No, we won't give you a red cent to pay for it. That may be the most Tucson thing, ever. ... Read more»1

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