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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is solar living up to its potential in Arizona?

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres (D-Ward 5). Also, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

'Dream 9' released from immigration detention

Nine Mexican nationals, in federal custody after they attempted to cross the border in Nogales last month as part of a protest against immigration laws, were released on parole on Wednesday afternoon. They were allowed to remain in the U.S. pending a decision on asylum claims.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Al Melvin on his run for governor

An interview with state Sen. Al Melvin (R-District 11), who is an unofficial candidate for Arizona governor. Also, we talked with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller (R-District 1).... Read more»

More GOP senators bankrolling pro-gun nonprofit

Nine Republican senators have now steered a combined $125,000 to a big-spending conservative nonprofit that defended one of their colleagues following a contentious gun vote earlier this year, a Center for Public Integrity review of Federal Election Commission filings has found.... Read more»

Ready for Hillary? Not in Middle America

Scores of New Yorkers and Californians — but relatively few folks in Middle America — are already backing a super PAC designed to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton should she run for president in 2016.... Read more»1

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Special events on march Downtown

Event planners from throughout the region will meet this weekend at the second annual Festival Event Association of Tucson and Southern Arizona (FeatsAZ) conference. The gathering is a place for vendors, event professionals, venues, local businesses and performers to share ideas and best practices.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County bond survey deadline extended

Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker; President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber Lea Marquez Peterson; Nicole Fyffe, assistant to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; Pima Animal Care Committee Chairman Jack Nueman, Republican representative on the Pima County Election Integrity Commission Benny White.... Read more»

House OKs bill lowering student loans; some worry about long-term impact

Arizona students who rely on federal student loans to go to college can breathe easy – at least for now.... Read more»

DES director touts Arizona’s efforts to reform social-service programs

The director of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security told a House subcommittee Wednesday that money’s not the problem when it comes to the welfare system – the system is.... Read more»

Immigration stays in spotlight as Congress recesses

As Congress enters its August recess with sweeping immigration reform legislation on hold, anxious Democrats and Republican proponents of a comprehensive overhaul are warning that a narrow timeline awaits lawmakers when they return. And they are using the break to drive home their belief that a comprehensive bill is the only way to move forward.... Read more»

Report: Immigration reform could add thousands of jobs, billions to economy

Passing an immigration reform plan that provides for a pathway to citizenship could create up to 123,680 jobs and boost the gross domestic product by $10.32 billion by 2014, according to a new study.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: UA president lays out priorities

UA President Ann Weaver Hart was the Friday Focus spotlight. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, columnist and editorial writer at The Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of The Green Valley News. Plus, the Weekend Watch with columnist Matt Russell.... Read more»

Mexico, where off-the-books work is the rule, not the exception

Six in 10 Mexican workers toil in the country’s informal economy. The new president is after the potential income taxes they’re not paying. Wish him luck.... Read more»1

Cruz’s nonfactual illegal immigration figures

Sen. Ted Cruz says there will be “20 or 30 million” people living in the U.S. illegally “in another 10, 20 years” if the Senate immigration bill becomes law. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the bill, if enacted, will reduce future illegal immigration by 33 percent to 50 percent compared with current law.... Read more»

Mexico's drug war shifts gears, again

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had seemed eager to pull back from his predecessor’s militarized drug war swagger. But now the navy, aided by US intelligence, is netting cartel capos again with a vengeance.... Read more»

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