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Electronics manufacturing & construction are hot spots for Arizona jobs

Arizona gained 3,500 jobs in computer and electronics parts manufacturing over the past year, about 15 percent of all new jobs created in that field nationwide. Construction jobs continue to soar, but retail and government jobs aren't doing as well in the state. ... Read more»

Hunters help safeguard Arizona’s deer & elk from chronic wasting disease

Hunters are on the front line of Arizona’s efforts to keep chronic wasting disease at bay now that it is popping up in other states. ... Read more»

Analysis

Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»

Voters pull plug on reshaping Az's energy future

Arizona voters have rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. ... Read more»

Down in the mud: Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

A University of Arizona researcher is digging through mud in the Sea of Cortez to predict the monsoons in Tucson's future.... Read more»

Daylight Saving Time

Don't touch that clock! Rest of nation falling back from DST

Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning for most of the United States, but Arizona residents won't have to switch their clocks — we don't observe DST.... Read more»

Western wildfires will increase because of climate change, UA researchers say

UA researchers dug through 35 years of data and found climate change will increase how much land will burn in the western U.S. in the next two decades.... Read more»

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set October rainfall records

Remnants of downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal.... Read more»

At least 8 Arizonans contracted mysterious, polio-like disease

Talen Spitzer was a healthy 10-year-old kid from Queen Creek a little more than two years ago when, in a matter of minutes, he lost control of his muscles and his hands were paralyzed. Talen was one of eight patients in Arizona since 2014 who have been confirmed victims of acute flaccid myelitis, which has no known cause.... Read more»

Cross-border Nogales sewer needs $25 million in repairs

A transborder pipeline that brings millions of gallons of raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S. faces challenges on two fronts: The pipe is nearly 70 years old and increasingly prone to leaks; and heavy metals in the wastewater are causing problems at the Arizona plant where it’s treated.... Read more»

$100 million on table from Tucson-based venture capital funds

Within the past year, three investment funds have sprung up in metro Tucson to offer a total of about $100 million to local entrepreneurs with marketable ideas. And that has the economic development community salivating over the prospects of more jobs.... Read more»3

Gray wolf faces new challenge: National Academies of Sciences review

Is a Mexican gray wolf just another wolf, or is it a distinct – and endangered – breed of its own? The long-running fight over the Mexican gray wolf moved from Southeast Arizona to a paneled Washington conference room last week, where scientists will try to answer the question that could determine the animal’s fate.... Read more»

Critics: Safety takes a back seat in Senate bill on driverless cars

Consumer advocates are attacking a bill heading for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate that would clear legal obstacles for the deployment of driverless cars — a proposal that, critics say, lacks safeguards needed to protect the public and largely would let vehicle manufacturers regulate themselves.... Read more»

China's TuSimple expands self-driving truck development in Tucson

You read it here first: 500 new jobs. A Chinese company is making inroads in the self-driving truck field with its growing operations in Tucson. TuSimple and Gov. Doug Ducey touted the firm's larger Southeast Side facility and plans to add workers.... Read more»

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»

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