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Video: Keystone XL pipeline

Sifting through some claims and counterclaims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.... Read more»

Pipeline primer

After more than five years of claims and counter-claims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is expected to make his final decision soon. So we thought it was a good time to sift through the disinformation and lay out some basic facts.... Read more»

Stanton: Increasing exports key to boosting Phx economy

Mayor Greg Stanton says Phoenix must become more innovative and increase its exports. In his State of the City Address, Stanton said Phoenix will double exports to Mexico in the next five years. ... Read more»

Proposed Phoenix-Tucson high-speed rail routes up for public input

A jeweler based in Tucson, Erik Stewart makes regular drives two hours up Interstate 10 to do business in Phoenix. If a high-speed rail line connected the cities, he said he’d use it. Through May 31, Arizonans have the chance to provide feedback about three proposed routes for high-speed rail between Phoenix and Tucson.... Read more»3

Advocates urge banning ATVs from roads, citing crash hazards

A leading consumer group is warning that the increasing use of all-terrain vehicles on the nation’s roads poses a “growing public health crisis” and is calling for immediate action by U.S., state and local officials. ... Read more»1

Arming U.S. agents in Mexico stalling trade agreement

Call it one of the most heralded binational agreements between the United States and Mexico you have probably never heard of. For more than a year, a Mexican customs inspection station has been open at the Laredo International Airport, the only airport in the U.S. where Mexican agents preclear cargo headed south of the border.... Read more»

Rio what now? Neo, Nuevo, Nuestro, other names floated

The board of Tucson's downtown development district dithered on a name change Tuesday, but picked six possibilities from among more than 100 submitted by high school students. The options for rebranding Rio Nuevo are: Sentinel Square, Puebla de Vida, Nuestro Centro, Nueva Vista, Nuevo Tucson and Neo Tucson.... Read more»

A modern day ‘harvest of shame’

Half a century ago, the legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow came to this pancake-flat town in central New Jersey to document the plight of migrant farmworkers for a television special called “Harvest of Shame.” Today, many of Cranbury’s potato fields have been built up with giant warehouses that form a distribution hub off Exit 8A of the Jersey Turnpike. But amid this 21st century system of commerce, an old way of labor persists.... Read more»

Despite high death toll, push is on to open more public roads to ATVs

ATV tragedies – on roadways, rather than trails — are widespread and have increased in recent years. Nevertheless, a push is under way in states, counties and towns across the country to open more roads to ATVs. ... Read more»

TSA: Don't bring guns to Sky Harbor

Sixty-six firearms were confiscated at Sky Harbor in 2013, trailing only three other U.S. airports, according to the TSA. In just the past week, security checkpoints there have taken away a stun gun, brass knuckles, toys and lighters shaped like hand grenades, a circular saw, a golf club, souvenir bats, a bowling pin and a slingshot.... Read more»

Feds label swath of S. Az as critical jaguar habitat

Nearly 1,200 square miles of Southern Arizona and New Mexico has been labeled as critical habitat for the endangered northern jaguar. Designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the area covers mountain ranges throughout Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties as well as ranges in Hidalgo County, N.M.... Read more»

Analysis

Change in the voter mix ahead for Texas Republicans

Everybody knows about the Hispanic growth of Texas and how that might change the state's politics. Republicans have another demographic trend to think about: Elderly voters are a key part of their conservative constituency. Who will replace them? ... Read more»

Az expected to have nation’s second-fastest job growth in 2014

Arizona is expected to post the second-highest rate of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report by Moody's Analytics.... Read more»

Moving toward merger, American joins US Airways at Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4

In another step toward their merger, American Airlines is joining US Airways in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4.... Read more»

Rothschild: 'Tucson in transition'

In his annual State of the City speech, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild called upon the city to build on its strengths: what he calls the Five T's – technology, trade, transportation, tourism and teaching. "We will continue to tighten our belts ... the simple fact of the matter is this: Tucson does not have an expense problem, we have a revenue problem," he said.... Read more»

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