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Officials: Investors often overlook opportunities on tribal lands

A Mesa executive told a Senate panel Wednesday that there is plenty of opportunity for economic development in Indian Country, but not enough investment to make it happen.... Read more»

Fly to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?

Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.... Read more»

RTA holding Sun Express open houses

The Regional Transportation Authority is asking for public feedback this week on proposed changes to Sun Express routes.... Read more»

Az introduces 'secure' driver's license, application process

A redesigned Arizona driver license, and a new process to get it, went into effect Monday. The changes are meant to improve security, officials said.... Read more»

Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

Sixth Avenue underpass closing for maintenance

The Sixth Avenue underpass will be closed this week for maintenance work.... Read more»

County draws up discount deal for Painted Hills

Pima County has reached a tentative agreement to purchase a long-sought-after tract of land in the Tucson Mountain foothills for $18 million less than the current owners, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, paid for it in 2006.... Read more»

Romero calls for city to act on youth migrant crisis

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero called Wednesday for city staff to take immediate action in helping the federal government establish a Tucson-based shelter for unaccompanied migrant youth. ... Read more»

White House outlines plans to deal with surge of detained immigrant children

The White House on Monday outlined actions the government has taken in response to a recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children that has burdened immigration facilities in Texas and led to some immigrants being transported to Arizona.... Read more»

Peru’s secret weapon against cop corruption: Policewomen

Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it.... Read more»

Commentary

U.S. minorities on pace to be majority in months, not decades

The demographic transformation of the United States of America is one of the greatest untold stories of our time. That is thanks in part to widespread underreporting in our mainstream media.... Read more»

State: Looming federal fund shortfall will not hit road projects, yet

The federal highway trust fund reimburses the state for about 75 percent of its road projects, but it's running out of money and set to expire. State officials say they do not foresee any problems now, but are keeping an eye on Congress as it works to renew the fund. ... Read more»

Pedestrian killed by train at Ruthrauff crossing

A train hit and killed a pedestrian Tuesday at the railroad crossing at Ruthrauff Road and the Interstate 10 frontage road, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.... Read more»

Analysis

Rooftop solar adoption in emerging residential markets

Solar energy has become a tangible solution to rising electricity costs and carbon emissions for many Americans. Declining installation prices and solar-friendly policies in many states have led to tremendous growth in rooftop solar installations. In 2013, residential solar photovoltaic, or PV, capacity increased 60 percent over the previous year, reaching 792 megawatts. Today, a new solar power system is installed every four minutes in the United States.... Read more»

I-10 rollover kills Border Patrol agent, injures another

Two on-duty Border Patrol agents were in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10. Agent Alexander Giannini died of his injuries en route to University of Arizona Medical Center, officials said. ... Read more»

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