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Chinese company TuSimple to develop self-driving trucks in Tucson

A Chinese company with more than $20 million in recent backing will bring as many as 100 engineering jobs to Tucson as it develops driverless trucks. Beijing-based TuSimple, which tested a vehicle in Arizona in June, is set to announce Monday that it's setting up shop here.... Read more»

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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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Cunningham: You can be Nazi or you can be American. You can't be both

From Councilman Paul Cunningham: "You can be Nazi or you can be American. You can't be both. The endorsement of any form or portion of Nazi ideologies is a betrayal of American values. As Americans, we have the responsibility of being aware who we stand shoulder to shoulder with."... Read more»1

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Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

Grijalva: 'Unhinged' Trump should be removed from office

President Donald Trump should be removed from office under a constitutional mechanism, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva said Friday. "There’s an accumulation of issues that bring into question this man’s ability to lead," said the Tucson Democrat, citing the 25th Amendment as an alternative to impeachment.... Read more»1

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Why states don’t want Trump to make ‘very big changes’ to NAFTA

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. ... Read more»

ATMs with digital currency popping up all over Phoenix metro

Cryptocurrency, or more simply virtual cash, allows users to pay for goods and services without physical currency and because it is decentralized it bypasses bank fees. The use of digital cash in collaboration with blockchain technology provides added security and transparency features that current financial institutions don’t have.... Read more»

Income for state's African Americans fell in last decade

Per capita income for African Americans in Arizona fell over the last decade, the only racial or ethnic group that did not see an increase for the period 2006 to 2015, according to new data from the Census Bureau.... Read more»

Warehouse & delivery jobs growing faster than retail

Online sales now account for about nine percent of all U.S. retail sales, and that is shifting more jobs from traditional stores to warehouse and package delivery in Tucson and the rest of the nation. And the Tucson metro area continues to lag the rest of Arizona in job growth, but experts say more hires are likely.... Read more»

More employers may be using temps to skirt immigration laws

States that have required private employers to use E-Verify have seen especially dramatic growth in the number of temporary workers. Experts say that’s no accident. ... Read more»

'Elvis of academia': Noam Chomsky joins University of Arizona faculty

Noam Chomsky, a pioneer in cognitive science and noted linguist, philosopher and social critic, has joined the UA. Chomsky, an MIT professor emeritus, has been a leading American intellectual since the 1950s, and co-taught a UA course last spring. "We fell in love with Tucson — the mountains, the desert," he said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Time to unite & keep neo-Nazi White Walkers at bay

Republicans can't let the KKK or neo-Nazis co-opt a mainstream brand. The "alt-right" is not just a more extreme version of the Tea Party. They're cobras. I'm not over-reacting — they call themselves Nazis. Republicans like Ally Miller & Martha McSally will have to choose a side in the battle of good vs. evil.... Read more»4

Grijalva will lead demonstration countering Trump rally in Phoenix

In a video message released Wednesday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva called President Donald Trump "unhinged" and said that he would hold a counter-demonstration against the president at the Phoenix Convention Center next Tuesday. ... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Pip & Chloe

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Pip and Chloe.... Read more»

Trump returning to Phoenix for rally next week

On the heels of a troublesome week, President Trump will return to the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday for a political rally — the same place he effusively declared a year ago that Mexico would pay for an "impenetrable, powerful, solid southern border wall." Trump has hinted at a pardon for Joe Arpaio, and may endorse a challenge to Sen. Flake.... Read more»

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