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PCPIP: Our community comes together for early childhood education

It’s time for all of Pima County to take the lead on quality early childhood education so that our most vulnerable children have the best opportunities to succeed in school and in life.... Read more»

FactCheck

Misinformation about 'non-citizen voting' follows House vote on H.R. 1

Is it true that the Democrats in the House of Representatives voted for the right of illegal immigrants to vote in the U.S.?... Read more»

Gallego wins big in runoff to become 2nd woman elected Phoenix mayor

Kate Gallego became the second woman to be elected Phoenix mayor, handily defeating her former City Council colleague Daniel Valenzuela.... Read more»

Democrats unveil bill to give DACA, TPS recipients path to citizenship

House Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million immigrants protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and other programs.... Read more»

Factcheck

Despite Trump tweet, border apprehensions not 'on track' to exceed 1 million

President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. is “on track to APPREHEND more than one million people coming across the Southern Border this year.” That’s not the case, based on the number of apprehensions so far this fiscal or calendar year.... Read more»

At Nogales border crossings, CBP uses tech & instincts to detect drugs

CBP officers in late January seized a record 245 pounds of fentanyl at the busy commercial crossing in Nogales. Officials say technology and alert officers at the port of entry were key to the bust.... Read more»

As e-cig use climbs, schools address problem with vape detectors

E-cigarette use rose 78% among high school students and 48% among middle school students from 2017 to 2018. As vaping grows, raising health and addiction concerns, Arizona schools are addressing the problem by installing vape detectors in restrooms.... Read more»

Despite last year’s promise, Arizona Legislature still has no code of conduct

In the wake of several behavior scandals, the Arizona Legislature pledged last session to adopt a code of conduct in order to hold members more accountable for their actions in office. Nearly a year later, that code doesn’t exist.... Read more»

City officials weigh local impacts of Trump admin plan to trim immigrant benefits

A Trump administration plan to limit public assistance for legal immigrants simply “passes the buck down to cities who are going to have to figure out how to pay” for the lost benefits, local officials were told Monday.... Read more»

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

Fentanyl can kill in tiny doses and is difficult to detect, making it hard for medical professionals and law enforcement to get a handle on the crisis.... Read more»

750 people from Central America surrender to Yuma-area BP over weekend

Almost 750 people, mostly families from Guatemala, waded through the Colorado River and crossed into the United States before surrendering to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents over the weekend. ... Read more»

New funding restrictions on abortion would have ‘huge impact,’ Planned Parenthood says

Family planning clinics would lose federal money meant to help those struggling financially if the clinic "performs, promotes, refers for or supports abortion as a method of family planning." ... Read more»

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

Daylight Saving Time

Don't touch that clock! Rest of nation springing ahead to DST

Daylight Saving Time begins 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»

Revised Arizona job numbers give metro Tucson less 2018 growth

An annual revision of employment numbers gave Arizona 5,600 more jobs last year, but metro Tucson ended up with 2,900 fewer than had been reported — Tucson had an increase of 6,100 jobs.... Read more»

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