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Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»0

McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be “working and campaigning throughout Arizona,” a campaign official confirmed.... Read more»0

One last battle for WWII women pilots: A final resting place

In the serene rows of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery lie the remains of those who served their country in the armed forces. But after several years during which those who served during World War II with the Women Airforce Service Pilots were inurned at Arlington, the secretary of the Army said last year that the policy was a mistake. ... Read more»0

Az lawmakers say Phx VA needs more work in wake of ex-director's guilty plea

Arizona lawmakers welcomed Tuesday’s announcement that the former director of the Phoenix VA hospital pleaded guilty to failing to disclose gifts from a lobbyist, but said it was too little and too late for veterans waiting for justice. ... Read more»0

Court upholds EPA-ordered emissions rules for Coronado power plant

A federal appeals court Wednesday said the Environmental Protection Agency acted properly when it rejected Arizona’s pollution-control plan for the Coronado Generating Station and imposed its own strict emission limits instead.... Read more»0

Despite sagging demand, officials see shiny future for copper

Copper is one of the pillars of Arizona’s economy, but falling demand has depressed prices. More than 1,000 workers were recently let go at mines here and in New Mexico, but the company planning the large open-pit Rosemont Mine in the mountains southeast of Tucson is forging ahead.... Read more»0

Experts fret Airbnb may hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry

Arizona has built a reputation for its multi-billion dollar travel industry with sprawling resorts and luxury offerings for tourists. While Airbnb has received praise for offering an alternative form of travel, it also faces criticism from officials and affordable housing advocates who claim its business model damages communities by providing unsafe, unregulated hotels.... Read more»0

A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: Local businesses adjust to new customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year. The vegetarian market for Thanksgiving has grown in both popularity and profit – a trend that’s beginning to take off in the Valley.... Read more»0

State fair officials declare success despite slipping attendance

Officials with this year’s Arizona State Fair called it a success, despite a 4-percent drop in attendance from last year.... Read more»0

Some Az tribal casinos put bets on risky demographic: Millennials

The same attractions that once lured generations into gaming no longer work for a younger crowd. Slot machines – even casinos as a whole – aren’t enticing enough for the 18- to 34-year-old age group known as millennials. Some casinos have changed their game plan: They treat their businesses as entertainment hubs instead of gaming centers.... Read more»0

Phoenix man’s nightmare inspires Bloodhound app to locate missing people

William Scot Grey spent nearly 36 hours in panic nearly a year ago. His father, Ray, had not returned home from walking his dog. Minutes turned into hours, which turned into more than a day. Doctors had diagnosed Ray Grey with dementia, and his son predicted the wandering episode would likely occur again. The experience led him to develop a new app: Bloodhound.... Read more»0