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As NAFTA staggers, Arizona pushes to maintain trade relationship with Mexico

As the future of NAFTA remains uncertain on a national level and negotiations don’t seem to be moving forward, Gov. Ducey’s administration is still pushing to continue the relationship with Mexico, Arizona’s main international trade partner.... Read more»1

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Enviros, Kozachik push Ducey on water policy, climate change

Leaders of Arizona environmental, business and faith groups, along with Tucson Councilman Steve Kozachik, urged Gov. Doug Ducey to take include more voices in discussions about state water policy, and a coalition pressed the Republican governor on climate change.... Read more»

Flags at half-staff to remember victims of Vegas shooting

U.S. flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday out of respect for the victims of Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump ordered.... Read more»

Sex trafficking in Indian Country a 'significant problem,' senators told

Sex-trafficking in Indian Country is a significant problem, with tribal women and children suffering at higher rates than the general population, a panel of experts and activists told a Senate committee Wednesday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Brnovich goes full class-warrior crazy on tuition

AG Brnovich follows the tired conservative trope that helping the poor is bad for society and tuition assistance unfairly helps helps the losers. The serfs need to learn their place, is his not-so-subtle subtext.... Read more»

Flags at half-staff to mark 9/11

Across the country, American flags are being flown at half-staff to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. President Trump and Arizona Gov. Ducey both ordered government flags to be lowered, and the president proclaimed Patriot Day to honor the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.... Read more»

Arizona officials want tougher controls on opioid prescriptions

Arizona officials on Wednesday said they want to limit doctors to prescribing no more than five days’ worth of opioids for people who haven’t already been on the powerful pain medication.... Read more»

Ducey: Flags at half-staff to honor Tucson soldier killed in Yemen crash

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff to honor Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, a soldier with Tucson ties who was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Yemen.... Read more»

As ‘gig economy’ grows, labor experts split on whether it’s good or bad

Many workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job. Uber drivers, TaskRabbit handymen, Rover dog-walkers, Airbnb hosts and countless others in the new “gig economy” are all considered independent contractors and not employees.... Read more»

Arizona cuts to college student support still among steepest in nation

State support for students at Arizona’s three public universities has fallen by 53.8 percent since 2008, more than three times the national decline over the same period, according to a new report.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

How Arpaio, Ethnic Studies & Confederacy illuminate the Right's racial issue

Confederate monuments, Mexican American studies and Joe Apraio's pardon together illuminate why it's not just in our heads that the Right gets into trouble on race. The double standards are hard to miss.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Why the monuments to the Confederacy must come down

Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, where white supremacists showed up in a breathtaking display of hate, the focus has turned to the presence of over 1,500 monuments to the Confederacy, which litter public spaces throughout the South. Six are here in Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

Arizona is one of a half-dozen states to embrace blockchain legislation, and lawmakers here hope it will bring new business to the state.... Read more»

Law enforcement predicts asset seizures won’t be curbed by reforms

Despite being hailed as a landmark series of reforms by proponents, law enforcement officials from around the state say changes enacted this year to Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture program won’t do much to curb the ability of police to seize cash and property from those they suspect of breaking the law.... Read more»1

After near-fatal collision, former Tucson-area firefighter is devoted to bike safety

Brendan Lyons ended up in the hospital after two bicycle crashes caused by distracted drivers — one of which fractured vertebrae and gave him a traumatic brain injury. Now, he runs a chapter of Look! Save a Life, a nonprofit that promotes biking safety and awareness among those behind the wheel.... Read more»3

Gov. Ducey declares emergency over sewer line break in Nogales

Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency, calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to staunch a breach in a pipeline that carries sewage from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant north of Nogales, Arizona.... Read more»

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