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Who funds the shadowy nonprofit behind Az’s economic development initiatives?

Who is funding Team ACA, the secretive nonprofit that has supplemented Arizona’s economic development agency with private money? The answer has proven elusive.... Read more»

Pro-biz groups are publicly funded, but privately controlled

Public-private partnerships such as the Arizona Commerce Authority further business interests in the state, overseeing state corporate tax incentives and grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Similar organizations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida function amid persistent questions about transparency as unelected business authorities operate on state funds, but disclose little.... Read more»

Feds list 2 Az fish as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded two fish species to endangered Thursday, designating more than 700 miles of Arizona and New Mexico waterways as critical habitat in the process.... Read more»

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EPA enforcement often brings more hot air than heat

Although eight Arizona sites are on a secret federal “watch list” of polluters who have not been subject to timely formal enforcement, the extent of air pollution in the state is clouded by poor record-keeping and bureaucratic miscommunication, a TucsonSentinel.com investigation shows.... Read more»

Centennial organizers scrambling to fund Az's birthday party

With just five months left until the state’s 100th birthday, organizers still have no idea where 75 percent of their budget will come from but are hopeful that private donors will cover the gap.... Read more»2

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Phoenix mining company invests in Gulf of Mexico oil drilling

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is investing $500 million in a Louisiana company set to ramp up oil production in the Gulf of Mexico in the next few years.... Read more»

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