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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Arizona's economy showing signs of recovery

Inteviews with economist Jim Rounds, VP Elliott D. Pollack & Co.; Steve Kozachik Ward 6 Tucson City councilman; Mark B. Evans, administrator of Tucsoncitizen.com; financial advisor Shelly Fishman; and Ken Strobeck, executive director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Candidates Buehler-Garcia, Montenegro

Interviews with Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times, Jesse Lugo, and TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma; plus Ben Buehler-Garcia, Republican Ward 3 Tucson City Council candidate, and Rep. Steve Montenegro, who's seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona secretary of state.... Read more»

Farmers, fieldhands look to fix ‘flawed’ visas

Francisco Duarte stood in the sun with little shade or water for hours, waiting to pick lemons. But he never complained, because he was afraid he would be replaced by an undocumented worker willing to work longer hours for lower pay. He is among the hundreds of thousands silenced by a visa program that pits citizens, guest workers and the undocumented against one another.... Read more»

Pima County, Humane Borders mapping migrant deaths

Each year, hundreds of people go missing in the Sonoran Desert and many are never identified. Since 2001, of the nearly 2,100 remains found in the desert, about 700 remain unidentified. A new search tool available to the public will combine data sets to help name the dead. ... Read more»4

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rep. Ron Barber with an update from Congress

Interviews with Patrick McNamara of Inside Tucson Business, Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance, state Sen. David Bradley (D-LD10), along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD2), Councilman Paul Cunningham, and 'Ace' Thakore of Pointguardu.com.... Read more»

Immigration reform poses challenges along two borders

Whether on a Bisbee ranch or 2,200 miles away in an apple orchard near the Canadian border, many U.S. farmers are on the front lines if a new immigration reform act authorizes more access to private property for patrols, more boots on the ground, more surveillance drones in the air and more regulation of agricultural workers in the fields.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: DUI laws and MMJ

Interviews with defense attorney Jim Nesci on how DUI laws and medical marijuana intersect, plus the president of the Arizona Parent Education Network, Ann-Eve Pederson, along with Jim Nintzel from the Tucson Weekly and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Texas crime bill adds protections for immigrant victims, witnesses

Texas peace officers may soon be prohibited from asking about the immigration status of a victim of or a witness to crime, under a measure the House Committee on State Affairs approved Thursday.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Is Legislature closer to approving Medicaid expansion?

Interviews with Emil Franzi of the Southern Arizona News Examiner, Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, LD9 Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and LD9 Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will immigration reform happen this year?

An interview with the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick, co-author with Jeb Bush of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution." Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and attorney Don Loose on the top legal stories of the month.... Read more»

Mexican priest to lead immigration reform caravan across U.S.

Father Alejandro Solalinde is known across Mexico for sheltering migrants from brutality. Kicking off a caravan of reformers that will travel across the United States and culminate in Washington, DC in late May, he held the blue-and-white Honduran flag Tuesday morning and urged the protection of all immigrants regardless of their origins — Mexico, Central America, South America and otherwise.... Read more»

Zuckerberg-backed group spins on immigration

A group with ties to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hijacks the credibility of news organizations in a misleading ad that supports a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill. The ad, featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, attributes several quotes to media outlets, but the quotes come from opinion pieces written by backers of the immigration bill.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on vets, Evans on bombings

Interviews with Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, Tucson Hispanic Chamber President Lea Marquez Peterson, and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Analysis

Obama's Mexico trip: What they probably won't say, but should

Analysis: Obama and Mexico's Peña Nieto will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about the countries' glaring drug war failures?... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: JTED's track record; legislative update

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, our City Hall commentator; Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2); Inside Tucson Business columnist and former City Councilwoman Carol West; plus Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker and JTED Governing Board Member Bob Schlanger.... Read more»

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