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FactCheck: Pence's obsolete poverty point

Old talking points die hard. Mike Pence is still claiming that the number of people living in poverty has gone up by 7 million under President Obama, nearly a week after the news came out that 3.5 million escaped poverty last year alone.... Read more»

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Arizona poverty rates fell in 2015, still among nation’s highest

Arizona saw a “significant” drop in its poverty rate last year, but that rate still hovered well above the national average, according to numbers released Thursday by the Census Bureau.... Read more»

Tucson remains in 2nd place for job growth in Az

Tucson's unemployment rate fell in August, and was tied with metro Phoenix for having the second highest job growth over the past year in Arizona. Prescott again came in first. ... Read more»

Development officials: Caterpillar could haul more companies to Tucson

Caterpillar Inc.'s move to Tucson is creating a lot of buzz. Since the manufacturer announced plans in May to move a major division and about 600 jobs to Tucson, about 10 other companies have begun looking at locating here too, officials said.... Read more»

Ducey blasts marijuana reform in ‘values voter’ speech in D.C.

Gov. Doug Ducey told a Washington audience this weekend that the movement to legalize recreational marijuana is “a battle for the minds and future of our children’s lives.”... Read more»

$50k grant to Startup Tucson supports Latin American biz connections

Startup Tucson has won a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help Latin American startups create jobs in Tucson through a new project called Thryve Latin America.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to help protect Mexican workers here

Labor Day may be a U.S. holiday, but the Justice Department wants to make sure labor rights are protected for everyone working in this country – including noncitizens.... Read more»

Report: Nonunion workers lose pay as labor unions lose clout

The steady decline in union membership has had a ripple effect on wages of nonunion workers, costing them a potential $14 to $52 a week in pay, according to a report released this week.... Read more»

Voting wars

Will the Latino 'sleeping giant' wake and vote this November?

An expected 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November, yet, it’s unclear whether they will turn out. If they do, they have tremendous potential to affect the outcome.... Read more»

Childcare pays poverty-level wage, but Az still tops most states

Arizona’s median salary of $20,070 last year for childcare workers was not even the worst in the nation – in fact, it ranked ahead of 30 other states and Puerto Rico, according to the recent report.... Read more»

Metro Tucson sees 2nd highest job growth in Arizona

Metro Tucson is adding jobs at one of the fastest rates in the state. The area recorded 4.2 percent more jobs in July compared with data from a year earlier. That is the second highest growth behind the Prescott area. Arizona overall, meanwhile, reported a fourth consecutive monthly increase in the unemployment rate.... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton’s economic speech

Two days after Donald Trump gave a major speech on economics in Detroit, Hillary Clinton came to Michigan to offer a rebuttal. We found that Clinton stretched the facts on a few points.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s economic speech

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 8.... Read more»

Factchecking Kaine vs. Pence on unemployment

In comparing the records of the vice presidential candidates, Donald Trump ignores prevailing economic trends when he notes that when Tim Kaine was governor of Virginia “unemployment doubled” while under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana has seen “great job growth.”... Read more»

FactChecking Hillary Clinton’s big speech

The Democratic presidential nominee made claims on income inequality, job growth, spending and more. ... Read more»1

Factchecking day 3 at the Democratic convention

The president and other top Democrats stretch the facts on budgets, energy and foreign policy.... Read more»

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