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Mexico bans wild animals in circuses — but there's no place for them to go

A new law in Mexico banning the use of tigers, elephants, zebras, lions and other exotic animals in circuses comes into effect next week. But what will happen to all of these animals?... Read more»

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Export-Import Bank stalls in Congress leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in “uncharted territory” for the first time in its 81 years.... Read more»

100K Arizona workers could see salary bump with expanded OT rules

The Department of Labor announced plans Tuesday to expand overtime guarantees to about 5 million salaried workers who are not now covered, including an estimated 100,000 white-collar workers in Arizona.... Read more»

FactChecking presidential candidate Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning, joining an already crowded field vying for the Republican nomination. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Call center cheers show Council sloth on economy

The bad news about Comcast's new call center is that it remains good news after a quarter-century of failed economic development. When are we going to stop making excuses and coming up with plans to make plans to study things? It's time to get angry.... Read more»1

States try to remove barriers for ex-offenders

About 70 million people are trying to navigate the world with a criminal record. Some states, concerned with the high costs of keeping people locked up, are removing some roadblocks that ex-offenders face. The goal: to increase the chances they’ll succeed in society and lessen the chances they’ll return to prison. Tucson joined the "Ban the Box" movement last year.... Read more»1

TUSD job fair Friday

Tucson Unified School District is seeking about 160 more teachers for next school year, and will hold a hiring hall at Catalina High School on Friday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Memo to Ducey: Stop making columnist's job this easy

Seriously, Gov. Ducey, stop with the low-hanging fruit for columnists. Firing the economist who says the economy isn't doing well does not fix the economy. ... Read more»2

FactCheck: Bush twists Florida’s jobs ranking

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush uses some creative cherry-picking to back up the claim that as governor “we made Florida No. 1 in job creation.”... Read more»

Killing the Colorado

The Az power plant fueling America's drought

Arizona's Navajo Generating Station, the West's largest power plant, is consuming 22,000 tons of coal and emitting 44,000 tons of carbon dioxide each day, in large part to deliver Arizona’s water. ... Read more»

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pacific trade deal has lots of protections for businesses — but not for workers

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.... Read more»

Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans

Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis from liberal think-tank Center for American Progress.... Read more»2

Factchecking Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, the brother of one president and son of another, plans to join the 2016 presidential campaign today. It is the first time he has run for national office, so our file on him isn’t as robust as those for some other candidates.... Read more»

Factchecking Obama's health care boasts

President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech Tuesday boasting of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»

Pew: Most Americans support legal status for undocumented immigrants

Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. should be allowed to stay in the country if they met certain requirements, according to a poll published Thursday.... Read more»

Cabinet secretaries tour Tucson's efforts to help homeless vets

The U.S. secretaries of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development toured a Pima County employment center to recognize the local effort to end homelessness among veterans. Tucson is one of 25 cities across the country with a high concentration of chronically homeless vets.... Read more»

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