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Factchecking Bill Clinton’s economic claims

Former President Bill Clinton — who will be called upon to help revitalize the U.S. economy if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency — made two inaccurate economic claims in a recent speech in Kentucky.... Read more»

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Time running out for new ambassador to Mexico

It took almost a year for the U.S Senate to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the country's next ambassador to Mexico, and the veteran State Department official steps into the job with the clock running down on the administration that appointed her.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Welcome to the Boomtown: Caterpillar deal just part of Tucson's resurgence

Caterpillar jobs pay well — the kind of well that Tucson isn't used to. After 14 months of calling BS left, right and center that has left me at times feeling like the elderly Muppet Show hecklers, I figured I would explain how Tucson's economy seems to be blossoming in its own right. Good things are afoot here.... Read more»

Foley’s war: Occupying the U.S.-Mexico border

The founding member of the Arizona Border Recon, Tim Foley leads a group of well-armed volunteers who patrol the desert for people and drugs crossing illegally from Mexico.... Read more»1

Study: Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP

Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. ... Read more»

Caterpillar moving 600 jobs, regional HQ to Tucson; Rio Nuevo to back $50M project

While heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is closing plants and delayed building a new global headquarters, the company plans to construct a new regional HQ in Tucson's Rio Neuvo, adding about 600 jobs to its existing workforce here. Taxpayers will back the $50 million project.... Read more»2

Factchecking Trump’s foreign policy speech

In his foreign policy speech, Donald Trump claimed that “now ISIS is making millions and millions of dollars a week selling Libya oil.” He also repeated false and misleading claims on the NAFTA pact, Iraq War and the U.S. trade deficit.... Read more»

Cities struggle with recycling programs as profits vanish

A drop in global commodity prices is forcing states and cities to re-examine their recycling programs and goals.... Read more»

Report: Obama’s new nat'l monuments bring $156M to Western states

WASHINGTON – National monuments designated by President Barack Obama are adding $156 million to their local economies a year, according to a study of the 10 most recently named monuments spanning Western states.... Read more»

SNAP food assistance cuts coming to Pima County

Unemployed SNAP recipients in Pima County will have 90 days to find employment or risk losing their food assistance. 40,000 Arizonans will be among more than 500,000 people across the country who will lose benefits commonly known as food stamps.... Read more»

Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.... Read more»

Census: State added 100K residents in 2015

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates.... Read more»

Ducey touts success closing labor ‘skills gap’ to nat'l audience

Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona’s strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce.... Read more»

In more states, newest immigrants are educated Asians

In 37 states, a country other than Mexico is now the most common country of origin for newly arrived immigrants, according to a Stateline analysis of census data. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Immigration saga leaves teen trapped in Mexico

Marcos Valencia was raised in Indiana, but in the eyes of the law, his home is the cartel-infested state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, where he was born. Now he's stuck in Mexico, unable to return to the country where he grew up from the age of three. ... Read more»

The Clinton-Sanders bailout brawl

This time it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn to cherry-pick the facts about the auto bailout of 2008 and 2009 — which has become a point of contention between Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the final days before the Michigan presidential primary.... Read more»1

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