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Obama’s numbers, October update

FactCheck's quarterly update of selected statistical indicators of Obama's presidency.... Read more»

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Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block NLRB’s new ‘joint employer’ rule

Supporters said the new definition of “joint employer” is needed to protect workers in the modern economy, where contracted-out work often gives employees no recourse when labor laws are violated.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Bond election: Transportation a path toward Tucson's future

Jim Kelley: Living in Pima County's District 2, Legislative District 2 and Congressional District 3 gives me a unique perspective of the transportation issues in Southern Arizona. It may seem heretical for a Republican to advocate for the Pima County bonds but I do for conservative reasons.... Read more»2

Factchecking Jeb Bush on poverty, economic growth

Republican Jeb Bush on “Fox News Sunday” made economic claims about poverty and growth from tax cuts that don’t measure up to the facts: ... Read more»

Guadalupe residents push back against persistent poverty

Just 300 feet separate a meticulously manicured resort and golf course from the tiny town of Guadalupe, where 31 percent of its mostly Latino and Yaqui Indian population live in poverty and only about 54 percent of its children graduate from high school. The Phoenix suburb is one of the poorest communities in Arizona.... Read more»

FactChecking the CNN Republican debate

The candidates flubbed claims on vaccines, immigration, Hillary Clinton and more.... Read more»

FactCheck: Spinning 'tax breaks' for outsourcing

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? As a new TV spot in New Hampshire once again demonstrates, it excels at grinding out symbolic votes that become fodder for political attack ads.... Read more»

Line for legal immigrants can be decades long

For applicants in Arizona and across the country seeking family visas, the wait can be as long as 25 years to get legal residency through a green card, a requirement to apply for U.S. citizenship.... Read more»


Biden pads economic stats

In a speech in Miami, Vice President Joe Biden puffed up two statistics related to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.... Read more»

Rising Arizona membership gives unions something to cheer for Labor Day

Arizona labor unions have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend, with union membership in the state rising last year for the first time since the start of the recession.... Read more»

Arizona’s economy continues to recover, very slowly

Spurred by slow but steady employment and housing growth, local and national economists remain cautiously positive about the economic forecast for Arizona.... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump's immigration plan

Republican Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes several statements that stray from the facts.... Read more»1

Opportunities for ex-inmates at 'Second Chance' job fair

Nearly four dozen local employers will participate in a job fair for former prison inmates Wednesday afternoon at the TCC. "Most people eventually come out of prison," said Mayor Rothschild. "We know what works in preventing recidivism - a job."... Read more»

Advocates: Health, homelessness are linked and must be addressed

Sister Adele O’Sullivan said he was known as Mr. 280, a homeless man with chronic mental illness whose trips in and out of the hospital racked up bills of more than $358,000 over several years. But now, with supportive housing and a part-time job, his health issues are being treated, said the founder of a Phoenix charity.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP debate, late edition

The candidates made misleading claims on banking, jobs, education and more.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP debate, early edition

The Republican presidential candidates who failed to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time debate repeated a number of past false and misleading claims, while adding some new ones that we hadn’t heard before.... Read more»

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