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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»

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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»

Factchecking the GOP Convention, Day 2

The speakers went too far in their claims on guns, Benghazi, coal jobs, Keystone and more.... Read more»

Pima County seeks workers for primary and general election polls

Pima County is currently seeking registered voters to work at the polls for the primary election on Aug. 30 and the general election on Nov. 8.The Elections Department will hire about 2,000 workers total in the County. ... Read more»

Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

Hidden perk in Caterpillar lease for Pima County building: Free utilities

Glossed over in the recent deal for Caterpillar to rent a Pima County building in Downtown was a perk that could add up to nearly $1 million over the life of the lease: taxpayer-provided utilities and maintenance. Although officials said the company would "pay all operating and maintenance costs," those expenses were rolled into the base rent on 97 E. Congress.... Read more»3

Obama’s numbers: July 2016 update

FactCheck's quarterly update of statistical indicators on jobs, wages, debt, energy, illegal immigration, food stamps and more. ... Read more»

Mexico’s top diplomat talks Trump's wall, Brexit & Az trade relations

At the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs discussed how she feels about Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.... Read more»

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