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Clinton misues stat on CEO pay

Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical worker, but she was referring to a study that looked at pay disparity between CEOs and average workers only at the top 350 companies.... Read more»

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Comcast to hire 1,100 for new Tucson call center

Cable giant Comcast will open a new 100,000-square-foot call center in Tucson, staffed by about 1,125 workers, the company said Thursday, announcing plans at a Phoenix press conference with Gov. Doug Ducey and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. A location for the facility was not disclosed; company officials said negotiations are ongoing.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Shellfish reform can teach morals to poor

To teach the poor about budgeting and delayed gratification, Arizona should impose reforms that make some items cost appreciably more than others. You may have read about the rampant abuse of food stamps by at least one person in California, who bought lobster instead of generic mac and cheese.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Surviving drought the hard way

Can Arizona survive the drought caused by man-made climate change? Probably. The question is whether it will be the easy way or the hard way.... Read more»

FactChecking Chris Christie's part-time worker claim

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work” under President Obama. ... Read more»

Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S.-backed trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds

Hundreds of millions of patients around the Pacific rim face losing the chance to use new, cheap generic drugs to treat a host of conditions thanks to the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership. The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.... Read more»

Grand Canyon at 'confluence' of popularity, money and conservation

With millions visiting the Grand Canyon each year, the natural wonder has become the focus of two proposed developments. One would create a tramway from the rim on the Navajo Nation. Another would add hundreds of homes just south of the national park. ... Read more»

Advocates: Expand state prisoner transition program

Advocates say the Prisoner Transition Program is being underutilized by the Arizona Department of Corrections even though it has been shown to reduce recidivism. Eligible inmates are released 90 days early if they participate.... Read more»1

Rocky Point's new cruise port 'most important' project in city

Mexico plans to spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port in Puerto Peñasco. “It is the most important project the city has ever had,” said Miguel Guevara, director of promotion and international affairs for the city. ... Read more»4

American women are binge drinking more

The first study to track drinking patterns at the county level finds that women are driving big increases in heavy drinking.... Read more»

Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

The Forest Service signed off on the final environmental impact statement for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative last week, clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest.... Read more»

Most states list deadly methadone as 'preferred drug'

Methadone far surpasses all other opiates as a cause of overdose deaths. But most state Medicaid agencies continue to list it as a “preferred drug” for chronic pain. ... Read more»

Carlos Slim: Arizona-Mexico relations yet to reach full potential

Carlos Slim Helu, a tycoon known as one of the world’s richest businessmen, talked international trade and gave advice to the Phoenix business community on Wednesday. In his talk, he spoke about the future of U.S.-Mexico relations, among other things. ... Read more»

Rising access to substance abuse treatment faces 'critical' counselor shortage

Changes to health care law in the past year gave millions of Americans access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, but did nothing to address a 'critical' shortage of professionals who can provide that care.... Read more»

FactCheck

Gender pay gap in Clinton’s Senate office?

The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.... Read more»

House panel: ICE released 30,000 convicted criminals in 2014

House lawmakers grilled ICE Director Sarah Saldaña on Tuesday, saying her agency had released more than 30,000 immigrants with criminal records in 2014 while failing to act against other immigrants its officers stopped.... Read more»

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