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Arizona's jobless rate drops to 5% amidst robust hiring

About 20,000 people have been getting jobs each month for the first three months of the year in Arizona. While Tucson's job growth remains at the bottom of the list, but the unemployment rate here is lower than the statewide average. The increase in the state's minimum wage don't appear to have stemmed job growth.... Read more»

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Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. ... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: Tucson a 'reliable partner' with business

The text of Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, delivered Thursday: "The City of Tucson is a good partner, a reliable partner, as we've proven time and time again during my tenure as mayor." Rothschild made his case for an increase in Tucson's sales tax, asking voters to OK it at an upcoming special election to help fund police, fire and road repairs.... Read more»

Armed man carjacks Tucson mayor's Prius

A man with a pistol demanded the keys to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's car Saturday morning, stealing the city-owned Toyota Prius outside the mayor's Midtown home.... Read more»

Arizona police might not enforce Trump’s immigration orders

Arizona law enforcement mostly say they won’t participate in widespread immigration raids that target long-term undocumented immigrants no matter what President Trump’s new executive order says. Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales police, and Yuma, Santa Cruz and Maricopa sheriffs say officers will not target those who have no violent felony offenses.... Read more»

Public service announcement: Int'l Clash Day observed in Tucson

Honoring the inspiring and inclusive spirit of the ground-breaking punk band, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has declared Tuesday to be "International Clash Day" in Tucson.... Read more»

Tucson mayor to Mexican president: 'Door to our city is open'

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to visit, saying that despite the recent executive orders by U.S. President Donald Trump, the "door to our city is open ... Building a wall or increasing tariffs sends the wrong message."... Read more»1

Fortune 500 company ADP hiring 250 in Tucson

Fortune 500 human resources company ADP is hiring 250 more workers in Tucson, bringing its local workforce to 400. Earlier this month, two other companies announced 480 new jobs in Tucson.... Read more»

Photos: Despite blustery weather, thousands attend Women's March in Tucson

Despite cold winds and possible rains, thousands of people attended the Women's March and solidarity rally in downtown Tucson. Hundreds of events were held nationwide, including one in Washington D.C., with estimated total attendance over one million people.... Read more»1

As Trump goes into office, Tucson protestors push for 'sanctuary city' declaration

Following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday, around 200 people marked the occasion by marching to Tucson's City Hall, demanding the mayor and City Council declare Tucson a "sanctuary city," which includes issuing municipal IDs for unauthorized immigrants, refusing to work with immigration officials, and setting up a legal fund.... Read more»

$54M grant will tackle nitty-gritty of Interstate 10 upgrades

The federal government is about to kick in $54 million to help pay for improvements on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix, including widening two additional stretches to six lanes and developing technology to warn drivers of potentially deadly dust storms.... Read more»

Muhammad Ali to be celebrated at Tucson interfaith service

Tucsonans of all faiths will join together on Saturday to mourn and remember Muhammad Ali at the Islamic Center of Tucson. The service will include Muslim and Christian leaders, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Councilman Kozachik, and a Ramadan feast.... Read more»

AHL team in Tucson another step in growth of hockey in Arizona

When he lived in the Phoenix area, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of hockey in Arizona, as he saw the sport grow taking his daughter to figure skating at local ice rinks. And he hopes that hockey’s surge will continue in Tucson with the move of the Arizona Coyotes’minor-league team to the city.... 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»

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