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A CO2 sponge: Arizona scientist working to combat rising carbon dioxide levels

ASU researchers have developed a technology that scrubs the air of carbon dioxide. Now they need the funding to make it bigger.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona's 54th Legislature: Smell the sanity (and/or fear)

The 54th Arizona Legislature is acting someone put two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen in their drinking water. Could it be they’ve read my work? Or do they just know a thing or two about elections and consequences?... Read more»

Ducey proposes 2020 budget: Rainy-day fund, drought & teacher pay

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a fiscal year 2020 budget that would double the rainy day fund to $1 billion, put aside $165 million to hike teacher salaries and battle drought.... Read more»

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Arizona thirsty: Tucson should answer Ducey's call for bipartisan drought planning ... or else

Ducey's call for shared sacrifice usually spells doom for Tucson, so local leaders better cowboy up and answer his call for bipartisan cooperation to deal with Arizona's drought. We got water to spare and the wolves in Phoenix know it. ... Read more»1

‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water & education as top priorities

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon.... Read more»

Inaugural address

Ducey sworn in: Time Arizona became a 'jobs juggernaut'

"Today, I’m proud to say, those days are behind us. Arizona is open for business, government has gotten out of the way, the people are benefiting, and it’s going to stay that way." — full text of Gov. Ducey's second inaugural speech.... Read more»

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Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

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Pima County, TUSD to fight Az's latest shifty euphemism for tax hike

Could it be that Arizona leaders have reached tax-cut bottom and we are suddenly craving nutrients? They are sure acting like it just dawned on them that there's a cost to the civilization that most voters seem to insist upon.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Huckelberry: Road repair funding must be equitable solution for taxpayers

"A vocal faction want two-thirds of county taxpayers to pay to fix the roads of one-third of county taxpayers, while providing fewer county services to everyone." — Chuck Huckelberry... Read more»

Midterms show health is important to voters but no magic bullet on Capitol Hill

Voters called health care the most important issue facing the country in 2018, and states — not Washington — may lead the way toward expanding coverage. ... Read more»

Trump wants to revoke birthright citizenship, but can he act on his own?

Can a president change the Constitution by way of executive order? President Donald Trump thinks he can, saying in an interview this week that he plans to revoke the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.... Read more»

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Sinema plays it cool, McSally runs hot in Senate debate

McSally had the moxie to charge "treason" but Sinema put her on the defensive repeatedly during Monday's debate. You could tell by McSally’s exasperated denials, as the Democrat’s brainy posture seemed to piss the Republican candidate off to no end.... Read more»1

Factcheck: Trump's numbers, October 2018 update

Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.... Read more»

JP Keith Bee indicted in tax case, retires from bench

Pima County Justice of the Peace Keith Bee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of filing false statements on three years' of tax returns for his business, Bee Line Bus Transportation. Bee, a JP since 2007, retired Friday without notice.... Read more»

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Fatal miscalculation: Invest in Ed math error doomed initiative in courts

The Arizona Supreme Court has bounced the Invest In Ed initiative off the ballot. The #RedforEd crew needed a red team to vet the proposition's petition language before they gathered signatures.... Read more»

Pima Supervisors wait to reconsider Stonegarden border funds

The continued acceptance of nearly $1.4 million in federal grant money under a program known as Operation Stonegarden remains in limbo after Pima County supervisors voted to delay their decision until September, allowing a citizen commission to review data from police agencies. ... Read more»

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