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Electric vehicles seem to be having their moment these days, even if it's too soon to celebrate that last tank of gasoline. From what we can see here in Arizona, advances in EV manufacturing and battery chemistry have together brought an electric vehicle future closer than most have ever considered possible. Read more»

Without even a chance to say "goodbye" to viewers, longtime conservative commentator Tucker Carlson was fired by Fox News in the wake of the $787 million settlement of a defamation lawsuit against the cable giant. Read more»

I don’t know why, but I love NORAD’s Santa Tracker. I open it on Christmas eve and watch Santa and his reindeer fly around the planet. Maybe it’s because I’m a geography buff or I just love the imagination with it. Read more»

With all the decisions Elon Musk has made since he took the platform over, it almost seems like he wants to destroy Twitter. And it almost seems like he wants to destroy this nation. Read more»

Elon Musk has been in control of Twitter for less than a month, and the social media platform is already well on its way south. Read more»

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake wants to implement laws in Arizona that stop social media platforms from censoring speech from Arizonans, Lake told conservative talk show host Steven Crowder - who has previously been banned from YouTube for hate speech. Read more»

Musk told Twitter advertisers he doesn't want the platform to become a 'free-for-all hellscape' where anything can be said with no consequences.

The battle for Twitter is over as Elon Musk closed on his $44 billion deal to take over the social media giant - and as he begins to gut the company, experts see major upheaval ahead, and not just for Twitter employees. Read more»

Kids, class is in session. Today, I’m going to educate you on the use of a specific slur. Now, not all of you need to be schooled on this but there are quite a few of you who are ignorant, so you’re the ones I’m really talking to. The pandemic has been ripe for Karens. Read more»

If you’re looking to get richer while telling the tax man you’re getting poorer, it’s hard to beat real estate development. But the oil and gas industry provides stiff competition.

While some of the country’s absolute wealthiest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg, occasionally sidestep federal income tax entirely, a subset of the ultrarich does it year in and year out. Read more»

When ProPublica compared the richest Americans’ wealth gains to the taxes they paid, we found a system that benefits billionaires. White House economists recently used a similar method to calculate tax rates, revealing stark inequality. Read more»

A Tesla powering up at an electric vehicle charging station along I-10 in Casa Grande, Arizona on July 31, 2021.

Backed by automakers and in stark contrast to the rollbacks of the last administration, the president is proposing an aggressive agenda with tightened emission standards and a goal of making 50% of all vehicles sold in 2030 electric. Read more»

Bezos announces plans for the 'Blue Moon' lunar lander in 2019.

Not long after the 1969 Moon landing, poet Gil Scott-Heron released a scathing song called “Whitey on the Moon.” While others lauded the landing as a “giant leap for mankind,” he lamented it, saying the trip consumed resources that could have been better put to use helping people on Earth. Read more»

Right to the City Los Angeles held a downtown rally April 18, 2011 calling for higher taxes on corporations and the ultrawealthy.

ProPublica’s investigation released Tuesday revealing that the top 25 wealthiest Americans have paid little, and sometimes nothing, in federal income taxes has resulted in demands to rewrite the tax code and to investigate how the confidential data was released. Read more»

Artificial intelligence is an economic asteroid we can all see coming, so voters must question our civic leaders right now about that issue as the bot industry draws one of its first beads on a leading Tucson industry. Read more»

A fledgling rocket company based in Tucson announced a major boost as it plans to build out a factory here — a $60 million contract to conduct a series of satellite launches beginning in 2019. Vector Space Systems said last week it plans to hire 200 employees as it constructs a facility near TIA. Read more»

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