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Trucks from Nogales, Mexico, line up at the Mariposa Cargo Facility in this 2019 photo, waiting to pass in to Nogales, Arizona. Despite some tense times under the Trump administration, trade between Arizona and Mexico has been relatively stable for the past four years.

President Donald Trump entered office pledging to blow up trade deals, and he later imposed tariffs on trading partners around the world – but the biggest threat to Arizona-Mexico trade over the past four years appears to have been COVID-19. Read more»

Trucks line up on the Mexico side of the border to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this 2011 file photo. Trade with Mexico is worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Arizona, and business leaders hope the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will mean even more.

There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect Wednesday. Read more»

Trucks line up on the Mexico site of the border to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this 2011 file photo. Trade with Mexico is one of the reasons Arizona officials welcomed the signing of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018. Read more» 1

President Donald Trump at an event at the White House to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially signed the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, finalizing a deal that overhauls labor, environmental and intellectual property rules. Read more»

Dawn Grove hosts Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, center, and Tom Gilman, assistant secretary for administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, at Ping’s headquarters Tuesday in Phoenix. Grove, who works for Ping’s parent company, Karsten, thanked Ducey for supporting the golf equipment manufacturer.

A boom in manufacturing in Arizona – from electric cars to high-end golf clubs – is helping to lower unemployment in the U.S., Gov. Doug Ducey told business leaders this week, noting that manufacturing jobs in the state now outnumber construction jobs. Read more»

UA Prof. Diana Liverman

A University of Arizona professor and top climate researcher, Diana Liverman, has been named one of 19 members of the Earth Commission, a new global group drafting potential responses to climate change and biodiversity challenges. Read more»

Trucks line up on the Mexico side of the border to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this 2011 file photo. Mexico is Arizona’s biggest trading partner, buying $7.5 billion in goods from the state in 2017.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined business leaders in Washington on Monday to push for final approval of the “critical” U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement and protect trade that is worth billions in trade to the state. Read more»

Interstate 11 is still years away from being a reality but it's still time to keep asking questions

It's too soon to tell if a proposed Tucson bypass is good for our city or something to be fought for the good of our summer-clad Pueblo. It's definitely worth getting the lowdown and asking questions. Read more» 1

President Trump backed away Friday evening from his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, after Mexico agreed to "curb irregular migration" and deploy troops to its southern border. U.S. authorities will "immediately expand" the policy of sending back migrants who request asylum. Read more»

Trucks line up in Mexico to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this photo from 2011. Customs and Border Protection recently trimmed hours at the port in order to redeploy workers elsewhere on the border.

Mexico is the biggest trade partner for Texas and the U.S., and tariffs on Mexican imports would quickly be felt on the border before impacting the rest of the U.S. economy, trade experts say. Read more»

Trucks wait to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa, Calif., Port of Entry. Mexico exported $346 billion in goods to the U.S. last year – $9 billion to Arizona – that would be subject to the president’s proposed tariffs.

President Trump has once again threatened to punish Mexico over migrant crossings with a tariff — this time of up to 25 percent — but critics including the Az Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Grijalva called the move everything from "baffling" to "unhinged." Read more»

The high cost of prescription drugs is a huge issue for all Arizonans, and especially for retirees. But if Congress approves the newly negotiated NAFTA in its current form (the USMCA), the problem could be made even worse. Read more»

The family-owned Boyle Dairy in Mesa is home to about 1,400 cows on 120 acres of land. The family also farms acreage near Casa Grande.

Dairy farmers in Arizona are forming new partnerships and adjusting their agricultural practices to try and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving world market while fighting tariffs, drought and milk substitutes. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bàrcena both emphasized the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement for growth in the region.

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Read more»

President Trump meeting with governors elect after the 2018 elections. Trump continues to misstate facts about his proposed border wall augmenting barriers already along the border.

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise. Read more»

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