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AZ Week: Mexican Shoppers Enhance State Economy

Dec 20, 2013 Estimates put annual stimulus at $1 billion annually; Tucson area merchants are biggest beneficiaries.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, December 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013 Immigration reform update; Brewer's Medicaid expansion; a look back at Obamacare rollout; Arizona election law changes.

Mexican Tradition of Tamales Reigns During Holidays

Dec 20, 2013 Tucson market works overtime to keep up with culinary tradition between Thanksgiving and New Year.

Winterhaven: Tucson Holiday Tradition for 63 Years

Dec 20, 2013 Festival of Lights through Dec. 28 allows residents to share seasonal spirit with community; food donations sought.

AZ Unemployment Rate Down in November

Dec 19, 2013 7.8% jobless, down from October's 8.2%; retail shopping season ramp-up, overall improvement cited.

NPR: Half-Million Eligible for Deferred Deportation Yet to Apply

Dec 18, 2013 Numbers have slowed to trickle after hundreds of thousands applied in early months of program.

State Court OKs Higher Campaign Donation Limits

Dec 18, 2013 Rejects Clean Elections Commission arguments that Legislature-passed increase violates Voter Protection Act.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Dec 16, 2013 Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Nears For Some

Dec 16, 2013 Those covered by some government-funded programs will need to enroll in new insurance.

Home Energy Efficiency Renovations Still Pricey for Most

Dec 16, 2013 Although the price of solar and other renewable energy systems have declined steadily over the years, the up-front cost usually isn’t an amount that people can just dish out.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, December 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013 AZ Legislature gets back to work this week, what can we expect?; gas tax hike to pay for road construction.

Forecast: Tucson Recession Jobs Lost Recovered by 2016

Dec 13, 2013 City added 6,000 jobs in past year in what economists point to as sign of improvement, with pace to continue.

AZ Week: Teachers, Students Adjust to Common Core

Dec 13, 2013 UA education dean: Arizona needs to be aware of major investment needed for success of new standards.

Proof of Citizenship Suit Sent Back to Fed Elections Officials

Dec 13, 2013 Federal judge leaves KS, AZ request for voter registration modifications in the hands of Election Assistance Commission.

Architect: Old Main Renovations Should Stay True to Its History

Dec 12, 2013 Corky Poster is a Tucson architect, one of the many hands involved in project; says structure is a distinctive symbol.

4th Ave Street Fair Brings Millions into Community Each Year

Dec 12, 2013 Biannual fair usually brings hundreds of thousands of people; vendors make a huge chunk of their income in that weekend alone.

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