Politics and Government

Arizona's Minimum Wage Going Up Jan 1

Dec 27, 2017 The raise means more than $1,000 more a year for full-time workers.

Tucson Economy Ready to Grow Behind Manufacturing Sector

Dec 26, 2017 Good economic times come as federal spending begins to increase again.

Arizona Sen. Flake Promised Chance To Bring DACA Bill To Senate Floor

Dec 21, 2017 Congress has 75 days to enact permanent protections for 'Dreamers.'

2 Routes Run Through Avra Valley in Report on Proposed Interstate

Dec 20, 2017 The department has identified 2,000-foot corridors that ADOT considers possibilities for proposed highway.

Surge In Arizona Part Of National Wave Of Citizenship Applications

Dec 18, 2017 The U.S. government gets a flood of citizenship applications in the months before a presidential election, and activists said the 2016 spike has carried over into this year.

Sen. Flake: End to NAFTA Would Hurt U.S. Economy

Dec 16, 2017 Flake predicted a rise in unemployment, farm subsidies and illegal immigration if trade deal is ended.

Episode 345: The News That Impacted Arizonans in 2017

Dec 15, 2017 A look back at what we covered and what it will mean in 2018.

Episode 167: Reviewing 2017

Dec 15, 2017 A look at the stories we covered in 2017, and what stories will continue to resonate in 2018.

Pima County Wins World View Lease Challenge in Court

Dec 15, 2017 An appeals court rules the county's deal with the space balloon company complies with state law.

Memo: Pima County Can Task RTA With Road Repairs

Dec 14, 2017 Proposal by Supervisor Christy hinges on the legality of handing such work off to another agency.

Older Dreamers: "We are invested in the U.S."

Dec 13, 2017 Older DACA recipients say deportation may cost them their children.

Pima County Approves Two-Year Road Repair Plan

Dec 12, 2017 Plan prioritizes residential roads in need of repair over those that must be rebuilt.

Manufacturing, Federal Spending Expected to Push Tucson Economy in 2018

Dec 12, 2017 Annual forecast predicts growth rate of at least the national average, with growth in many prominent Tucson sectors.

Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report

Dec 12, 2017 Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.

Decades-Long Dispute Over Arizona Tribe's Water Rights May Soon Be Resolved

Dec 11, 2017 Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a bill to allocate Colorado River water to the tribe and pay for construction of delivery infrastructure.

Central American Migration to US Increases Alongside Violence

Dec 7, 2017 Violence and Reagan-era policies continue to push new waves of immigrants, historian says.

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