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A look at border, environmental changes likely under new administration

Jan 29, 2021 President Biden’s executive orders and action on various issues could bring changes to Arizona.

Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Jan 22, 2021 Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

Pima County expands COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Jan 15, 2021 As counties across Arizona work to innoculate more people, vaccine availability remains a problem.

Looking ahead 10 years after deadly Jan. 8 shooting

Jan 8, 2021 Survivors and advocates discuss progress on reducing gun violence and what still needs to be done.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Dec 18, 2020 Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

Exploring unions in Arizona

Dec 11, 2020 A growing number of white-collar workers are forming unions in industries like higher education and journalism.

Digging into campaign spending in the 2020 election

Dec 4, 2020 How much difference did record-breaking campaign spending make in Arizona?

Downtown development renews scrutiny of economic incentives and community preservation

Nov 20, 2020 A tax incentive helped revitalize Tucson’s downtown, but some residents say it also threatens to push them out.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Nov 13, 2020 Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Understanding election results in Pima County and Arizona

Nov 6, 2020 Democrats saw encouraging voter trends in a state once considered a Republican stronghold.

Lecture series examines ‘Woman Power’

Oct 30, 2020 The fall talks at the UA touched upon the way women wield power in language, family life and their communities.

Exploring the myth of monolithic voting blocs

Oct 23, 2020 Campaigns often target voting "blocs" based on gender, religion and race, despite these groups being politically diverse.

Tucson Electric Power looks to expand renewables, raise customer rates

Oct 16, 2020 TEP’s plans to raise rates and install a transmission line near historic neighborhoods are not without controversy.

A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures

Oct 9, 2020 Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Pima County Board of Supervisors races could bring changes

Oct 2, 2020 All five seats are up for grabs on the board, which sets major local policy decisions.

Pima County Sheriff candidates face off in AZPM debate

Sep 25, 2020 In the debate, each candidate made their case for why he should be reelected to the role of sheriff.

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