Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Monday, March 18:
ECONOMIC GROWTH is occurring in the United States despite inaction by Congress and the administration to stem the effects of budget cut sequestration, a bank economist says. Michael Chihak reports.
ARIZONA EMPLOYMENT is showing year-over-year growth, and that is significant, says University of Arizona economist George Hammond. he tells Maria Parham in an interview that the improvement comes despite a slight seasonal uptick in state unemployment for January.
NO LABELS POLITICS is the goal of a national organization striving to remove the vitriol from the process. Tucson members of the group, No Labels, met Saturday for the first time in a year to try regenerating interest in their goal of a civic approach to public issue problems solving. Andrea Kelly reports.
THE TOWN OF VAIL may be a reality soon. Proponents of forming their own local government in the burgeoning community southeast of Tucson are circulating petitions to bring the idea of incorporation to a vote. Maria Parham interviews Scott Altherr, a member of Citizens for Vail, and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is supporting Vail incorporation.