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Construction Sales Taxes Lead State Revenue Gains

Double-digit increases continue in contractor purchases; retail income also shows strong gains at 8.1%.

Katie Nixon, Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust Co., discusses investment strategies and the scenario with the stock market.

Discussing Investment Strategies, US Stock Market

During recent trip to Tucson, chief investment officer at Northern Trust spoke about investment, the country's economy.

AZ's Rate of Uninsured Children Third Highest in US, Report Says

Georgetown University study found 13.2 percent of Arizona's kids don't have health coverage.

Getting a business loan in today's tough economy can be very challenging for start-up companies but some are finding alternative sources of assistance.

Report: Hispanic Consumers Spending $43M in AZ This Year

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Datos released, also found there are 67,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild provides an update on his effort to end veterans' homelessness in the city by 2015.

Mayor: Tucson's Housed More Than 200 Vets Since Summer

223 homeless veterans, their families got a home in the first 100 days of city's initiative to end veterans' homelessness.

Migrant Detention Facility Cellblocks Freezing, Detainees Say

While detention cells aren't designed with comfort in mind, human rights groups, undocumented migrants say conditions inside some BP stations have become unsafe.

Major League Soccer Preseason Returning to Tucson

Games played at Kino Sports Complex's new north stadium will bring in about $4M in annual revenues.

Tucson Schools Recognized for Health, Fitness Efforts

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Healthier-US School Challenge giving out awards for healthy food options,nutrition ed, physical activity.

Report: Parks Closure During Gov Shutdown Cost AZ Millions

Data from National Parks Conservation Association says Grand Canyon lost $19.5M in visitor spending.

Hong Hua, optical engineer at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, discusses developing her own version of Google Glass and exploring some of its possible uses.

Google Glass Brings Consumers Wearable Technology

A wearable, portable computer although fascinating, it also raises privacy, security concerns.

NPR: Congress Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

Little known about, enforced policy calls for filling 34,000 beds with immigrant detainees in about 250 facilities across country per day.

Farhad Moghimi speaks of his new position as the director of the Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments.

New RTA Director Faces Ongoing Funding Challenge

Result of recession-affected revenue and road project budget estimates; agency tasked of overseeing a 20-year, $2B transportation plan for Pima County.

Marcia Lincoln, hobby poultry farmer, discusses how to produce healthier and happier birds and how she is working to protect heirloom turkey varieties.

Northwest Farmer Raises Heritage Turkeys

Hobby farmer Marcia Lincoln is involved in every aspect of birds' life; sells turkey meat, eggs.

Desert Bighorn Sheep Return to Santa Catalinas

31 animals gathered from Yuma are released into Pusch Ridge wilderness Monday; 60 more coming.

Endangered Red Squirrel Population Shows Growth

AZ Game and Fish Dept. says 272 were counted in Mount Graham during its annual survey.

Alo Vera is just one of the thousands of varying plant species in southern Arizona.

Tucson Groups Advocate for Native, Heirloom Plants

"We are not only interested in preserving seeds...but...the culture in our Southwest."

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