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AZ Week: State Economic Growth Slow But Steady, Experts Say

Tucson job growth under 1% since 2012, will continue lagging for couple more years, report figures show.

K-12 Want Judge to Require Legislature Pay $1.7B in Lost Funds

But a Sept. ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court says state doesn't have to repay money to schools.

3/29/12

Study: 9% of Tucson Workforce in Infrastructure

City is below national average or 10 percent; some local businesses argue more positions in field are needed.

Local governments are planning to extend the number and length of bicycle paths in an effort to increase ridership in our community.

Tucson 9th in Nation for Commutes by Bike

US Census Bureau releases commuting data; more than 5,500 people in city ride bikes to work, or 2.4 percent of the area's working population.

Fed Election Officials Want Halt of Proof of Citizenship to Vote

U.S. Election Assistance Comm. asks 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for emergency administrative suspension of judge's refusal to grant block.

Tucson's mayor and Mexican officials unveil new sculpture at Sunset Park in front of City Hall

Tucson Mayor Receives Highest Award from Mexican Govt

Institute for Mexicans Abroad says Rothschild has contributed to the Mexican community in the city, strengthened relationships between the two countries.

DuVal Files More Than 10K Sigs, Officially in Gubernatorial Race

Fred DuVal faces no serious competition for the Democratic nomination in the August primaries.

Tucson Drafts Updates to Urban Agriculture Code

Kristen Culliney and her family keep 8 hens in their midtown backyard, making them outlaws under current city zoning code, her local homeowner’s association rules.

Tucson Takes 2nd Place in Water-Saving Competition

Residents pledged to save 66 million gallons of water; placed behind Corpus Christi, TX.

Campaign to Recall 2 PCC Board Members Fails

Organizers unable to collect enough signatures; say they pushed recall because board members are responsible for Pima’s probation.

Fired Senior CPS Workers: We're Being Made Scapegoats

The five were let go for their role in closing more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect cases without investigation.

UPDATED: 9 Tribes Sharing $700K for Renewable Energy

Interior Secretary visited Phoenix Wednesday and announced grant program for Native American tribes; also approval for what would be largest solar power plant on tribal land.

Interior Sec in PHX to Talk Energy Development in Tribal Lands

American Indian leaders have said federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy have made energy development difficult in Indian Country.

Group of GOP AZ Legislators Want New Abortion Rules Unblocked

In April, Court of Appeals issued an injunction for a temp block on restrictions on use of abortion-inducing drugs.

US Senate GOP Leader: VA in 'Stunning Period of Dysfunction'

Sen. Mitch McConnell also says a change in leadership might be a good thing for Dept. of Veterans Affairs, amid neglect claims in Phoenix.

AZ is 'Bull's Eye of Climate Change'

The White House’s 2014 Natl Climate Assessment definitively links burning of coal and oil to intensifying climate conditions in S. Arizona.

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