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War on Drugs is a Big Failure!

So says Writer Charles Bowden who has been covering the border for more than 30 years

UA Budget Questions

UA President Dr. Robert Shelton says where the UA budget goes from here depends on the outcome of May 18th vote

TUSD Mergers

TUSD budget woes lead to school closures and mergers. TUSD had a building spree to accomodate the baby boomers. And the boom echo kept those schools humming.

Sales-Tax Hike for Arizona?

Proposition 100 Debate: The Pro and Con of the Sales Tax Hike Proposal

Retailing 2010

Retailers have cause for optimism

Macy's Faring Well

One of the hardest hit sectors in the down U.S. economy is retail. Consumers are keeping their wallets closed over fears of unemployment and uncertainty about the future. One retailer is showing signs of improvement in its financial picture.

State Tax Donation

Christopher Conover reports on a potential change to Arizona's income tax forms that will offer an additional way to give money to the state.

Health Care for Uninsured

Health clinics are stretched thin serving individuals and families with no health insurance and few options.

State Treasurer Dean Martin

In a conversation with Christopher Conover, Treasurer Dean Martin talks about his concern over the state's current fiscal crisis, as Arizona has "maxed out its credit cards"

Budget Saga Continues

Christopher Conover brings us the latest on the ongoing battle over the troubled state budget.

State Budget Status

The Arizona Legislature this week finally passed a budget for the new fiscal year, but Governor Brewer vetoed much of its. Christopher Conover reports on what's next in the process.

State Budget Lawsuit

The Arizona Supreme Court was called in to settle the budget dispute between Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature. Christopher Conover has the outcome and fallout.

Drachman Study

As part of our BLUEPRINT TUCSON series, Tony Paniagua looks at a study showing millions of Americans would be better off economically if they lived closer to where they worked.

Desert Sweet Shrimp Farm

Robert Rappaport takes us deep into the hot desert of Gila Bend and finds freshwater ponds full of shrimp.

City Manager Fired

Christopher Conover looks at this week's firing of Tucson City Manager Mike Hein and hear a commentary on the subject from Jim Nintzel of the "Tucson Weekly."

Oscar Martinez

Claudine LoMonaco interviews University of Arizona History Professor Oscar Martinez about how his childhood experience led him to debunk common theories about Mexico's poverty.

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