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Mexico becomes top U.S. trade partner for first time

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Mexico has long been Arizona’s top trade partner. Now, for the first time, our southern neighbor is also the No. 1 trade partner with the United States.


Battling tariffs, drought and milk substitutes, Arizona dairy farmers expand their global reach

PHOENIX – Arizona dairy farmers are forming partnerships and seeking larger foreign markets in the wake of tariffs and persistent drought.


Electric scooter companies fight to keep rolling in Mexico and U.S.

MEXICO CITY – Like in metro Phoenix, electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity to fight urban problems such as air pollution or traffic, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.


Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County again saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains, according to new Census estimates, which show every county in Arizona but Santra Cruz adding population in 2018.


Arizona’s messy tax system hampers small businesses battling online retailers for tax fairness

PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill that would require online retailers who do not have a physical facility in the state to pay sales taxes on goods purchased by Arizonans. However, the state’s 93 city tax codes complicate the issue.


Advocates work to slow the revolving door of repeat prisoners

TEMPE – Criminal justice officials and community members at an Arizona Town Hall session discussed ways to reform the state’s broken criminal justice system.

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Arizona becomes the first state to recognize all out-of-state occupational licenses

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2569, which recognizes occupational licenses granted by other states.


Alliance of American Football suspends operations just 8 weeks into first season

PHOENIX – The Alliance of American Football, which has faced financial trouble since its inception, opted to suspend operations Tuesday.


CBP cuts Sunday hours at Mariposa port to free officers for border duty

WASHINGTON - Customs and Border Protection said it is stopping Sunday inspection of commercial trucks at Nogales in order to shift officers elsewhere on the border, sparking an outcry from produce companies who fear damage to their time-sensitive industry.