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Manufacturing jobs now outnumber construction jobs in Arizona, Ducey says

PHOENIX – Jobs in manufacturing have now outpaced construction jobs in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Tom Gilman spoke at Ping’s headquarters about the boom in manufacturing jobs over the past three years.


Asarco, striking workers set to resume contract talks in two weeks

WASHINGTON - Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after close to 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at facilities in Arizona and Texas.


Two weeks into strike against Asarco, contract talks at a standstill

WASHINGTON - Two weeks into their strike against Asarco, union officials said negotiations with the copper mining, smelting and refining company remain at a standstill and workers are starting to feel the pinch.


Arizona saw some of deepest cuts, biggest tuition hikes since recession

WASHINGTON - Arizona universities suffered the largest percentage cuts in state aid to higher education since the start of the recession and saw the second-largest increase in student tuition at the same time, a new report shows.


House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry

WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to an overhaul of a 147-year-old federal mining law that supporters called "antiquated," while opponents called the update a "point-blank" blow to the mining industry.


Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020

PHOENIX – Census officials emphasized improvements in accuracy for 2020 to reduce historical undercounts of minorities.


No talks between company, union, as Asarco strike enters its third day

WASHINGTON - Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day.