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Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Jobs, wages and the economy top the concerns of residents along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

Residents on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border want to make it easier to cross for work, according to a new poll.


Nine desert plants you can turn into cookies, candy and margaritas

CAVE CREEK — Sweet red fruit rests on the arm of a prickly Saguaro. Yellowing pods are ground into meal. Spiked bright-green pads are roasted over a crackling fire pit.


Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy

Gilbert – Stefanie Contreras rarely waits in line. She prefers a life where on-demand or sharing services mean she can spend her time living her life, whether she’s ordering laundry detergent or booking a vacation in Costa Rica.


The Trump wall, Brexit and Arizona trade relations: What Mexico’s top diplomat has to say

PHOENIX – Global competition, trade agreements and the budding economic relationship between Arizona and Mexico were on the agenda this week at the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs, discussed how she feels about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico, greets crowd members in Phoenix at “Construye En Tu Tierra”, a new housing initiative between Sonora and Arizona. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

I saw it on Facebook: Posts alert neighbors to crime, community help

MARICOPA — When Trisha Johnson spotted a Mitsubishi lurching along the dusty road in front of her house, her fingers flew over the keyboard of her smartphone. Within seconds, she posted an alert on Facebook to neighbors in her rural community.


Federal judge rules on victim compensation in Arpaio civil contempt case

PHOENIX – A federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated a court order to curb racial profiling decided Tuesday the county will have to pay at least $1,000 to each person unlawfully detained. But the judge delayed a decision on other penalties until June 30.

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Arizona summit on Zika teaches health officials how to tackle virus

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials joined the global battle to fight the Zika virus in a daylong summit Tuesday, educating doctors and other medical professionals and emergency personnel on ways to prevent and handle the mosquito-born virus that causes devastating birth defects.


Arizona teacher survey: Use Prop 123 to raise salaries

PHOENIX – Some Arizona teachers want Proposition 123 money to be used to increase teacher pay, but the state’s two major teacher associations disagree over how the money should be spent.


Election officials still counting Prop 123 votes, approval holding small lead

Updated at 12:05 p.m. May 18, 2016. After months of frustration, hope, and Twitter mentions, voters’ decision on Proposition 123, a measure that could give schools $3.5 billion over the next decade, is still too close to call on Wednesday.

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Several Arizona voting stations see short lines for special election

MARICOPA - Voters moved quickly through the polls today as lines were almost non-existent at several election stations across Arizona.

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Live coverage: Arizonans vote on Prop 123 and Prop 124

Voters in Arizona decide on two propositions today. Proposition 123 would approve funds from the State Land Trust for public schools over the next decade. Proposition 124 would reform the pension fund for firefighters and police officers. Following long lines at the Presidential Preference Election in March, Cronkite News is out at polling places today with the latest election coverage.

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