Jobs, wages and the economy top the concerns of residents along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Residents on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border want to make it easier to cross for work, according to a new poll.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARICOPA - Voters moved quickly through the polls today as lines were almost non-existent at several election stations across Arizona.
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.