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Latinos left behind as big tech continues to grow

TUCSON – The tech industry continues to grow nationwide, but its workforce still is nearly 70% white. Less than 7% of workers are Hispanic.


Arizona lawmakers split, as House takes historic vote to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Wednesday as the House took a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.


Supreme Court to hear appeal of double-murderer on Arizona’s death row

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to consider whether a jury should hear double-murderer James McKinney's argument that trauma from a "horrific" childhood must be considered when weighing the death penalty. The ruling could affect as many as 19 others on death row.


Protesters demand end to Phoenix police crime-suppression sweeps on light rail

PHOENIX – The nonprofit group LUCHA gathered in front of Phoenix Valley Metro headquarters in downtown Phoenix to demand it stop working with the Phoenix Police Department.


Bluegreen Vacations 500 reflects popularity of NASCAR in Arizona, host of 2020 championship

AVONDALE – Although thousands of people in the Valley flocked to ISM Raceway over the weekend to cheer on their favorite drivers, the Bluegreen Vacations 500 drew just as many people from outside Arizona.


Phoenix recycling will end unless rates are hiked, officials warn

PHOENIX — The public works department for Phoenix explained to the city council this week if solid waste rates don’t increase, cuts to programs like recycling will need to be made.


Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


No money, no lights: Shutoff of senior woman’s electricity leads to calls for reform

PHOENIX - The Arizona Corporation Commission is spending the next few months pursuing reforms for the utility companies it oversees in Arizona. There is no state government standard as to how and why a user’ who is behind payments on a bill has their utilities shut off.


Fundraising shows Schweikert down, but analysts say he’s not out yet

WASHINGTON - Rep. David Schweikert's fundraising is down, he has a well-funded Democratic challenger and his office is dogged by ethics complaints. All that combines to make the 6th District competitive, but it doesn't mean the Schweikert should be counted out yet, analysts say.


Cross-border shooting in Nogales likely to turn on ruling in Texas case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will consider if a Mexican family can sue a Border Patrol agent who was standing in Texas when he fatally shot their teenage son who was in Ciudad Juarez - a ruling that will affect a nearly identical case in Nogales, where a Sonoran family is suing over their son's death.


Bringing closure: Volunteer group searches for migrant remains near the southern border

SOUTHERN ARIZONA – Aguilas del Desierto is a nonprofit group that scours the desert for the remains of migrants lost in Arizona and California.


Mexican engineer turning prickly pear juice into biodegradable plastic

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A professor of chemical engineering in Mexico is making biodegradable plastics from the juice of prickly pear cactus.