Arizona unemployment drops to 4.7%; Lowest level since 2008

Arizona unemployment drops to 4.7%; Lowest level since 2008

By SoAzNewsX Following continued growth and a month of well-above average job gains in both the private and public sectors, Arizona’s unemployment dropped to 4.7%, its lowest level since January 2008. According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, during September, Arizona gained 36,400 non-farm jobs, which is over 6,000 more than the September average […]

McSally bill to increase security and decrease wait times at ports of entry heads to Senate

McSally bill to increase security and decrease wait times at ports of entry heads to Senate

By SoAzNewsX The House of Representatives yesterday passed Rep. Martha McSally’s legislation to protect global supply chains against terrorist activity. Her bill reauthorizes and modernizes The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s flagship global supply chain security program, for the first time in eleven years. C-TPAT is recognized throughout the […]

Desert bighorn sheep poached, left to waste near Yuma

Desert bighorn sheep poached, left to waste near Yuma

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of a desert bighorn sheep that was found near Yuma, Ariz. A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killing of the adult ram through the department’s Operation […]

Border agents arrest illegal alien convicted for sexual assault

Border agents arrest illegal alien convicted for sexual assault

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Three Points station apprehended a Guatemalan national Tuesday morning for illegally entering the United States and later discovered he was convicted for assault and sexual assault in Connecticut. While processing Guilebaldo Ramos-Mendez, 34, agents conducted a records check and learned he was convicted in New Haven […]

ICYMI: Tucson named worst city in which to live in Arizona

ICYMI: Tucson named worst city in which to live in Arizona

By SoAzNewsX There are 91 incorporated cities and towns in the entire state of Arizona, but only one has been named the worst in the state to live in: Tucson. The city of Tucson was named the worst city in Arizona to live in, according to MSN.com. The southern Arizona city was ranked the worst to […]

Gov. Ducey heading to UK to promote economic development

Gov. Ducey heading to UK to promote economic development

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Gov, Doug Ducey will take part in a series of economic development meetings Oct. 19 – 22 in the United Kingdom to tout the economic advantages of doing business in Arizona. During the economic development trip, organized by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the governor will meet one-on-one with high-level international business leaders. In […]

Sundt company, community college build careers in construction

Sundt company, community college build careers in construction

By Marcia Oppong / Cronkite News The Sundt Construction, Inc. and Central Arizona College are training students to become the next construction professionals. Patrick Lopez, a second-year student in the program, is paving a career path by working at the company. “One of my first jobs I got introduced into was welding. I just thought that’d […]

EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

By Isaac Windes / Cronkite News Arizona utilities and regulators said they plan to continue working toward the lower carbon emission goals that had been set in the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, even though federal officials said last week that they are scrapping the program. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said lastTuesday that he will revoke the […]

Nam to Sand Jam coming up

Nam to Sand Jam coming up

By SoAzNewsX Vietnam Veterans of America Tucson Chapter 106 is proud to announce the 30th Anniversary of Nam to Sand Jam will be held back at Reid Park Bandshell on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 am to 7 pm. NamJam started as a camaraderie building and suicide prevention gathering so that brothers and sisters in […]