Hudbay Minerals focus of documentary at Loft

Hudbay Minerals focus of documentary at Loft

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner InvestigativeMEDIA turns its unflinching focus on Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals Inc. and its controversial plans to construct the massive Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson. Award-winning investigative journalist John Dougherty documents Hudbay’s legacy of lead poisoning in a […]

The future of education funding could be Arizona’s ESAs

The future of education funding could be Arizona’s ESAs

From NCPA In 2011, Arizona became the first state to create K-12 education savings accounts, currently allowing the families of 1,311 students to decide how best to use their state education funding. Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada have subsequently enacted similar K-12 education savings account programs (ESAs). More than 5,000 children are anticipated to use […]

Pima County Supervisors approve community partnership with Davis-Monthan AFB

Pima County Supervisors approve community partnership with Davis-Monthan AFB

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Pima County Board of Supervisors this week voted unanimously to join the Davis-Monthan Community Partnership program, which seeks to better integrate the U.S. Air Force Base with the Tucson community and helps keep the base a vital part of the local economy. According to the Air Force’s description […]

McCain campaign deposits over $1 million for senate run

McCain campaign deposits over $1 million for senate run

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner John McCain on Monday announced his campaign fundraising total for the 3rd Quarter of 2015, covering activity during the three-month period from July 1-September 30. During the 3rd Quarter, McCain deposited over $1 million, with $4.9 million Cash On-Hand as of October 1, 2015. This is the third consecutive […]

Arizona CD1 GOP primary race sees two new candidates

Arizona CD1 GOP primary race sees two new candidates

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Arizona Speaker of the House David Gowan Monday announced his candidacy for Arizona’s First Congressional District. Announcing the same day was Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. “It has been my sincere honor to serve the people of Arizona in the House of Representatives for the past seven years,” […]

McCain praises the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

McCain praises the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today praised the agreement reached over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “I welcome news that the United States and 11 other nations have concluded negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest regional trade agreement in history. The TPP offers a historic opportunity to reduce […]

Fire prevention week in Tucson

Fire prevention week in Tucson

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 4-10 the Tucson Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Hear the beep where you sleep’. The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install […]

Economic Development officials gather to talk regional cooperation in Pima County

Economic Development officials gather to talk regional cooperation in Pima County

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Representatives from the region’s economic development organizations met in Pima County last Friday to lay the groundwork for increased cooperation and information sharing among the region’s jurisdictions and economic development agencies. Pima County Strategic Planning Director John Moffatt invited the officials to Pima County for the economic development round table […]

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson has made another list that doesn’t show off the city’s best side. This one is from the financial website WalletHub and it details how well a city of Tucson’s size is growing or not growing in socioeconomic terms. WalletHub measured 515 cities across America across 10 key […]

Survey shows Tucsonans not exactly pleased with city government

Survey shows Tucsonans not exactly pleased with city government

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Survey results are in about the November Tucson City Council elections. Three Democrat incumbents are running against three Republicans. The survey was done by the Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government. It asked a series of questions of highly likely Democrat, Republican, and Independent voters. The interviews were conducted on September 21st, 2015 by […]

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