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The capital of Mexico has been built in layers for centuries, and underneath its modern skyscrapers and historical buildings rest plenty of ruins. The past few days have been significant for those who work to unearth the buried history.
Arizona is finding itself in the middle of a race for an increase in shipping revenue from Mexico. The neighboring state of Sonora is preparing for a massive round of new trade with China. At the same time, Texas is competing for Arizona's most popular trade routes into northern Mexico.
Two Arizona-based entrepreneurs are launching a new venture capital firm that focuses on technology startups. They believe Phoenix and Arizona are not keeping up with other states and regions across the country with investing in intellectual capital.
The Senate replacement for the Affordable Care Act would have a particularly devastating impact on the Latino community. On Monday, Rep. Ruben Gallego joined leaders of advocacy groups at the National Council of La Raza conference in Phoenix to denounce the legislation.
Offices have been transforming over the past several years — cubicles are out, open spaces are in — and there’s been an emphasis on creating places for people to work together. But wide open work spaces can lead to more noise — and not just the kind we hear.
California may make its unofficial dispute with the federal government on immigration a lot closer to official. That state’s Senate Bill 54 would move California in the direction of being a so-called “Sanctuary State.” We talked more about the legislation as part of our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic.
Home runs are flying out Major League Baseball parks at a record rate. But unlike the late 1990s — when it turns out the rash of dingers was related to players enjoying performance-enhancing drugs of various sorts — this one has the general public baffled. Are baseballs themselves juiced? Are the bats making a difference?
A couple weeks ago, after House Speaker Paul Ryan called members to order, he had this reminder to share: "Members should wear appropriate business during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be," he said. So what exactly does this rule require? Well, that’s unclear.
As wildfires force evacuations and destroy homes around the state this summer, the donations start to pile up. People give canned food and clothing for the fire crews, so much so that Pima County officials last week said stop. Safety rules prevent the clothing from being worn or the food from being eaten.
The Trump administration’s proposed budget calls for up to $300 million in cuts for wildland firefighting. To learn more about the potential impact of the budget cuts, we spoke with Roxanne Warneke-Preston — widow of Billy Warneke, who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire — and Scott Somers, professor in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Last fall, in the heart of the nation's first capital and just a stone's throw from the Liberty Bell, construction workers unearthed a box full of bones as they were setting the foundation for an up and coming condominium.