Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:27:32 GMT
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year. Pima County Fair officials say, while most state and countyMore >
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:10:24 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed two major pro-gun bills that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings and would have punishedMore >
Governor Jan Brewer blocked a push to expand gun rights in Arizona and gave Tucson and Pima County more power to make their own gun laws.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:10 GMT
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...More >
Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.More >
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A groundbreaking ceremony lured hundreds of people, many of them Casa Grande residents, to a remote field a couple miles east of I-10 on Florence Avenue.
The large crowd signified just how important the people in the small community of 50,000 view the project.
It's called PhoenixMart and it will bring more than 9,000 jobs to the area.
PhoenixMart is a distribution center located in the heart of the desert.
But it's more than that.
It will link like projects already doing business in China and Dubai.
It's a place where eventually 2,000 manufacturers can go to sell their products to buyers without a middleman.
Casa Grande beat out several large and well known communities across the country for the site.
It's generally because of location.
Casa Grande is in the middle of the Sun Corridor and lies along the Canamex Highway, linking the ports of Mexico through the United States and into Canada.
The new Union Pacific rail lines, inland ports and Interstate 11 all make the area an attractive location to do international business.
Tucson and Pima County are working to develop the inland ports and rail links to help make it possible.
"If you draw a 30-mile radius around this site, you get North Tucson, Marana, the Southeast Phoenix area," says Bob Jackson, Casa Grande's Mayor. "It's a great opportunity for anybody in Arizona to get a job."
Former Labor Secretary Elizabeth Chou told the crowd "Today the focus is not on Wall Street."
The focus today was on Main Street, specifically Main Street Casa Grande.
It's the small and medium businesses that will be created by PhoenixMart which will put Americans back to work.
"American and Arizona are recovering from what economists call the Great Recession," says PhoenixMart President Jeremy Schoenfelder. "America's entrepreneurial spirit is coming back in a big way."
Projects like this will allow those entrepreneurs to gather in one place to distribute to the world.
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:47:34 GMT
A duck with "dangerous propensities" is at the center of a $275,000 lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clackamas County. It claims the plaintiff, Cynthia Ruddell, stepped out of her motorhomeMore >
The lawsuit claims the duck has a history of attacking people and its owner was negligent for failing to maintain proper control of her animal.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind ofMore >
According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.More >