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Writing that "no court decision has determined that the same geographical unit must apply to corresponding primary and general elections," a federal judge has knocked down a challenge to Tucson's hybrid election system. ... Read more»   1

To teach the poor about budgeting and delayed gratification, Arizona should impose reforms that make some items cost appreciably more than others. You may have read about the rampant abuse of food stamps by at least one person in California, who bought lobster instead of generic mac and cheese.... Read more»   

A frequent speaker at Tucson City Council meetings wants to make a leap into the mayor's seat: art gallery owner Robert Reus has filed to run as a GOP candidate. A Democrat during a 2007 primary with Rodney Glassman, Reus didn't inform GOP headquarters before declaring his candidacy, party officials said.... Read more»   

Citing problems with the use of "roving patrols" by the Border Patrol and repeated trespassing on private property, the ACLU has filed a formal complaint against the agency on behalf of a Southern Arizona woman. ... Read more»   

Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical worker, but she was referring to a study that looked at pay disparity between CEOs and average workers only at the top 350 companies.... Read more»   

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump repeatedly communicated with the executive director of a “dark money” group that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect the candidates he backed, while also keeping regular contact with those candidates, their campaign manager, and a senior executive of the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service.... Read more»   4

The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen is growing by leaps and bounds, having acquired 146 stores in five states as a result of Albertsons' recent swallowing up of Safeway. Three of those stores are in Tucson — two East Side Safeways and the West Side Albertsons.... Read more»   

Southern Arizona's economic development partnership, TREO, announced Tuesday that it is rebranding as "Sun Corridor Inc." and moving from its downtown Tucson offices. The organization's change "will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona," according to a press release.... Read more»   3

Pima Community College is set to award 5,856 degrees and certificates to 3,732 students Thursday — the second-largest graduating class in the school's history. But, despite only narrowly missing a fourth straight year of record graduations, PCC is seeing a declining number of new students.... Read more»   1

Sportsmen called on a House panel Wednesday to support a sweeping proposal that they said would guarantee hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting rights on federal lands for future generations. Critics say the bill would remove environmental protections to solve a problem the doesn’t exist.... Read more»   

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Judge rules against challenge to Tucson city elections

Writing that "no court decision has determined that the same geographical unit must apply to corresponding primary and general elections," a federal judge has knocked down a challenge to Tucson's hybrid election system. ... Read more»1

Arts & Entertainment  

Takeover of 3 Tucson grocery stores by Haggen just days away

The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen is growing by leaps and bounds, having acquired 146 stores in five states as a result of Albertsons' recent swallowing up of Safeway. Three of those stores are in Tucson — two East Side Safeways and the West Side Albertsons.... Read more»

Opinion  

Shellfish reform can teach morals to poor

To teach the poor about budgeting and delayed gratification, Arizona should impose reforms that make some items cost appreciably more than others. You may have read about the rampant abuse of food stamps by at least one person in California, who bought lobster instead of generic mac and cheese.... Read more»

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Clinton misues stat on CEO pay

Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical worker, but she was referring to a study that looked at pay disparity between CEOs and average workers only at the top 350 companies.... Read more»

Sports  

Call Pons and Fleischman: Fusion run cold vs. FC Tucson

FC Tucson faced off with Southern California rivals Ventura County Fusion on Saturday night at Kino Stadium. The match, featuring a very different lineup than Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Chula Vista FC, ended with a 2–1 win for FC Tucson.... Read more»

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Brick Wall: Pima College named least transparent in state

The Arizona Press Club has named Pima Community College the "winner" of the group's annual Brick Wall Award, given to the "most deceptive" government agency or official. Saying the school "has promised much but delivered little in the area of openness and transparency," the statewide group of journalists (I'm a member of the board of directors) announced the award Tuesday.... Read more»6

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