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Calling last weekend’s move to close the southbound lane of the 4th Avenue underpass a success in easing gridlock, city officials will repeat the move this week. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»   1

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who used a pink and black gun to rob a Quik Mart on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»   

CD2 candidate Martha McSally won the GOP primary Tuesday, while in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Doug Ducey was easily leading the crowded field. Incumbent schools chief John Huppenthal was losing at 42 percent, as was incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne with 46 percent.... Read more»   5

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»   

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Belt-tightening made necessary by federal spending cuts, as well as pointed questions about the use of hours by federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security have resulted in cuts to the overtime hours of agents working as supervisors or in administrative duties, even as reform legislation languishes in Congress.... Read more»   

Tire marks were found on the clothing worn by an injured toddler found Tuesday lying in the driveway of a South Side mobile home park, authorities said.... Read more»   

When it comes to sex trafficking, the traffickers traditionally receive the harshest legal punishments. But states can do more to curb the practice by shifting that responsibility onto the men who purchase sex with young women, an advocacy group contends.... Read more»   

A selection of photographs by Tucson journalist Will Seberger, who died Sunday night. Seberger’s photos could capture a moment of quiet contemplation amid the chaos of a rodeo, and even find a fleeting dynamic angle as yet another politician stepped up to yet another lectern.... Read more»   1

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Brian Lopez opens up with 'Static Noise'

While talking about his soon-to-be released record “Static Noise,” Tucson singer-songwriter Brian Lopez presents a fascinating study in contrasts. Lopez becomes passionate and animated when he is describing his project and then retreats into quiet reserve when he is finished. “I wanted the music to be potent, compelling,” he says.... Read more»

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Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should bomb Islamic State

Francis endorses ‘stopping’ but not ‘bombing’ the militant group, invoking ‘just war theory.’ What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?... Read more»

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Foley beheading video followed prior threat

The extremist Islamic State claimed to have executed journalist James Foley, missing since November 2012 when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. Video of Foley purporting to show his beheading was uploaded to YouTube and later removed. “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people,” his family said.... Read more»

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Streetcar ridership on track: 13k over 4 days

In the first four days of paid ridership, nearly 13,000 Tucsonans jumped aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. Last weekend, some 60,000 took advantage of three days of free rides on the four-mile route. Officials said the fares were just less than projections, but cautioned that ridership should be judged over time.... Read more»14

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