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Is a Mexican gray wolf just another wolf, or is it a distinct – and endangered – breed of its own? The long-running fight over the Mexican gray wolf moved from Southeast Arizona to a paneled Washington conference room last week, where scientists will try to answer the question that could determine the animal’s fate.... Read more»   

Christopher Clements, 36, was indicted Friday on 22 counts for allegedly kidnapping and murdering Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales, who disappeared in a two-year period in Tucson beginning in 2012.... Read more»   

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Cooper and Capt. Jaxx.... Read more»   

A group of 121 immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Saturday in a remote part of the Organ Pipe Cactus wildlife refuge, one of five large groups, totaling 600 people, found in Arizona's western desert since July 28 by federal officials. ... Read more»   

A divided federal appeals court rejected Democratic challenges to two Arizona voting laws Wednesday, upholding a lower court that said the rules put a minimal burden on voters and there was no evidence they were aimed at minority voters.... Read more»   

The Avra Valley man injured in a shooting by an ATF agent serving an arrest warrant Thursday was convicted in 2006 for his leading role in a violent drug operation. Chris Paul Snow served four years in prison for racketeering related to a gang that authorities said committed homicides, kidnappings and other crimes.... Read more»   

The existing partial border wall with Mexico has caused environmental damage, harmed border communities and failed to make the country safer, and a complete border wall would only make things worse, according to a report released Wednesday.... Read more»   

You read it here first: 500 new jobs. A Chinese company is making inroads in the self-driving truck field with its growing operations in Tucson. TuSimple and Gov. Doug Ducey touted the firm's larger Southeast Side facility and plans to add workers.... Read more»   

Consumer advocates are attacking a bill heading for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate that would clear legal obstacles for the deployment of driverless cars — a proposal that, critics say, lacks safeguards needed to protect the public and largely would let vehicle manufacturers regulate themselves.... Read more»   

Some 30,000 voters in 13 Tucson-area Republican precincts, which broke big for Republicans in 2016, will likely decide the CD2 election. The bad news for Lea Marquez Peterson is that Hillary Clinton won 12 of them. ... Read more»   2

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Gray wolf faces new challenge: National Academies of Sciences review

Is a Mexican gray wolf just another wolf, or is it a distinct – and endangered – breed of its own? The long-running fight over the Mexican gray wolf moved from Southeast Arizona to a paneled Washington conference room last week, where scientists will try to answer the question that could determine the animal’s fate.... Read more»

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A man who raped and attempted to kill a woman he set on fire in 1995 was found dead in his prison cell Monday, an apparent suicide. Cody Williams came from a disturbed family: his father brutally murdered his mother, and his brother is also a convicted rapist.... Read more»3

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