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FC Tucson’s women’s soccer squad will open their 2016 season with two Southern California road trips. The Women's Premier Soccer League schedulers decided not to make things easy on them.... Read more»   

Last year was a bad one for motorcyclists, with a new estimate showing that 5,010 bikers were killed in crashes nationwide — the worst death toll in seven years. Cycle-related deaths remained flat in Arizona, but the state was in the top 10 for the percentage of motorcyclist fatalities, and Tucson is seeing more deadly crashes.... Read more»   

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has warned Memorial Day travelers of possible groups of Mexican drug cartel assassins in Arizona's western desert. Other Southern Arizona sheriffs said that they didn't see any reason to issue specific warnings in their counties. ... Read more»   2

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Tucson-area Memorial Day ceremonies, including services in Marana, Green Valley and Corona de Tucson as well as within the city.... Read more»   

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At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in other state legislatures. Nearly identical laws introduced in multiple states, or “model legislation,” come from national industry associations, individual companies, or policy think-tanks and advocacy groups, such as ALEC.... Read more»   

Lacy D. Moreno was reported missing from her Midtown home around St. Patrick's Day, and police are asking the public if anyone has information on her disappearance. The missing woman is "possibly a danger to herself," a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman said.... Read more»   

The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned... Read more»   

Tribal and federal officials held and emergency meeting in Washington on Tuesday, calling for the return of Indian remains and sacred objects before a Paris auction next week.... Read more»   

A communications aide for Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller has been linked to a pretend news site whose "editor" is using a false name. Timothy DesJarlais, who is also running for the Marana School Board, was apparently posting for the "Arizona Daily Herald" while being paid during public meetings.... Read more»   4

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Model gov't: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in other state legislatures. Nearly identical laws introduced in multiple states, or “model legislation,” come from national industry associations, individual companies, or policy think-tanks and advocacy groups, such as ALEC.... Read more»

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Pass or fail, Prop. 123 is just step one

Parsing the results is a waste of time because the same question awaited victory or defeat: What's next? It's a long hard slog out of doing less financially for schools than all but two states with far lower poverty rates. It's going to require a series of political victories to change the paradigm created by the same forces now in charge. Might as well start today.... Read more»

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Bashing Trump not enough for Democrats to win Latino vote, advocates warn

Latino groups have criticized the Democratic Party for relying too heavily on Republican Donald Trump's inflammatory comments on illegal immigration to drive Hispanic voters to the polls, calling instead for the party to do more to address Latino concerns, according to meeting notes seen by Reuters. ... Read more»

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Arizona felons have steep path to restore voting rights

Under Arizona law, repeat offenders must wait two years to apply for restoration to the county court that sentenced them. They must have completed their sentence, parole and probation time and paid all fines and restitution. It’s then up to a judge to accept or deny their request.... Read more»9

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