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A task force on "21st Century Policing" presented recommendations to President Obama on Monday, including urging independent reviews of police shootings, a ban on all racial profiling by law enforcement, and better data collection. The group, including Tucson's police chief, stopped short of calling for other controversial reforms, such as mandatory body cameras.... Read more»   

The legislation authored by Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, also would prevent police departments from basing promotions or assignments on the number of traffic tickets an officer writes. Supporters say quotas diminish public trust. ... Read more»   

Saturday at the 90th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, cowboys and cowgirls put their horses and steers through their paces.... Read more»   

The Colorado Rapids found out in the Desert Diamond Cup final on Saturday night that being up a man does not guarantee a win in soccer. The Rapids lost to Real Salt Lake 2-1 in front of 3,692 fans at Kino North Stadium.... Read more»   

With just hours to go before a midnight shutdown, Congress voted Friday to fund Homeland Security for one more week. The stopgap move does nothing to resolve the impasse between rightwing Republicans who want to roll back President Obama's immigration policies, and Democrats who want a vote on a "clean" funding bill for the department.... Read more»   1

In a Friday night scramble with the clock running down, Congress managed to pass a stopgap measure funding the Department of Homeland Security for seven more days. The search for a more permanent solution continues.... Read more»   

The New England Revolution defeated local club FC Tucson with goals from Teal Bunbury, Kellyn Rowe and former Seattle Sounders forward Sean Okoli. Seattle and Kansas City ended their time in Tucson with a 1 - 1 draw at Field No. 5.... Read more»   

While a fractious Congress battled to the last minute over Homeland Security funding, the administration released a 46-page contingency plan showing just what parts of the agency would be shuttered in the event that Congress fails to pass a funding bill.... Read more»   

Arizona technology companies and rural broadband providers expressed concerns about the Internet regulations approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission – partly because they don’t have all the details, which makes the ultimate impact unclear.... Read more»   

You know the Arizona Legislature. It's the bunch that reduces education funding for some of the worst-funded schools in the nation, savagely cuts money to universities, has its hands in the hustles of the Charter School Racket and Private Prison Racket. The worthy solons who sold off pieces of the Capitol. But there was a time when Arizona had one of the most respected legislatures in the nation. Yes.... Read more»   

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TPD's Villaseñor, task force to Obama: End racial profiling

A task force on "21st Century Policing" presented recommendations to President Obama on Monday, including urging independent reviews of police shootings, a ban on all racial profiling by law enforcement, and better data collection. The group, including Tucson's police chief, stopped short of calling for other controversial reforms, such as mandatory body cameras.... Read more»

Arts & Entertainment  

What’s hot in Az hospitality this year? Experts share 2015 trends

With guests returning to hotels and resorts, industry leaders are adding new features – curbside check-in, organic products, family packages - to create vibrant guest experiences across the state. Experts share hospitality trends. ... Read more»

Opinion  

Finger to wind, McSally vague on Homeland Security funding

Following the lead of Republican House leadership, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is waiting on the Senate to act before saying yea or nay on a "clean" funding bill for Homeland Security. The agency's set to run out of money at midnight Friday. That doesn't mean McSally is mum. She took the opportunity Wednesday to pen a 500-word op-ed for USA Today.... Read more»1

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Homeland Security funded for one more week

In a Friday night scramble with the clock running down, Congress managed to pass a stopgap measure funding the Department of Homeland Security for seven more days. The search for a more permanent solution continues.... Read more»

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10-man RSL vanquishes Colorado in 'gritty' DDC final

The Colorado Rapids found out in the Desert Diamond Cup final on Saturday night that being up a man does not guarantee a win in soccer. The Rapids lost to Real Salt Lake 2-1 in front of 3,692 fans at Kino North Stadium.... Read more»

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Babeu tells House panel there’s ‘no law’ on immigration under Obama

The charged hearing on immigration enforcement came as Congress grappled with Department of Homeland Security funding, which ends this month. A House bill to fund the agency without money for the president's immigration actions is stalled in the Senate. ... Read more»7

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