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Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.... Read more»   2

The Pima Community College football team (1-1, 1-1 in conference) struck first in their home opener against Eastern Arizona College on Saturday, but gave up 21 unanswered points.... Read more»   

Fear of the federal government’s interference with Second Amendment rights and suspicion that elected officials are ignoring the “will of the people” have provoked a resurgence of self-described patriots across the country who say they are preparing to defend themselves and their rights by any means necessary.... Read more»   3

Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the nation’s biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs for the second quarter. The bulk of the jobs would be at a Solar Wind Tower in San Luis.... Read more»   

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Our weekly summary of local college soccer and a “where are they now?” for players that used to ply their skills here.... Read more»   

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»   1

Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors thanks to efforts to change its security image. But Mexico still has more murders than the U.S., which has a much bigger population. And last year, Mexico reported the highest number of kidnappings on record, with 1,698 abductions, according to the police.... Read more»   

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»   

Arizona’s jobless rate is falling toward pre-recession levels, but experts say the drop could be driven as much by a shrinking labor force as a growing job market.... Read more»   

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Border chronicler Charles Bowden dead at 69

Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.... Read more»2

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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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Frustration over SB 1070 remains, Villaseñor defends TPD

Sunday's arrest of an illegal immigrant rekindled frustration over the enforcement of Arizona's SB1070. While protestors argued that Tucson police don't use discretion in calls to Border Patrol, the police chief said TPD calls half as often as it could.... Read more»6

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