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A Tucson nonprofit group has been awarded a $1.44 million contract from the Small Business Administration to connect early-stage small businesses with entrepreneurial training. Startup Tucson’s “next big thing” is Thryve Next, which will receive funding under the SBA’s ScaleUp America program.... Read more»   1

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $149 million contract to produce parts for the Tamir interceptor used in Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Raytheon plants in Tucson and Huntsville, Ala., will work on the contract, along with two other Arizona companies.... Read more»   

The CDC has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus — the first case reported in the nation. the patient entered the U.S. on Sept. 20 with no symptoms after traveling to the West African nation of Liberia. The patient developed symptoms on Sept. 24 and sought care two days later.... Read more»   

The 29 armored personnel carriers and nine helicopters that Arizona agencies got through a Pentagon surplus equipment program are more than some countries have for their armed forces.... Read more»   

In July 2012, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that grants two-year deportation relief and work permits to those brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents at a young age. Now thousands of Arizonans face reapplying.... Read more»   

Arizona has had one of the nation’s highest rates of suicide in recent years, and while that rate has barely climbed for the state’s overall population one segment has seen a substantial increase: middle-aged men. Experts say the state’s poor economy has been a factor.... Read more»   

Arizona State University plans to return 70 M-16s obtained a year and a half ago under a Department of Defense program that distributes surplus weapons to law enforcement agencies. The weapons will be replaced with standard, newer rifles that could be used to confront an “active shooter.” a spokeswoman said Monday.

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The state’s largest bloc of voters may be forfeiting their ability to make a difference in Arizona elections. About 12 percent of independents voted in the Aug. 26 primary, compared to 27 percent turnout among all voters, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.... Read more»   

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Startup Tucson scaling up with $1.4M small biz training grant

A Tucson nonprofit group has been awarded a $1.44 million contract from the Small Business Administration to connect early-stage small businesses with entrepreneurial training. Startup Tucson’s “next big thing” is Thryve Next, which will receive funding under the SBA’s ScaleUp America program.... Read more»1

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The confessions of Laura and The Killed Men

Local singer-songwriter Laura Kepner-Adney is both talented and busy, juggling a number of musical projects as well as her own upcoming wedding in October. I caught up with this fresh-faced dynamo for a few stolen moments between rehearsals and gigs for a brief interview.... Read more»

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CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case in Dallas

The CDC has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus — the first case reported in the nation. the patient entered the U.S. on Sept. 20 with no symptoms after traveling to the West African nation of Liberia. The patient developed symptoms on Sept. 24 and sought care two days later.... Read more»

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