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The help that Gov. Jan Brewer promised victims of human trafficking in her State of the State address became law Tuesday, increasing penalties and establishing being a victim of sex trafficking as a defense in child prostitution cases.... Read more»   3

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to lift an injunction that blocks Arizona from enforcing a provision of SB 1070 that would make it a crime to harbor or transport those not in the country legally. Most of the sections of the 2010 law have been struck down or enjoined by the courts.... Read more»   1

With their natural beauty and protected environments, the Grand Canyon and other national parks in the West would seem removed from having mercury in their streams and rivers. But a federal study found small levels of the contaminant in rainbow and brown trout at three Grand Canyon creeks, as well as in fish at 20 other parks.... Read more»   

Pima Community College shortstop Dan Kennon was named ACCAC Division I Player of the Week on Tuesday.... Read more»   

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Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.... Read more»   

A still-shaky Arizona United SC found a way to win against the much better, on paper, Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night at Peoria Sports Complex. The match ended 2–1, the first two goals scored by United this season.... Read more»   

New photographs of an endangered jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains have been released from a project managed by federal officials and University of Arizona researchers.... Read more»   

Updated: A pair of Tucson publications — the Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business — is being sold to a national publishing chain that also operates the Explorer, 10/13 Communications. Sources said all employees will be laid off, with the opportunity to apply for an unknown number of positions with the new owners.... Read more»   1

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Brewer signs law combating human trafficking

The help that Gov. Jan Brewer promised victims of human trafficking in her State of the State address became law Tuesday, increasing penalties and establishing being a victim of sex trafficking as a defense in child prostitution cases.... Read more»3

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'Venus in Fur?' Whip it! Whip it good!

“Venus in Fur” is a 2010 play by David Ives, loosely based on the 1870 erotic novella by Leopold Van Sacher-Masoch. It uses the metaphor of the theatre to explore and subvert the authentically dominant and submissive roles of director and actor into a dynamic, erotically charged relationship. Self-aware, comedic and ironic, the play is less about sex and more about the stickier aspects of power.... Read more»

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'Johnny Gibson's Market' to be first Downtown grocery in decades

Updated: Workers and residents in Tucson's Downtown will be able to grab a loaf of bread and gallon of milk before they hop on the streetcar, when the area's first full-service grocery store in decades opens on South 6th Avenue. The store is a partnership between the current and former owners of Rincon Market.... Read more»4

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