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Independence Day is almost here and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»   3

In a new move to protect the state’s iconic plant, Saguaro National Park plans to monitor cactus nurseries to prevent the buying and selling of stolen saguaros from the park. ... Read more»   

A number of Arizona residents raised their right hands Wednesday and took the oath to began their careers at the U.S. Naval Academy. They are among about 1,200 incoming midshipmen who began the six brutal weeks of plebe summer, a sort of academy boot camp before they start their studies in the fall.... Read more»   

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial border crossing in Nogales seized more than three tons of marijuana worth more than $3.2 million Wednesday. The pot was hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»   

Great: the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's independent redistricting system. But that commission failed to weaken Fortress Phoenix when it redrew electoral lines — the GOP starts with a majority before the first ballot is even cast. Giving Kyrsten Sinema a shot at Congress was done at the expense of actual competitive districts where they matter most — right here at home.... Read more»   2

The mother of a nine-year-old boy hospitalized with head trauma has been arrested on assault and abuse charges after telling investigators she struck the boy with a baseball bat, authorities said. The boy has Down Syndrome and is unable to speak, a Cochise Sheriff's spokeswoman said.... Read more»   

The city of Tucson has a new top bureaucrat: Michael Ortega took over management of City Hall on Wednesday, as the new fiscal year got underway. Ortega, the former administrator of Cochise County, was named as the new city manager by the City Council in March.... Read more»   4

Construction crews began work Wednesday on a 14-month-long project to widen Silverbell Road, a City of Tucson news release said. ... Read more»   

A federal oversight panel charged with reviewing how Customs and Border Protection handles deadly force cases recommends the agency more than double the number of investigators to review abuses and corruption. ... Read more»   

About 35 young people participated in the first “Tucson Queer Youth Summit” held at City High School on Saturday. For some, such as Danie Enriquez, 19, it was about connecting with people who've had similar experiences. "It's good to know you're not alone," Enriquez said.... Read more»   

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Cactus rustlers focus of Saguaro Nat'l Park tagging plan

In a new move to protect the state’s iconic plant, Saguaro National Park plans to monitor cactus nurseries to prevent the buying and selling of stolen saguaros from the park. ... Read more»

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Redistricting win doesn't mask how IRC failed in state races

Great: the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's independent redistricting system. But that commission failed to weaken Fortress Phoenix when it redrew electoral lines — the GOP starts with a majority before the first ballot is even cast. Giving Kyrsten Sinema a shot at Congress was done at the expense of actual competitive districts where they matter most — right here at home.... Read more»2

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More than 200 hunger strike at Eloy immigration detention center

More than 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike Saturday morning, demanding an end to "brutal and inhumane conditions" and independent investigations into the death of at least one detainee at the Eloy Detention Center, 50 miles north of Tucson. ... Read more»6

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