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Some Border Patrol agents will receive a "retention incentive" worth up to 5 percent of their salaries, as the agency strains to increase the number of staffers to meet tough recruitment demands set by a 2017 executive order. ... Read more»   

Two weeks before the Board of Supervisors considers a controversial border enforcement grant, a top official said Pima County intends to apply for additional funding under the Homeland Security-led grant to cover care and transport for asylum-seekers who have been released here by U.S. immigration officials. ... Read more»   

Sure, yeah, the Russians are coming (and the Saudis and Chinese and Iranians) but they are using our own gullibility and sanctimony against us. The Russians are an adversary. Unfortunately, we have met the enemy and it’s us. ... Read more»   2

Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a Climate Central report based on government data.... Read more»   

FC Tucson made a visit to the University of Arizona to take on the men’s soccer club. Saturday night ended in a 7 - 0 blowout as the professional side outplayed the amateurs by nearly all measures.... Read more»   

T.C. Tolbert, a UA lecturer and Tucson's municipal poet, has been named a fellow of the Academy of American Poets Laureate — a recognition which comes with a $100,000 award for literary merit and support for civic programs.... Read more»   

Arizona law requires doctors to check a state database before they write a new prescription for a controlled substance, such as opioids. Yet less than 40 percent do.... Read more»   

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»   

As marijuana and its derivatives are sold legally in more states, pets are getting into pot, accidentally. And some owners are intentionally giving them CBD. A veterinary toxicologist explains the dangers.... Read more»   

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits. The result: More dark money gushes into the political system.... Read more»   

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Crossing a line: Military encounter at border sparks Trump threats

A border encounter between U.S. and Mexican soldiers earlier this month became a political issue Wednesday when President Donald Trump picked up the incident and threatened to send armed soldiers to the border in response. ... Read more»

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