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A bill proposed to allow good Samaritans to intervene when children or animals are left in hot cars is waiting on a vote in the Arizona House of Representatives. SB 1001 was designed to protect Good Samaritans who break into cars to save a child or pet if they have “a good faith belief” they are in danger.... Read more»   

Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.... Read more»   

The tax filing deadline is just three weeks away, which means tax scams are in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service warns.... Read more»   

The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete from fly ash, a leftover from coal plants that used to pollute the air. ... Read more»   

Stephanie Grisham, a former Tucsonan who was a spokeswoman for AAA Arizona, has been working in the White House after a stint in state government. Grisham was named the director of communications for first lady Melania Trump on Monday.... Read more»   

After a long downward trend, U.S. traffic deaths are on the rise again, and a key factor is the stubbornly high fatality toll among some of the most exposed people on the road: motorcyclists. Nevertheless, federal regulators have balked at requiring a safety measure that, many experts say, could save hundreds of bikers’ lives every year.... Read more»   

A federal judge dismissed a claim that the federal government cannot pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent accused of murdering a Mexican teenager during a 2012 shooting in Nogales, but he accepted the argument that statements the agent made following the incident should not be used in court.... Read more»   

Two administrators for Tucson's largest school district are vying to become the chief of the neighboring Amphitheater Unified School District. Abel Morado, TUSD assistant superintendent, and Todd Jaeger, a former Amphi administrator who's now TUSD's general counsel, have been named the finalists to replace retiring Amphi Superintendent Patrick Nelson.... Read more»   

A woman from Guatemala has accused an official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection of sexually assaulting her, and her 17-year-old sister, at a holding facility in southwestern Texas last July. ... Read more»   

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team’s season came to a halt on Friday in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II Tournament.... Read more»   

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Bill would protect good Samaritans who break into hot cars to save children, pets

A bill proposed to allow good Samaritans to intervene when children or animals are left in hot cars is waiting on a vote in the Arizona House of Representatives. SB 1001 was designed to protect Good Samaritans who break into cars to save a child or pet if they have “a good faith belief” they are in danger.... Read more»

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Self-regulating instability: Winding Road's 'Language Archive'

A nicely designed production of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" has opened for a four-week run, staged by Winding Road Theater. This play about a professor's desperate attempts to preserve dying languages and his own expiring marriage features some terrific acting and a marvelous original score.... Read more»

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Aztec baseball splits close pair at South Mountain

The Pima College baseball team played a tough conference doubleheader on the road on Saturday at South Mountain Community College. Sophomores Manny Ramirez and Miguel Figueroa hit home runs while fellow sophomore Oscar Larranaga cracked a grand slam.... Read more»

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A note to UA's new president: In my day, we didn't have 'safe places'

A kind of zero-option, zero-sum liberalism seemed to permeate the impending UA president's on-campus Q&A. Rather than saying "yes" to everything, I wish Robbins had said “prepare to be unsafe.” He would have done better to remind students that for centuries the most dangerous thing you can provide someone is an education. That's why authoritarians frown on it.... Read more»7

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