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Take a look at five questions for the final five weeks of the regular season of high school football action in Tucson.... Read more»   1

Immigration has risen sharply over the past 20 years and immigrants have accounted for a larger portion of the workforce in that time, but that competition is actually helping Americans in the long run, a new report says.... Read more»   

The $800 million border security operation passed by state lawmakers has helped seal off parts of the state’s southern border. But the surge has also made the rest of the area more of a hotbed for illegal activity, the state’s top law enforcement officer told lawmakers on Wednesday. ... Read more»   

President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they had come a long way since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.... Read more»   

House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.... Read more»   

Veterans treatment courts divert vets who have been charged with a crime and connects them to services. The programs can cut repeat offenses and veteran homelessness sharply, advocates say... Read more»   

A Border Patrol agent from the Casa Grande station appears to have committed suicide after shooting at Maricopa police officers responding to a 911 call at his home. Jeremy Russo, 40, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after firing several rounds from an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle at officers, hitting a nearby house and forcing neighbors to evacuate. ... Read more»   

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»   1

It snows more often in Tucson than new blood washes through a county department, which is what elections are supposed to provide. It would be nice to elect people to run the county who didn't draw a public paycheck prior to being placed in office. ... Read more»   1

About 1 out of 5 women in America will experience depression in her lifetime, twice the number of men. Over the past decade, people have increasingly treated depression with medication: And today, about 15 percent of women take an antidepressant. Are they being overprescribed? It's complicated.... Read more»   

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Border Patrol agent commits suicide after shooting at police

A Border Patrol agent from the Casa Grande station appears to have committed suicide after shooting at Maricopa police officers responding to a 911 call at his home. Jeremy Russo, 40, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after firing several rounds from an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle at officers, hitting a nearby house and forcing neighbors to evacuate. ... Read more»

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Nanos' candidacy part of a bigger problem in Pima politics

It snows more often in Tucson than new blood washes through a county department, which is what elections are supposed to provide. It would be nice to elect people to run the county who didn't draw a public paycheck prior to being placed in office. ... Read more»1

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Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

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