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A puppy who was lifted from a Humane Society kennel has been found "safe and sound" and is back at the shelter, a spokeswoman said Saturday. A woman was arrested on theft charges in the case, authorities said.... Read more»   

Firefighters rescued a dog from a Midtown kitchen fire that killed several other pets Friday night. Responding to a possible cooler fire, firefighters found floor-to-ceiling smoke when they broke down the front door of the home. ... Read more»   

Elisabetta "Betty" Pierazzo, a leading expert in the modeling of impact crater formation who worked at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, now has one of those craters named after her. Pierazzo Crater, on the far side of the moon, is nine kilometers wide, with debris spread more than 450 kilometers from its rim.... Read more»   

Donald Shropshire was a Tucson Man of the Year, served on the Board of Regents and was one of the first board members of Pima Community College. He headed Tucson Medical Center for a quarter-century, and was known for his signature bow ties and North Carolina drawl.... Read more»   

Three GOP candidates for the Tucson City Council filed nominating petitions Wednesday afternoon, the final day to turn in signatures to gain a place on the August primary ballot. Bill Hunt in Ward 1, Kelly Lawton in Ward 2 and Margaret Burkholder in Ward 4 handed in their paperwork to challenge incumbent Democrats Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott.... Read more»   

Ned Norris, Jr., isn't the tribal chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation anymore and it happened this week. What's that? First you heard of it? In ignoring what's going on on the rez, the media's missing a story for the ages.... Read more»   2

Federal officials have unveiled a rule meant to settle the question of which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act – but it did little to settle the fight over the issue. Waters covered could include wetlands or waterways that go dry for parts of the year, such as Arizona's washes, as well as lakes and rivers. ... Read more»   3

A Highway Patrol sergeant wound up arresting a Nogales, Son., man and seizing more than $200,000 worth of methamphetamine when he stopped an SUV in Tucson last week, authorities said.... Read more»   

Following pressure from Tucson political leaders, the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's main post office has been delayed for one year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva announced the postponement, which was welcomed by Rep. Martha McSally and confirmed by the Postal Service.... Read more»   8

The government's damaging choice to back cotton in the desert.... Read more»   1

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Puppy lifted from Humane Society found safe, woman arrested

A puppy who was lifted from a Humane Society kennel has been found "safe and sound" and is back at the shelter, a spokeswoman said Saturday. A woman was arrested on theft charges in the case, authorities said.... Read more»

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Takeover of 3 Tucson grocery stores by Haggen just days away

The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen is growing by leaps and bounds, having acquired 146 stores in five states as a result of Albertsons' recent swallowing up of Safeway. Three of those stores are in Tucson — two East Side Safeways and the West Side Albertsons.... Read more»

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Climate change a largely ignored factor in Texas floods

Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said. But efforts to consider climate change policy in Texas have fallen flat. ... Read more»

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Cherrybell mail sorting shutdown delayed for a year

Following pressure from Tucson political leaders, the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's main post office has been delayed for one year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva announced the postponement, which was welcomed by Rep. Martha McSally and confirmed by the Postal Service.... Read more»8

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