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JTED head: Ducey's budget cuts would gut career training

Arizona’s governor and legislators are working to pass a budget that will eviscerate the Pima County JTED’s Career and Technical Education programs, which is a contradiction of their stated goals of supporting education and attracting businesses to the state. The proposal will reduce the amount of per-pupil funding for students enrolled in JTED/CTE programs to a point where local school districts would lose money on 50 programs.... Read more»

Bill would create REAL ID-compliant licenses – if Arizonans pay for them

A state lawmaker wants to allow Arizonans to get licenses that comply with the act – provided they pay for them. ... Read more»2

CDC: Heroin OD deaths rose significantly from 2010-2013

A CDC report says heroin-related deaths almost tripled between 2010 and 2013 to 2.7 per 100,000 people. Arizona's heroin-related deaths are following a similar trend, according to Arizona Department of Health Services statistics.... Read more»

Lawmakers question authorizing military force against ISIS

President Obama wants Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State militants waging a brutal campaign in parts of Iraq and Syria. House members asked if the request was too narrow and if allies were capable of holding on to any U.S. gains.... Read more»

Obamacare subsidies for 155K in Az depend on Supreme Court ruling

The ruling in King v. Burwell could be a "game-changer" for the Affordable Care Act, said experts in Arizona. The suit challenges the federal subsidies that help individuals pay their insurance premiums, assistance that is extended to more than 155,000 people in Arizona. ... Read more»1

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

States urge judge to keep immigration plan on hold

A coalition of states' attorneys general argued Tuesday that President Obama’s own actions should convince a federal judge to keep a controversial immigration plan on hold.... Read more»

Douglas: No cuts - yet - over TUSD Ethnic Studies

State schools chief Diane Douglas will not cut the budget of TUSD over allegations that its Ethnic Studies program violates Arizona law, she said Tuesday. The state will continue to monitor the district's culturally relevant courses, she said. TUSD faced a possible 10 percent cut to its state funding —about $14 million.... Read more»

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

FactCheck: More Keystone spin

With a showdown vote approaching on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides continue to spin the facts about exports and safety.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Congress fully funds Homeland Security

The 8,900 U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed on Texas’ border with Mexico can clock in next week knowing they’re still going to get paid after Congress Tuesday voted to fund the DHS through September. ... Read more»

McSally, Grijalva vote 'aye' as Congress approves clean DHS funding

Department of Homeland Security workers, including Border Patrol agents, will be paid for another year, as Congress voted 257-167 on Tuesday to fund the agency, ending a dispute over controversial amendments that would have blocked funding for Presdient Obama's recent executive actions on immigration.... Read more»1

High court grills both sides in Arizona redistricting case

Supreme Court justices grilled both sides in the Arizona Legislature's challenge of a voter-approved redistricting commission. Opponents say the Constitution give the job of redistricting to lawmakers, but some justices argued that ultimate legislative power belongs to voters.... Read more»4

Demonstrators demand release of transgender woman in ICE custody

Activists say Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a transgender woman from Guatemala, is being held at an all-male facility and has suffered sexual assault by fellow detainees and ill treatment by guards. ... Read more»

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