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Removing Az politicians from office not unprecedented

Earlier this month, Arizonans were treated to the rare spectacle of the State House of Representatives voting to remove one of their own for misbehavior in office. The press was quick to point out that this was not an unprecedented act, but one would have to go back 70 years to see when it happened before. Clearly, this is an extreme measure. ... Read more»

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Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

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

Weekend music

The heavenly sounds of Little Cloud

Though their music began as a family project, Little Cloud has blossomed into a kind of family of choice, beyond the literal kinship of its two founding members. Plus the Tucson Hip Hop Festival, the first big wave of touring band madness and this week's live music listings.... Read more»

Pima women's tennis opens season with upset victory over Eastern Az

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (1-0, 1-0 in ACCAC) scored a big ACCAC conference victory to open the 2018 season on Thursday at the West Campus courts.... Read more»

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

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

AG asks court to halt Scottsdale school construction over procurement violations

The Arizona Attorney General's office filed a civil injunction Thursday against Scottsdale Unified School District seeking to prevent further construction on Hohokam and Cheyenne elementary schools, following multiple investigations into possible procurement and conflict of interest violations that have roiled the district's administration. ... Read more»

Az public schools still working to get lead out of drinking water

Since state officials identified dozens of Arizona public schools with elevated levels of lead contamination in water fixtures, nearly half the schools still are undergoing repairs or tests for levels that could affect students, faculty and staff members.... Read more»

Gun control bills stall in Arizona Legislature

The Legislature likely won’t debate a single piece of gun control legislation this session, after Democrats failed Tuesday to force a vote on a bill to ban bump stocks, which were used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. Reps. Randall Friese and Daniel Hernandez, both from Tucson, co-sponsored a measure that would have banned trigger cranks, including bump stocks.... Read more»

In wake of shooting, educators look at social media impact on students

Minutes after a gunman opened fire at a Florida High School last week, live images of the attack were being streamed into the phones of students across the country through social media.... Read more»

Aztec basketball

Pima men set school record with 25th season victory

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (25-3, 17-3 in ACCAC) got back on the winning track on Wednesday at Central Arizona College (11-16, 7-13) to earn a milestone victory for the program.... Read more»

Pima women's basketball surrenders 106 points in loss at Central Az

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (21-7, 15-5 in ACCAC) was overwhelmed in the third quarter on Wednesday at Central Arizona College, falling 106-82.... Read more»

Multitasker: Pima coach Cosgrove named FC Tucson manager; will also remain with Aztecs

Pima Community College men’s soccer coach David Cosgrove agreed to be the new head coach of FC Tucson on Wednesday.... Read more»

Az Latinx performers: Using stage as a platform to show pride & culture

Five days after the inauguration of President Trump, singer Andria Bunnell and mariachi performer Melissa Marie Medina found themselves creating a six-woman band.... Read more»

Fire danger persists for Polaris off-road vehicles

In recent years, Polaris Industries, the leading producer of off-road vehicles, has recalled hundreds of thousands of its trail machines due to a fire danger. The hazard is linked to at least three deaths and three dozen injuries ranging from minor scrapes to limbs burned so badly amputation was required.... Read more»

Commentary

On celebrating Gabby and calling bullshit

Unfinished reports on faraway places litter my desk - ocean plunder, abandoned refugees, Cape Town running dry - but I'm fixated on those pools of blood, indelible in memory, at the Safeway just up the road. For sheer human folly and hypocrisy these days, America is first.... Read more»

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