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Ducey presses governors on need for civics education like Arizona’s

Gov. Ducey urged fellow governors to follow Arizona’s lead and implement civics requirements in schools to help improve the nation’s political engagement. "It’s cute when a 5-year-old doesn’t know who the current president is,” he said. "But when 10 percent of our college graduates believe that Judge Judy sits on the Supreme Court, it’s not that funny." ... Read more»

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Az lawmaker wants to allow people to shoot rat and snake shot within city limits

It’s been illegal to fire a weapon within city limits in Arizona since 2000. One state rep. wants to tweak that statute – commonly referred to as “Shannon’s Law” – and add an exemption for people to shoot rat or snake shot. Tucson resident Charles Heller, a spokesman for a gun-rights group, supports the bill and said shooting snakes has been a long-time practice here.... Read more»

Pima basketball standout Cates nabs ACCAC Player of the Week award

Pima Community College women’s basketball player Bree Cates was the standout player for the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference last week.... Read more»

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Police & fire scanners

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

UA scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two University of Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.... Read more»

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Live weather radar

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

9th Circuit: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic.... Read more»

Ducey, other governors hope feds cede power to states under Trump

Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives last week that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government.... Read more»

Az officials welcome Trump admin's reversal of transgender students rule

Arizona officials have welcomed the federal government’s reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Dynamic Catracho Quioto powers Dynamo win over Rapids

Honduran forward Romell Quioto scored a brace that earned the Houston Dynamo a win over the Colorado Rapids and the championship in the Desert Diamond Cup.... Read more»

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Johnson’s heroics save NYC FC on Cup’s final day

If there were any doubts that U.S. national team keeper Sean Johnson was a great acquisition for New York City FC, they were allayed near the hour mark of the team’s match against Sporting Kansas City at Kino Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Tucson.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Red Bulls back-ups drop one to Revs

The final day of the Desert Diamond Cup began Saturday afternoon with win for last year’s champion New England Revolution over the New York Red Bulls. Goals came from Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen.... Read more»

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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»

FactCheck: Has autism prevalence increased?

President Trump said there has been a “tremendous” increase in autism in U.S. children. There has been a large increase in the reported cases of autism, but scientists don’t know if this is due to a broadening of the disorder’s definition and greater efforts in diagnosis or an actual increase in the number of individuals who have autism.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC speech

President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But we found that Trump’s speech to his conservative “friends” at the conference contained a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.... Read more»

Trump message the same, but Arizona conservatives still like hearing it

If President Donald Trump was looking for a welcoming crowd, he found it Friday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.... Read more»

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