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Tucson's hotel and utility taxes going up July 1

Tax rates for Tucson's utilities and lodging operators are going up for the coming fiscal year. The "bed tax" on hotel and motel rooms will double, to $4 per night, and the public utility tax will increase by a half-percent.... Read more»

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Arizona man kills 2 relatives in child custody dispute

A grandfather angered over a judge's ruling in a child custody dispute opened fire outside an eastern Arizona courthouse, killing the mother and grandmother of the two children involved in the case, authorities said on Wednesday.... Read more»

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

What the Devil won't tell you

When judges attack: Future brightens for Tucson's hybrid elections

So I'm not a betting man. If I were, after a watching last week's re-hearing of a case about Tucson's elections, I would bet a week's pay that Tucson Republicans' jubilation about a federal appeals court's previous body slam of the city's hybrid system will be very short lived. Here's why.... Read more»1

Az Republicans gave Trump their votes but not their dollars – yet

Trump may have received close to half the primary votes in the state, but he got just 3 percent of the money Arizonans gave to 2016 Republican presidential campaigns, according to the latest campaign finance numbers.... Read more»

Terrorism term ‘radical Islam’ debated by Senate panel

Refusing to use terms like 'radical Islam' in the fight against terror is giving in to what ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups want, a Valley resident told a Senate panel Tuesday.... Read more»

Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises Phoenix police training

During a visit to Phoenix as part of a national tour on community policing, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday praised Phoenix police training to reduce use of force, saying it is a model for departments across the country.... Read more»

VW owners eligible for up to $10k from emissions settlement

Arizonans who own "clean diesel" Volkswagen or Audi cars may now be eligible to receive $5,100 to $10,000 in compensation from a settlement over the company's deliberate cheating on emissions standards. About 10,000 Arizona cars could be covered by the program.... Read more»

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

Holt to Trump: 'What evidence do you have?'

It’s a simple question, one that we ask candidates, campaigns and political committees all the time: “What evidence do you have?” It’s a question that needs to be asked more often by TV news anchors, as NBC’s Lester Holt did in his interview with Donald Trump. ... 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»

IKEA agrees to massive recall of chests linked to tipover deaths of children

IKEA, the home furnishings giant, announced Tuesday that it is recalling about 180 models of chests and dressers that it admitted do not meet voluntary industry safety standards, including the popular MALM-style dresser, which has killed three children by tipping over and falling on them. ... Read more»

Less is more: Dems run fewer Corp Comm candidates for better odds

This fall, Arizona voters will choose three utility regulators to sit on the Arizona Corporation Commission, and while one might expect that each of the main parties would run a full slate of candidates, Democrats are only running two. That makes the state’s underdog party counterintuitively more competitive to win at least one seat.... Read more»

ACLU: Border Patrol wrongfully detained U.S. citizens, seized vehicles & property

The ACLU has filed complaints from 10 people who say they were wrongfully detained by BP agents and held in frigid, dirty and overcrowded cells before being released without charges. They also say that the agency routinely seized vehicles and belongings, and required them to sign "hold harmless" agreements to get their property back. ... Read more»

Az advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas’ restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a “significant victory for women in Arizona.”... Read more»

Woman killed in 3-car crash on Southeast Side

A woman was killed and three others injured Sunday night in a three-vehicle crash on the Southeast Side, authorities said. ... Read more»

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