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Census: Arizona continues to lag far behind U.S. on school spending

New Census Bureau figures show that per-pupil spending in Arizona’s public schools was fourth-lowest in the nation in 2017, hampering the state’s efforts in recent years to improve education funding.... Read more»

Ultralight buzzes over border; $500K in smuggled drugs seized

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents tracked a modified ultralight airplane to an improvised runway southeast of Tucson, and seized nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl Thursday night, authorities said. ... Read more»

Arizona DA accused of stonewalling records request

In more than six months since receiving a request for thousands of documents, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has provided just a single list of employees – a clear violation of the Arizona Public Records Law, the American Civil Liberties Union and a freelance journalist say in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.... Read more»

Defense Dep't looks to pitch tents for single adult migrants in Tucson, Yuma

The Defense Department will look at sites in Arizona as part of a plan to put up temporary housing for 7,500 adult migrants, including proposed tent camps in Tucson and Yuma. ... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

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

Housing authorities reel as HUD singles out undocumented immigrants

Public housing authorities say they were blindsided by a proposed federal rule banning many immigrants from receiving housing assistance — and, they said, they will fight to keep it from being implemented.... Read more»

Buckeye had nation’s fastest growth, Phoenix added most people in 2018

Buckeye posted the fastest growth rate among cities in the nation last year, while Phoenix held the top spot for the size of its overall growth, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.... Read more»

The way we were

Ambitious road leading to Mt. Lemmon has an interesting history

Construction of the highway up the south face of the Catalina Mountains proved slow and difficult, taking more than a decade. But for hundreds of thousands of county residents, the winding road presents the promise of a respite from the desert heat.... Read more»

Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms

President Donald Trump this week approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in the wake of a February storm that dumped snow on the reservation, isolating some communities and leading to flooding.... Read more»

I-19 lanes closed for next 2 weeks in Green Valley; no highway construction for Memorial Day weekend

Motorists on Interstate 19 near Green Valley should expect intermittent daily lane closures over the next two weeks, but ADOT officials said highways will be clear of construction all weekend.... Read more»

TFD douses car fire in Midtown neighborhood

Tucson firefighters were able to staunch the flames, but not before fire consumed a late-model Ford Focus in a North University neighborhood Thursday morning.... Read more»

Citrus squeeze: Pushed by development, costs, citrus shrinks in state economy

Between urban development, drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the number of citrus farms in Arizona has declined by about 40 percent just since 2012.... Read more»

19 arrested, poppy field near border destroyed in joint U.S.-Mexico operation vs. drug scouts

Mexican officials destroyed a poppy field, seized more than 250 pounds of narcotics, and arrested 19 people over the weekend west of Nogales during a joint operation aided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, authorities said. ... Read more»

License suspended? ADOT now offers temporary IDs online

The Arizona Department of Transportation is offering temporary ID cards online, saving those with suspended licenses from having to visit an office in person. ... Read more»

Hopi journalist leads others on journey of Phoenix Indian School, other Native American history

For Patty Talahongva, the best part about the job is getting to uncover so much of indigenous history that can’t be found in textbooks.... Read more»

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