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What the Devil won't tell you

The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

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Comic: Pulling up the ladder

Keeping Arizona Safe

Draconian immigration laws are an odd thing in a country where everyone (with sincere apologies to our native American friends) is descended from immigrants.... Read more»

Border & immigration

McCain, Kyl announce border security plan

Arizona's Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl announced a 10-point border security plan Monday morning, saying their proposals will fight illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling and violence along the border.... Read more»

Education budget

Feds' student loan plan to boost Pell grants

New federal legislation that cuts “middle-man” private banks out of financial aid will save the federal government a projected $68 billion – much of which will be directed to shore up Pell grants for students. ... Read more»

Proposition 100

Voter registration deadline at midnight

If you're inclined to vote in the May 18 special election on the proposed sales tax, make sure you're registered by midnight Monday.... Read more»2

Comic: Insanity

Guns don't kill people. Bullets do

Republicans from Mogadishu to Kabul celebrated today when Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill permitting Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»9

Concealed weapons to be legal in Az without a permit

Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law on Friday a bill making it legal for Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman trails McCain, Hayworth in Az Senate poll

Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman wouldn't fare well in Arizona's U.S. Senate race if it were held today.... Read more»2

Local efforts help stave off state park closures

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Nearly half of border crossers are women

They struggled through the spiny desert and felt the harshness of cold winter nights, all before getting caught by Border Patrol agents. They are not the only women who try to cross the Sonoran Desert. The number of female border crossers jumped 37 percent from 1994 to 1998, according to a UA study.... Read more»

2,000 rally downtown for Tax Day Tea Party

The Tucson Tea Party held a Tax Day rally Thursday at Tucson's El Presidio Park, which drew 2,000 at its peak. The right-wing group invited Tucsonans to "protest a government out of control."... Read more»3

Tucson shuttle services raided in immigrant-smuggling sweep

Federal agents raided three shuttle companies in Tucson on Thursday in a massive investigation into illegal immigrant smuggling.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Demonstrators urge veto of immigration 'trespassing' bill

Urging that Gov. Brewer veto a stringent immigration enforcement bill, demonstrators said the measure would violate constitutional rights.... Read more»

University of Arizona

Furloughs for UA employees next year

University of Arizona president Robert Shelton issued a memo Wednesday ordering furloughs for employees making more than $40,000.... Read more»

Border violence

U.S. drug demand fuels chaos in Mexico, says Juárez mayor

Though he is hopeful conditions in his city will improve, Juarez's mayor said the drug trafficking at the root of Mexico's problems will continue as long as the U.S. maintains its insatiable appetite for narcotics.... Read more»

Transparency in gov't spending pushed

Arizona gets an "F" when it comes to helping taxpayers see where and how their money is being spent, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.... Read more»

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