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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»

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Environment

Lawmaker: Az’s bald eagles need additional protection

Bald eagles need additional protection, especially preservation of their habitat, to survive in Arizona, a state lawmaker contends. "If we don't do something to protect their habitat, they will face extinction," said Rep. Ed Ableser.... Read more»

Arizona legislature

State lawmakers penning postcards to Congress

Rep. Ed Ableser wants Congress to urge the NCAA to adopt a college football playoff. Sen. Jack W. Harper wants to proclaim that Arizona has no intention of providing assistance to ACORN. Undeterred by the budget crisis, state lawmakers propose legislation that amounts to little more than press releases... Read more»

Fight on to save Tombstone Courthouse

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park may face the hangman's noose on March 29 unless the city is able to save it. ... Read more»

Gun control

Proposed Az gun laws would ease concealed weapons requirements

Gun owners will have fewer restrictions in Arizona if state legislators have their way.... Read more»1

Arizona government

Legal ad print requirement facing questions

In a digital age, should Arizona taxpayers have to continue covering the cost of publishing public notices in newspapers?... Read more»

Border violence

15 killed at teen party in Juarez

Armed men attacked students at a Saturday party in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, killing 15 and wounding at least 28.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen words for snow

Shake your feet

In 27 years of Arizona living, I never found a single scorpion, centipede, tarantula, solpugid, vinegarroon, spider, wasp, roach, snake, lizard, arrowhead, or Ed Abbey disciple nesting in my shoe.... Read more»

Arizona government

Tucson legislators boycott 'liberal' Star editorial board

Tucson-area state legislators Sen. Melvin and Reps. Antenori, Gowan and Stevens don't seem to be fans of the Star. They sent the paper a letter saying "The bias of the Arizona Daily Star editorial board makes a fair and balanced discussion impossible. As a result, we will no longer participate with the Star's editorial board."... Read more»6

Press release

Beware storm damage contractor scams

Arizonans should beware scam artists who offer to repair storm damage, warns Attorney General Terry Goddard.... Read more»

Arizona government

Name change for state's No. 2 post?

The secretary of state has ascended to the governor’s office four times in recent decades. Twice that’s meant a change of party. The current officeholder, Ken Bennett, proposes renaming the office to lieutenant governor.... Read more»

Polygamy

Bills would close incest law loophole

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors.... Read more»

Arizona politics

Arpaio's job approval falling

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job."... Read more»

Border & immigration

Tohono O’odham feel squeezed by gangs, Border Patrol

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price.... Read more»

Education budget

State budget woes could cripple education funding, supporters say

Gov. Jan Brewer's efforts to offset a budget shortfall could hurt education in several ways, education advocates say.... Read more»2

Immigration

Tucson sector sees jump in number of Chinese border crossers

Stephen Ceasar, a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, is changing the image of the typical illegal immigrant crossing into the US.... Read more»

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