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El Chisme

Caught napping? News going to the dogs, Bond backers mum, Arpaio's blown chances

KVOA's sinking teeth into stories while station's on the auction block, and backers of Pima County road bonds aren't paving the way to passage. El Chisme never sleeps when it comes to what's news for political people in the Old Pueblo.... Read more»

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Education

Budget cuts force schools to shelve libraries

As the state Legislature cuts public education funding, some Arizona schools are taking a hit in their libraries with less-qualified staff or even relying on volunteers to keep them functional – a move experts warn could hurt kids in the long run.... Read more»

Salvia divinorum

Lawmaker seeks to restrict sales of hallucinogenic herb

A bill aiming to keep a hallucinogenic herb called salvia divinorum out of the hands of young people would send a clear message to parents and the public that the substance poses risks, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Girl Scout cookie sale extended another week

Thanks to rain during the past few weekends, you now have an additional week to buy those Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. ... Read more»

Bill would slice local knife ordinances

Saying Arizonans deserve one set of rules, a state lawmaker is shepherding legislation that would bar cities from enacting ordinances on knives and repeal those already in place.... Read more»

Homolovi Ruins

State park closings raise worries of artifact looting, vandalism

With the Homolovi Ruins State Park closed on Monday due to deep cuts to the Arizona State Parks budget, archaeologists and Hopi leaders worry about a return to the free-for-all days.... Read more»1

Border violence

Drug shootouts spur travel warning for Nogales, rest of Mexico

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, citing a rise in violence throughout the country. Nogales, Son. and other border cities are listed in the alert as where most of the violence has occurred.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman delays Senate run decision

Rodney Glassman, the Tucson city councilman who's been mulling a run for U.S. Senate, will think it over some more.... Read more»3

Child health

Az lags in dental health policies for kids

Arizona meets only half of eight goals designed to ensure children get proper dental care.... Read more»

History

Florence flourishes as 'True West' town

While Tombstone didn't make it on True West magazine's list of the "Top 10 true western towns," another Arizona town, Florence, not only made the list but cracked the top two.... Read more»

Education

Diploma proposal would help high schoolers get college credit

A state lawmaker is proposing a new diploma that would allow high school students to attend community colleges or technical schools as early as sophomore year.... Read more»

Goddard: Changes to Mexico’s justice system bode well for reducing corruption

Dramatic changes to Mexico's criminal justice system will make its prosecutions more like those in the United States, opening proceedings and paving the way for more transborder collaboration, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Monday.... Read more»

Weather

Winter storm warning for Eastern Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Greenlee County and the Upper Gila River Valley area, effective from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.... Read more»

Paleontology

'Citizen scientist' discovers huge bed of dinosaur remains in Az

One chilly morning in the wilds of eastern Arizona a Tucson dinosaur hunter followed a twinkling trail and found a fountainhead of fossils. Stan Krzyzanowski even has a dinosaur named after him.... Read more»1

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»

Stephen Hadland

Failed bidder for Tucson Citizen making play for East Valley Tribune

A former would-be buyer of the Tucson Citizen is making a play to purchase the bankrupt East Valley Tribune, reports Heatcity.org.... Read more»

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