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Gun groups locked and loaded for Nov. 4

Less than a month until the election? Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Both the National Rifle Association and Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, have said they will unleash a fusillade of ads supporting and attacking candidates in some of the tightest contests in the country.... Read more»1

BP agents find 9 people hidden in rental truck

Border Patrol agents found nine people hidden in a the back of rental truck at the I-19 checkpoint last week.... Read more»

Rolls-Royce testing new aircraft engine over Tucson

A new composite carbon/titanium fan blade powered an aircraft for the first time Tuesday, taking to the skies in a 747 engine over Tucson. Rolls-Royce will continue to test the lightweight CTi component here over the next several weeks.... Read more»2

Border Patrol agents rescue 2 migrants from desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal immigrants Friday, authorities said.... Read more»

PCC holding public forum with Governing Board candidates Tuesday

The two candidates for the District 1 seat on the Pima Community College Governing Board will meet with the public Tuesday in an evening forum.... Read more»

Blaze at abandoned 4th Ave building

A fire just after midnight burned through an abandoned building just off 4th Avenue, with 21 Tucson firefighters quelling a blaze in a 9th Street structure.... Read more»

A 6-year-old Honduran migrant goes to Washington

With U.S. immigration reform long delayed, a Honduran mother and son head to the capital to tell lawmakers why they came to Boston and should be allowed to stay.... Read more»

Gun Wars

8 states have laws voiding federal firearms regs

Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.... Read more»7

Factchecking McCain on Ebola in United States

Sen. John McCain claimed on a Sunday talk show that “we were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States.” Not exactly.... Read more»1

City taking comments on magistrate appointments

Tucson is taking public comments on the applications for reappointment of two city magistrates, Thomas Berning and Susan Shetter.... Read more»

Solar Talk presentation Monday night

The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is holding two events in October to help you decide if solar is right for you. Monday night, you can learn about the basics of solar energy at a presentation that will include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild discussing the city’s solar plans.... Read more»

Trent Franks, Yazidis demand more action against ISIS

Joined by a Republican congressman, Arizonans who are members of an ethnic and religious group from the Middle East said last week that the United States isn’t doing enough to stop violence perpetrated by the Islamic State group.... Read more»

Nogales marks two-year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

On Friday, around 150 people marched in Nogales, Sonora, to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, killed when he was shot by Border Patrol agents firing through the border fence on Oct. 10, 2012.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on Columbus Day

As the nation marks Columbus Day (although not everyone is a fan), some government services and private businesses will be closed Monday. Here’s the low-down.... Read more»

Arizona foster-care cases rose over decade, as national numbers fell

Arizona saw the number of kids in its foster care system rise significantly from 2002-2012, a time when most other states were posting sharp drops in their foster care rolls, according to new federal data. Advocates said the numbers are more evidence of a state foster care system in crisis, one that has been “overworked and overwhelmed” as budgets have been cut.... Read more»

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