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Congressman: Startup innovations threatening established markets

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Scottsdale, warned a group of entrepreneurs that established companies and their lobbyists will fight to keep startups’ innovations from disrupting their markets. He said an example is taxicab companies fighting ride-sharing.... Read more»

From sink to garden: Gray water systems catching on in Tucson

Since 2008, Tucson has required plumbing in new homes to allow homeowners to set up gray water systems to reuse water from bathroom sinks, showers and tubs as well as washing machines to water plants and lawns. But the systems have yet to catch on in Phoenix.... Read more»

Tucson Water holding public info meetings

As part of Water Awareness Month, Tucson Water is holding a series of public information sessions throughout April.  Thursday night, Ward 4 City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will host experts from the city utility as they deliver presentations on Tucson’s water sources, drought preparation and water quality.... Read more»

TPD arrest suspect in Midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police have arrested a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults that took place from January through April in the area of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road.... Read more»

Test-driving the new Common Core exams

Millions of American students this spring are piloting new online standardized tests linked to the Common Core State Standards, which will debut next year in states that have adopted the standards. You can, too.... Read more»

Ex-Phx mayor again pushing top-two primaries

With independents now Arizona’s largest voting bloc, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson says he’ll push again to establish primary elections that have the top two vote-getters advancing regardless of party. He says the change would boost participation.... Read more»

Photos: Blood moon over Bisbee

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as a “blood moon” — cast a red hue in the sky Monday night.... Read more»

Arizona’s long-term water future: Balancing growth and drought

Residents of the Sun Corridor stretching through Phoenix and Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without any doubt that the state’s most precious resource will be there. But are Arizonans ready for the conversations required to keep water flowing?... Read more»

Kozachik holding city budget roundtable Tuesday

A Tuesday evening roundtable discussion of next year’s city budget, hosted by Councilman Steve Kozachik, will include the mayor and two other council members, as well as city staffers and time for public input.... Read more»1

Obamacare grace period ends Tuesday

April 15 is a deadline familiar to all — it’s Tax Day. But it’s also a different deadline, the last call to sign up for Affordable Care Act policies and avoid a penalty if you’re not already insured. The Tuesday deadline comes after several extensions to the Obamacare signup period.... Read more»

Photos: Wildcat trackers set relay record

The University of Arizona Wildcat women’s 4x100-meter relay team set a school record Saturday. Senior Tamara Pridgett, senior Shapri Romero, sophomore Traci-Lynn Hicks and senior Germe Poston clocked a first-place time of 44.52, with a time good enough for No. 8 in the west region and No. 17 in the country this year.... Read more»

Urquidez throws gem as softball splits against Paradise Valley

The Pima Community College softball team (22-23, 17-17) earned a split on Saturday against Paradise Valley Community College at the West Campus. The Aztecs got a big boost from their pitching staff in the second game.... Read more»

From laser-leveled fields to drip irrigation, farms stretch water they have

With agriculture accounting for about two-thirds of the water used in Arizona, a state program encourages farmers to adopt water-saving practices and technologies. Through the Best Management Practices program, farmers receive incentives if they follow suggestions from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.... Read more»

CBP: $4M in marijuana found in red bell pepper shipment

The driver of a semi-trailer truck was arrested after officers discovered four tons of marijuana, worth more than $4 million, hidden in the trailer among a shipment of red bell peppers.... Read more»

4th Ave's Desert Vintage scorched by electrical fire

A fire at a 4th Avenue clothing store overnight took a team of 23 firefighters about ten minutes to extinguish. “The building is fine and our merchandise is safe,” a message posted on Desert Vintage’s Facebook page said Friday morning.... Read more»

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