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Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

Kirkpatrick wants to give McCain the boot

An experienced Democratic campaigner said Tuesday that she'll challenge U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016. Ann Kirkpatrick, whose sprawling CD 1 stretches from the Grand Canyon to Oro Valley, made her announcement in an online video featuring the boots she used to kick back at GOP pokes as she was reelected last year.... Read more»

Far from home

A brief history of Central American immigration to the U.S.

Telling stories from among the tens of thousands of undocumented and unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. last year.... Read more»4

Windy Point fall means chopper rescue for climber

A 32-year-old man who fell about 40 feet while climbing in the Catalina Mountains injured his back and need a lift from a police helicopter Monday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

After more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Read more»2

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

Most government offices will be closed Monday as the nation observes Memorial Day, and several cemeteries in Tucson will hold commemoration ceremonies.... Read more»

Clean Elections looking into Corp Comm texts

Arizona election regulators have taken note of records showing that Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump was in regular contact with the campaigns of candidates he supported and a “dark money” group that helped get them elected, and they want to inspect those records themselves.... Read more»2

McCain to discuss security, economic issues on Vietnam trip

U.S. Sen. John McCain will meet with officials in Vietnam to discuss "a range of vital security and economic issues" this week. McCain and three other senators will travel to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the U.S. and it former war foe mark the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations.... Read more»

Grijalva taking Cuba trip to discuss trade

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is joining another congressman and two U.S. senators in traveling to Cuba this weekend. The delegation will meet with Cuban officials to discuss business opportunities in agriculture, telecommunications and eco-tourism.... Read more»

Photos: Cheers at Pima College commencement

About 900 graduates walked across the stage at PCC's commencement Thursday, as a packed TCC Arena echoed with cheers from friends and family members.... Read more»

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

Border agents rescue migrants, seize drugs, arrest sex offender

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to three different kinds of incidents last week, rescuing two men who crossed the border, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and apprehending a Mexican national previously convicted of statutory rape and sexual battery, officials said.... Read more»

Judge rules against challenge to Tucson city elections

Writing that "no court decision has determined that the same geographical unit must apply to corresponding primary and general elections," a federal judge has knocked down a challenge to Tucson's hybrid election system. ... Read more»1

Comcast to hire 1,100 for new Tucson call center

Cable giant Comcast will open a new 100,000-square-foot call center in Tucson, staffed by about 1,125 workers, the company said Thursday, announcing plans at a Phoenix press conference with Gov. Doug Ducey and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. A location for the facility was not disclosed; company officials said negotiations are ongoing.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Shellfish reform can teach morals to poor

To teach the poor about budgeting and delayed gratification, Arizona should impose reforms that make some items cost appreciably more than others. You may have read about the rampant abuse of food stamps by at least one person in California, who bought lobster instead of generic mac and cheese.... Read more»

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