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Cedar Creek community prepares as wildfire burns another 10k acres

Low humidity and high temperatures continued through Tuesday, enabling the Cedar Fire consume another 10,000 acres, southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside in Arizona's white mountains. Officials said they were reviewing how to protect buildings in Cedar Creek, and staging supplies in case the fire succeeded in burning further south. ... Read more»

Forest Service tips for staying safe while hiking in the summer heat

With summer temperatures rising to all-time highs, and humidity staying low, Coronado National Forest is asking visitors to plan their outings accordingly and to use situational awareness.... Read more»

Public meetings to take input on proposed Interstate 11

The Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Wednesday evening in Tucson to discuss proposed plans for Interstate 11. The meeting will be the second of three held in Southern Arizona to gather input on a recommended corridor that runs between Nogales and Wickenburg, north of Phoenix.... Read more»1

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear immigrant detention dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether immigrants detained for more than six months by the U.S. government while deportation proceedings take place are eligible for a hearing in which they can argue for their release. ... Read more»

Senate takes up, then blocks, competing gun-control measures

The Senate had the opportunity to act on competing gun-control measures Monday, but proceeded instead to block action on any of the proposals in votes that fell mostly along party lines... Read more»

Sheriff's Chief of Staff Bradley Gagnepain dead at 59

Bradley Gagnepain, a longtime employee of the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the chief of staff for Sheriff Chris Nanos, died Sunday night. He began his career in 1978 as a reserve deputy, rising to bureau chief and then retiring in 2014. He returned to PCSD as an advisor.... Read more»

Hot dry weather fuels Cedar Fire's run south

Fueled by high temperatures and low humidity, the Cedar Fire grew 14,000 acres on Sunday, burning through hundreds of acres southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside, in Arizona's White Mountains. A pre-evacuation notice was given to area residents, and power lines were switched off to protect firefighters.... Read more»

Record heat kills 3, rescuers continue search for missing hiker

Three people died, and one man remains missing, in separate incidents as record-breaking heat in the valley made outdoor activities dangerous in the Tucson area. Sheriff Chris Nanos said, "We're asking people not only to avoid outdoor activity to the morning, but just to avoid it entirely." ... Read more»

Police find missing endangered man at Downtown bus station

A vulnerable man who went missing Monday morning from his Southeast Side group home was found around 6:30 p.m. by a police officer at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Paul Gabbard, 50, was "returned safety" after being checkout out by firefighters, authorities said.... Read more»

New Border Patrol chief is first agency outsider in nearly a century

Monday, CBP head R. Gil Kerlikowske announced that FBI veteran Mark Morgan would become the Chief of the Border Patrol. Morgan is the first head of U.S. Border Patrol to come from outside the agency in 92 years. ... Read more»

Update: 2 hikers die, 1 missing, on Tucson trails as temps spike to 115-plus

A man and woman died in separate incidents while hiking just north of Tucson on Sunday, as authorities conducted three heat-related search and rescue operations in the desert. Temperatures hit 115 degrees at the airport, with other area thermometers reading 116 — just a single degree shy of the all-time record.... Read more»2

GV News: Hernandez lacks UA degree despite claims

An editorial by the Green Valley News blasted legislative candidate Daniel Hernandez over his claims to have a UA degree. Editor Dan Shearer reported that Hernandez has not graduated, and that he hemmed and hawed when Shearer looked into the matter. Hernandez said he was 'embarrassed" and would work to fulfill graduation requirements.... Read more»

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds “fortress America,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade.... Read more»

Pima County officials: Record heat requires extreme precautions

With desert temperatures expected to reach highs from 110 to 116 degrees this weekend, Pima County officials are telling people to limit outdoor activities and enjoy Father's Day indoors. ... Read more»

Jaywalking man killed Thursday in DUI crash

A man died after he was struck outside a crosswalk by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver on Thursday night, authorities said.... Read more»

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