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Factchecking the 8th GOP debate

Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate.... Read more»

Ray Carroll confirms he's serving final term on Board of Supervisors

Update: After five terms, and despite a fondness for "a good fight," Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll said Friday that he's serving out his final year on the board. "I hope that good comes from my service," he told supporters. "I take justifiable pride in the 20 years I willingly give to Pima County. At age 54, it is time to serve in other ways."... Read more»

Arivaca residents now monitoring second Border Patrol checkpoint

A group of Arivaca residents have expanded their monitoring of Border Patrol checkpoints to SR 286, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. Activists set up just north of the checkpoint with binoculars, video cameras and clipboards to record the interactions between agents and people driving north.... Read more»

Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Teamsters strike vs. US Foods over 'unfair labor practices'

About 200 union workers in Tucson and Phoenix are picketing against food distributor US Foods, claiming discrimination against union employees and that the company is bargaining in bad faith.... Read more»

The conservative playbook for keeping 'dark money' dark

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors. Since 2008, dark money groups have spent more than $690 million in federal races. The same story is playing out on the state level, including in Arizona.... Read more»

Police ID man killed when struck by two vehicles

A man who died at a local hospital Thursday morning after being struck by two vehicles has been identified as 53-year-old Louis Leyba, authorities said early Thursday evening.... Read more»

Switched off: John C. Scott off air - again - after quarter-century of radio

Tucson's long-running talk radio host is yet again without a microphone, as the John C. Scott Show has run into static. Scott, whose show has been on various local radio stations almost continuously since 1989, has been off the air since Monday. Has he finally dropped the mic?... Read more»

Lawmakers want to pull Arizona from 'over-sized' 9th Circuit

Arizona lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday that would pull Arizona and four other Western states out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and form them into a new circuit.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio’s immigration stance

In an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz makes two overly broad accusations that distort Rubio’s position.... Read more»

Lawyers for Texas talk strategy for Supreme Court immigration hearing

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect.... Read more»

White House adds $1.1 billion to budget to fight opioid, heroin abuse

The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.... Read more»

'No other water' — Navajo drinking from uranium-contaminated wells

Residents of Sanders, Ariz. residents know their water contains dangerously high amounts of uranium, but with no other source — they are still using it.... Read more»

Obituary

Longtime newsman Forrest Carr dies

Forrest Carr, a longtime television news director whose career included two stints with Tucson's KGUN, died Wednesday morning. Carr battled cancer for some time, and was open and matter-of-fact about his experiences, both discussing his health and impending death on air and blogging about it.... Read more»3

Update: Sources: Ray Carroll won't run again for Board of Supervisors

Update: Carroll is serving his final year as a Pima County supervisor, sources said. The Republican, in office since 1997, declined to detail his plans, saying he'll announce his intentions on Wednesday. Former car dealer Steve Christy plans to run for the seat if Carroll doesn't run.... Read more»

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