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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»

Pitch household hazardous waste at Saturday collection

Do you have broken a computer equipment, used automotive fluids, or old cans of paint cluttering up your garage? Don’t know what to do with all those dead batteries sitting around the house? Drop them off at a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday morning.... Read more»

Barber, McCain blast ‘ridiculous’ plan to retire A-10

Arizona congressmen Thursday renewed calls for the Pentagon to drop its “absolutely ridiculous” plan to retire the A-10 fighter, saying the replacement F-35 is 10 times as costly and does not protect ground forces as well.... Read more»

Texas opts for compromise on Ethnic Studies classes

Activist groups rallied in support of adding Mexican American Studies as an official Texas high school elective ahead of State Board of Education meetings this week. But at least one board member suggested the likelihood is slim.... Read more»

FBI releases 600+ pages from Jan. 8 investigation

The FBI has released more than 670 pages of documents from the early stages of the investigation into the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Most of the pages have information redacted, and more than 300 pages were held back by federal investigators.... Read more»1

In ticket scalping, laws of supply and demand play out near venues

Scalping, also known as ticket reselling, operates under a supply-and-demand model similar to almost every other market. It’s legal in Arizona, with some constraints on where it can occur. An economics professor says ticket scalping represents an unfettered market.... Read more»1

Advocate honored for giving voice to victims of violence

Jamie Blason, a deputy county attorney in Maricopa County, was recognized Wednesday by the Justice Department for her work giving a voice to victims of violence.... Read more»

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