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Friday is deadline to request early ballot

The deadline to request an early ballot for the Nov. 4 general election is 5 p.m. on Friday.... Read more»

Website aims to link businesses in Arizona, Canada, Mexico

A new social-themed website aims to help Arizona businesses grow and be more competitive globally.... Read more»

Arizona nat'l park attendance drops 20% since 1990

Attendance at Arizona national parks has declined by almost 20 percent– from 20.37 million to 16.66 million – over the past 24 years. Sunset Crater’s decline has exceeded 60 percent during that period.... Read more»

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Open letter demands justice for 43 disappeared Mexican students

The text of an open letter, published in Spanish and English, released Wednesday to protest what signers say is a lack of Mexican government action to investigate the disappearance of 43 college students, whom are feared to have been executed by drug cartels. The letter has been signed by more than 9,000 professors, students and other academics from around the world, with more adding their names every minute.... Read more»

Agents find 680 lbs. of marijuana stashed in backpacks near Yuma

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector found 14 backpacks in two different incidents containing around 680 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $340,000.... Read more»

Concrete results from TO recycling program

A research project to make iron-based cement is ridding the desert of glass in the Tohono O’odham Nation.... Read more»

Customs officers pull in 843 lbs. of pot in weekend hauls

Over the weekend, officers at three of Arizona’s ports of entry hauled 843 pounds of marijuana worth around $421,000 in four separate incidents.... Read more»

Guest opinion

When candidates decline to participate

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»1

Autoimmune disorder PANDAS gaining attention in medical community

Abby Pulse has been in pain every day for the past three years. At first, nobody knew what was wrong with the 15-year-old, who was eventually diagnosed with PANDAS, which was triggered by a Valley fever bout.. “I think that it has made me more mature,” she said. “I deal with pain every day, and I think it changes a person. But I think I did change for the better.”... Read more»

Couples rush to wed after Az’s same-sex marriage ban overturned

Gay couples rushed to Arizona courthouses to get married Friday, just hours after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the right to equal protection.... Read more»3

Guest opinion

12 Gen-X Republicans who will have some explaining to do some day soon

Now that it is clear that those who pushed Arizona’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history, they all better start thinking up what lame excuses they are going to be making. Their grandchildren’s generation is sure to ask questions.... Read more»

Residents claim racial profiling at Border Patrol checkpoint

Arivaca residents said Sunday that they have evidence of racial profiling against Latino drivers during two months of observation of a Border Patrol checkpoint south of Tucson. Although thousands of drivers passed through the checkpoint, no arrests were made as observers recorded the actions of border agents.... Read more»3

Reineke, Colibri Center recognized with human rights award

Tucson’s Colibri Center for Human Rights, and its director, Robin Reineke, received one of three Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards this week at the Carnegie Hall Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.... Read more»

$317M in court-ordered funding an issue in governor’s race

State courts have ruled that Arizona owes public schools a first payment of more than $300 million for failing to make annual inflation adjustments to base funding as called for by a voter-approved law. Over five years, the bill could be $1.6 billion.... Read more»1

Prop 122 aims to allow state to reject certain federal laws, rules

Proposition 122 would amend the state Constitution to say that Arizona may exercise its “sovereign authority” to restrict the use of its money and personnel to purposes consistent with its Constitution. It’s the second straight election with sovereignty on the ballot.... Read more»

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