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Regina Romero running for Tucson mayor

The first of what may be a slew of candidates for Tucson mayor has announced she's running: Regina Romero will not seek re-election to her West Side seat on the City Council, and will instead seek the Democratic nomination for the city's top post.... Read more»

Funding fix sought for coming wildfire season

A new $2.2 billion infusion into fighting wildland fires is welcomed news for federal agencies and academic researchers but environmentalists worry it could lead to abuses. ... Read more»

Former Az forester faces heat of challenges in new role running U.S. Forest Service

Rampaging wildfires and a culture of misogyny await new VIcki Christiansen as she takes on new gig running the U.S. Forest Service.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally caught between Trump's wall and our purple state

Bolt from Trump's wall and shutdown and lose the base. Stick with the president and lose the state. The truth is that Sen. Martha McSally remains the Arizonan most endangered by Trump’s xenophobic obsession with illegal immigration and his wall.... Read more»

Flags lowered for Arizona officer killed by texting driver

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff Wednesday to honor the life of Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend, who died in the line of duty Tuesday night.... Read more»2

Trump presses for border wall as federal shutdown goes to 3rd week

President Trump lashed out at Democrats, blaming them for the partial shutdown of the federal government and demanding they pass a budget with nearly $12 billion in additional spending for the Homeland Security, including $5.7 billion slated for his long-promised border wall. ... Read more»

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Flowers at Jan. 8 memorial

Flowers and stuffed animals were laid Tuesday at the memorial marking the site of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»

Repairs narrow I-19 between Ajo & Irvington

Northbound Interstate 19 will be narrowed to a single lane through Wednesday for "urgently needed repairs," officials said.... Read more»

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Rainbow over Pontatoc

A rainbow arches over Pontatoc Ridge north of Tucson.... Read more»

Inaugural address

Ducey sworn in: Time Arizona became a 'jobs juggernaut'

"Today, I’m proud to say, those days are behind us. Arizona is open for business, government has gotten out of the way, the people are benefiting, and it’s going to stay that way." — full text of Gov. Ducey's second inaugural speech.... Read more»

In a hole: Az officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

Potentially thousands of people – often spurred by curiosity, greed or dumb luck – seek out or stumble into one of thousands Arizona’s of mines abandoned by long-dead prospectors and hidden in the desert. ... Read more»

What’s it like for an immigrant child to glimpse the American dream, just before it's taken away?

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy separated kids and parents, putting the children in foster care, where many of them got a taste of a life much better than the one they left. What happens when they land back home?... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

BP agents, Pima deputies rescue man from snowy peak

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents and Pima County sheriff's deputies rescued a Guatemalan man on Wednesday from a snowcapped peak west of Tucson, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP union, including Tucson agent, pushes for border wall in Trump meeting as federal shutdown continues

Members of the union for border agents, including vice president and Tucson Sector Agent Art Del Cueto, continued to press for a border wall in a meeting with President Trump as the federal government remains partially shuttered. ... Read more»

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