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Border residents demand end to Arivaca checkpoint

Citing rights violations and economic fallout from an I-19 checkpoint operated by the Border Patrol, residents of Arivaca marched to Tucson Sector HQ to announce a community program to watch border agents. ... Read more»1

Arizonans go for the gold – and platinum – in the health-care marketplace

Arizona residents are signing up for the Affordable Care Act’s top-shelf gold- and platinum-level insurance plans at some of the highest rates in the nation, new government figures show.... Read more»

1000 px: Flying object identified

The Tucson office of the National Weather Service snapped this pic of a giant white flying saucer just east of the city, looming over the Rincon Mountains on Wednesday. A UFO? No, a lenticular cloud, NWS said.... Read more»

Homeland Security chief making first border visit

The head of the Department of Homeland Security is making his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since being confirmed. Jeh Johnson, sworn in less than a month ago, checked out the border in Texas on Tuesday, and spoke with border agents in Douglas on Wednesday morning, along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.... Read more»

CoLab relaunches workspace, walks from Gangplank

A nonprofit coworking space in Downtown has reorganized, a move the group's managers will help the organization remain focused on its mission of incubating local entrepreneurs. The Pennington Street offices of Gangplank are now known as CoLab Workspace. Tuesday evening, about 120 people attended CoLab's launch party.... Read more»

Christy named chair of state Transportation Board

Steve Christy, a banker and former car dealer, has been named the chair of the Arizona State Transportation Board. ... Read more»

Citing gun battles, State Dep't warns against Agua Prieta travel

A series of gun battles in the Mexican border town has led the State Department to warn U.S. citizens against traveling to Agua Prieta, Sonora, after dark.... Read more»2

Factcheck: Kirkpatrick a 'whistle-blower'? Not so much

An ad from a Democratic group claims that Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick “blew the whistle on the disastrous health care website.” But Kirkpatrick didn’t expose any secret wrongdoing. She merely criticized HealthCare.gov in mid-November, weeks after the site’s launch, by which time its technical issues were well known.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on MLK Day

Here's what's open and what's closed Monday because of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.... Read more»

UA grad killed in Kabul suicide attack

A 27-year-old graduate of the University of Arizona was killed in a suicide bombing Friday in Afghanistan. Chicago native Lexie Kamerman received a master's in Education from the UA, and was working at the American University in Kabul. ... Read more»

Obamacare a mixed Rx for Tucson hospitals

Although Arizona's largest academic medical network could see emergency room relief with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the law could also lead to hospital staff reductions and more stress on the state's primary care doctors. ... Read more»

Man shot, killed in struggle with Border Patrol

A man was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday night during a struggle in Cochise County near the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. ... Read more»2

Arizona graded D+ in national report on emergency medical care

Arizona got a D+ for the quality of its emergency medical care, but that was the average grade for states on a national report card released Thursday. Arizona’s grade was unchanged from the last report in 2009, while the national grade fell from C- to an “alarming” D+.... Read more»

Report: Voting system flawed in Yuma, Coconino, Pinal counties

Yuma, Pinal and Coconino counties had Arizona’s worst overall election performances in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by a progressive advocacy group.... Read more»1

Barber calls for bipartisan seating at State of the Union

Southern Arizona Democrat Ron Barber joined a bipartisan group urging senators and representatives to cross party lines — at least to sit together at President Obama's Jan. 28 State of the Union address. Barber, along with U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, an Arizona Republican; Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado; and Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, urged colleagues to repeat the aisle-crossing begun in 2011 after the Jan. 8 attack in Tucson.... Read more»

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