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States try to remove barriers for ex-offenders

About 70 million people are trying to navigate the world with a criminal record. Some states, concerned with the high costs of keeping people locked up, are removing some roadblocks that ex-offenders face. The goal: to increase the chances they’ll succeed in society and lessen the chances they’ll return to prison. Tucson joined the "Ban the Box" movement last year.... Read more»1

Iraqi pilot crashes Tucson-based F-16 near Douglas

An F-16 fighter jet flown by an Iraqi pilot crashed near Douglas, southeast of Tucson, Wednesday night, authorities said. The Iraqi Air Force plane was flying a night training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard, and the fate of the pilot, Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan, is unknown.... Read more»

TEP: Transformer failure cuts power for 19,000 Wednesday night

A substation transformer failure left thousands of customers in the Catalina Foothills and Midtown Tucson without electricity Wednesday night, according to TEP officials.... Read more»2

Three new members for RTA/PAG board

The board that oversees the Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments has three new members: Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel, Mayor Miguel Rojas of South Tucson, and Michael Hammond, the Pima County representative on the Arizona State Transportation Board. ... Read more»

1000px: Monsoon looms

Southern Arizona's summer rains are beginning to pick up steam, with the Weather Service forecasting scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing through the afternoon on Wednesday. While we're unlikely to see a full soaking rain, keep your eyes on the skies.... Read more»

Father charged with 2nd-degree murder in drowning of 2-year-old girl

The father of a two-year-old girl who drowned Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Both he and the mother have been charged with child abuse. Victoria Rivas died at the hospital after her father found her in an unsecured pool at a Northwest Side home, authorities said.... Read more»

Marathon concert to boost 'Mariachi Miracle' documentary

A concert Saturday will trumpet the need to raise money to complete "The Mariachi Miracle" documentary, which will tell the story of Tucson's historic role in the youth mariachi movement. Mariachi Luz de Luna,Vox Urbana, will perform.... Read more»

TUSD job fair Friday

Tucson Unified School District is seeking about 160 more teachers for next school year, and will hold a hiring hall at Catalina High School on Friday.... Read more»

Water line work to shut taps for 400 near Oracle/Magee overnight

About 400 Tucson Water customers will be without service overnight Wednesday as a contractor completes work on a project near North Oracle and West Magee roads. Taps will be dry from about midnight to 6 a.m. Thursday.... Read more»

Bryson appointed Pima County presiding judge

Judge Kyle A. Bryson has been named as the presiding judge of the Superior Court in Pima County, succeeding Judge Sarah R. "Sally" Simmons. ... Read more»

Taking a hike: Arizonans work out longer than people in most states

People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app. Arizona ranked fifth among states, with an average weekly workout of 79 minutes. California was first, at 87.4 minutes per week on average, followed by Colorado, Washington and Oregon.... Read more»

Phoenix mayor touts city’s successes, warns of need to fight for water rights

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a Washington panel Tuesday that Arizona is in a fight to make sure other states, particularly California, don’t take water “that rightfully belongs to the people of Arizona.”... Read more»

Edmund Marquez appointed to Rio Nuevo board

The owner of a Tucson insurance agency, Edmund Marquez, was appointed Monday to one of the three empty seats on the Rio Nuevo board. Gov. Doug Ducey named Marquez to fill a seat left vacant when Alberto Moore resigned last November.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed when hit on Ajo Way

A 26-year-old pedestrian walking on Ajo Way was killed when hit by a Jeep driven by a 17-year-old girl Monday night, authorities said.... Read more»

Swoon for monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

After a brief teasing rain two weeks ago, Tucson's June heat has hit hard. But as the humidity also rises, there's relief in sight. And that means it's time to celebrate the monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta on Wednesday evening.... Read more»

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