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Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises Phoenix police training

During a visit to Phoenix as part of a national tour on community policing, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday praised Phoenix police training to reduce use of force, saying it is a model for departments across the country.... Read more»

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Rothschild: 'Tucson in transition'

In his annual State of the City speech, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild called upon the city to build on its strengths: what he calls the Five T's – technology, trade, transportation, tourism and teaching. "We will continue to tighten our belts ... the simple fact of the matter is this: Tucson does not have an expense problem, we have a revenue problem," he said.... Read more»

BP, rangers rescue injured hiker

A hiker lost near Arch Canyon in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was rescued by Border Patrol and National Park Service Rangers on Saturday.... Read more»

Public notice

Ft. Huachuca seeks interest in Mountain View Officers' Club

The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is looking for qualified individuals or organizations with an interest in acquiring a World War II service club through a no-cost lease or sale, to include rehabilitation or removal. Building 66050, Mountain View Officers' Club (MVOC), served as a black officers' club from 1942-1945, and in various other capacities after that until deactivation in the late 1990s.... Read more»

Guest opinion

The other big questions about SB 1062

SB 1062 raises some serious questions about such weighty issues as discrimination, civil rights, freedom of religion, and the proper relationship between church and state. But regardless of one’s view of the measure’s merits, the dispute also raises another set of questions, including: Is this how public policy is supposed to be made?... Read more»

Comic: SB 1062

Cap'n Al says 'Be prepared'

State Sen. Al Melvin goes toe to toe (well, not THAT close) with CNN's Anderson Cooper in defense of SB 1062.... Read more»

Gay rights advocates march against SB 1062

Tucson gay rights groups marched Monday on Congress (Street) to protest SB 1062. ... Read more»2

Panning Pentagon cuts, Barber vows fight for A-10

In the face of a proposal to retire the entire A-10 fleet, Rep. Ron Barber said he would fight to keep the Warthog flying, calling the aircraft "crucial to our community, to Davis-Monthan, and to the country." While the Pentagon said cutting the plane would save $3.5 billion over five years, Barber said it would only save $700,000 "after having already spent $1 billion to upgrade" the attack aircraft. (with video) ... Read more»

Season’s dominant flu strain especially harmful to young people

Young people are being hit harder by this year’s flu season, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those ages 18 to 64 accounted for 61 percent of all influenza-related hospitalizations, compared with an average of 35 percent in previous years.... Read more»

Campaign seeks to boost Latino coverage under Affordable Care Act

Millions of uninsured Latinos would benefit from the Affordable Care Act, but many incorrectly assume that coverage is too expensive and that enrolling would put relatives in the country illegally at risk for deportation, a White House official said Monday.... Read more»

Official details CPS flaws leaving thousands of cases in limbo

Gov. Jan Brewer's choice to create an agency taking over the duties of Child Protective Services cites illegal actions by supervisors, overloaded caseworkers and flawed procedures. ... Read more»

Az Supreme Court decision upheld in 1993 Phoenix murder case

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down an appeal Monday of an Arizona death-penalty case in which an autopsy report was entered as evidence without the medical examiner who wrote it.... Read more»

Biz groups point to SB 1070 in calling for 1062 veto

With business leaders calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto religious-freedom legislation that opponents say would sanction discrimination against gays, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Monday that fallout from SB 1070 may serve as a guide. Stanton said SB 1062, narrowly approved last week by the Legislature, sends the wrong message to the country and world.... Read more»

Maricopa got residents from across U.S., lost them to nearby counties

Maricopa County gained residents from nearly 1,000 counties across the U.S. – from Pinal County to as far away as Washington County, Maine – and lost residents to an even wider swath, the Census Bureau reported. But within Arizona, Maricopa saw a net loss of population to other counties, while Pinal and Pima had net gains of in-state residents between 2007 to 2011.... Read more»

Voting-rights groups slam bills on Clean Elections

A bill that would prohibit the Citizens Clean Elections Commission from investigating allegations of campaign contribution limit violations is part of a “war on voters” by Republican lawmakers, leaders of voter-rights groups said last week.... Read more»

Supreme Court delays decision on Az death-row case — again

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to say whether or not it will hear an appeal of an Arizona murder case – taking a pass on the case as it had the previous 12 times the justices “conferenced” on cases.... Read more»

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