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PAC spends $280k in late bid to unseat Gosar in CD4 primary

An independent political action committee has spent more than $280,000 since Aug. 1 in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District in an effort to unseat three-term Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, in next week’s primary election.... Read more»

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Carroll holding District 4 town hall Thursday

Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll will hold a town hall meeting Thursday night at the Rincon Valley Fire Station from 6-7 p.m. Also attending will be Deputy Pima County Administrator John Bernal.... Read more»

Brewer signs law combating human trafficking

The help that Gov. Jan Brewer promised victims of human trafficking in her State of the State address became law Tuesday, increasing penalties and establishing being a victim of sex trafficking as a defense in child prostitution cases.... Read more»3

Mercury found in trout caught in three Grand Canyon creeks

With their natural beauty and protected environments, the Grand Canyon and other national parks in the West would seem removed from having mercury in their streams and rivers. But a federal study found small levels of the contaminant in rainbow and brown trout at three Grand Canyon creeks, as well as in fish at 20 other parks.... Read more»

Law will allow state to inspect abortion clinics without warrants

Supporters of a new law that will allow state officials to conduct unannounced inspections of abortion clinics say it will hold abortion providers to standards that already apply to other health care facilities.... Read more»

Polygamist ranch seized by authorities in West Texas

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch last week outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls.... Read more»1

Az tribal casino revenues grew faster than national rate in 2012

Indian gaming revenue in Arizona grew by 3 percent in 2012, even though no new facilities came online and the number of games in the state actually declined that year.... Read more»

Supreme Court won't lift injunction blocking SB 1070 provision

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to lift an injunction that blocks Arizona from enforcing a provision of SB 1070 that would make it a crime to harbor or transport those not in the country legally. Most of the sections of the 2010 law have been struck down or enjoined by the courts.... Read more»1

Border agents arrest 26 for human smuggling, drugs

In the last 10 days Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended 19 people for attempting to enter the country illegally — including two Chinese nationals hidden in the trunk of car, and arrested seven others for their role in human smuggling or drug trafficking. ... Read more»

Photos: Remote cam snaps jaguar in Santa Ritas

New photographs of an endangered jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains have been released from a project managed by federal officials and University of Arizona researchers.... Read more»

Arivaca residents demand BP stop interfering with checkpoint monitors

The ACLU has sent a letter to the Border Patrol demanding that agents halt what the group alleges is interference and harassment of monitors and protestors at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road.... Read more»

Jump in fatal train accidents during 2013 prompts nat'l safety campaign

A nationwide spike in fatal train accidents involving trespassers and motorists in 2013 has prompted a national safety campaign urging people to think trains when they see tracks.... Read more»

Sold! Weekly, Inside Tucson Business change hands

Updated: A pair of Tucson publications — the Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business — is being sold to a national publishing chain that also operates the Explorer, 10/13 Communications. Sources said all employees will be laid off, with the opportunity to apply for an unknown number of positions with the new owners.... Read more»1

Census: Coconino led nation in births to single moms

Almost three in four babies born in Coconino County in 2011 were born to unmarried women, the highest rate in the nation, if Census Bureau estimates are correct. Experts question that number, but most agree that births to single moms is an issue for the state.... Read more»

Az Congress fundraising shows incumbents' advantage

There's nothing new to the idea that congressional incumbents have a huge advantage in fundraising, but recent campaign totals show just how difficult it can be to out-maneuver a sitting representative on the money front. Just one challenger, CD 2's Martha McSally, raked in big bucks, with CD 3's Gabby Mercer faring so badly that her campaign account is running in the red.... Read more»

'Johnny Gibson's Market' to be first Downtown grocery in decades

Updated: Workers and residents in Tucson's Downtown will be able to grab a loaf of bread and gallon of milk before they hop on the streetcar, when the area's first full-service grocery store in decades opens on South 6th Avenue. The store is a partnership between the current and former owners of Rincon Market.... Read more»4

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