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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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Acting VA secretary tells Senate $17.6B needed to fix agency

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson told a Senate committee Wednesday that the agency will need another $17.6 billion over the next three years to cut patient waiting times for the rising number of veterans.... Read more»

UA sponsoring free eye screenings Saturday

Free eye screenings are available Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, 140 West Speedway Boulevard, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the UA Department of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Medical Center.... Read more»

Police: Missing Oro Valley man found dead

A 70-year-old man missing from his Oro Valley home since June 26, Robert Wesley Carney, was located dead in an office building Tuesday night, an official said.... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list: ... Read more»

Video: Mexican women helping child migrants make their way to U.S.

While the United States is grappling with how to handle the thousands of child migrants arriving at its borders from Central America, a group of women in central Mexico has quietly attended to them for years.... Read more»

Feds delay busing migrant kids to Oracle; rival groups demonstrate

Passions ran hot among two groups demonstrating near a new shelter for undocumented children in this small Arizona town, with both gearing up to display their fervor as the first buses of migrant kids were expected to arrive. Around noon, officials said that the children would not be driven to the shelter Tuesday.... Read more»3

McCain files bill to replace Obama's wildfire funding request

McCain is supporting more money for the Forest Services wildfire budget, just one week after President Obama included wildfire funding as part of an emergency border request to Congress.... Read more»

$1.6M of pot seized, 5 arrested in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista police seized nearly two tons in marijuana and arrested five men, including one Tucsonan, after a traffic stop Friday, officials said.... Read more»

Literacy Connects seeks volunteer readers for K-3 students

Literacy Connects is calling for 300 volunteers as a part of the nonprofit group's push to expand its Reading Seed program, which helps struggling readers in grades K-3 catch up to their classmates. ... Read more»

Barber, McCain: Senate cmte vote step toward keeping A-10 flying another year

Backers of the A-10 aircraft based at Davis-Monthan won a key victory Tuesday as a key Senate subcommittee voted to keep the planes flying for another year. ... Read more»

More killed by guns than vehicles in Az for 3rd straight year

There were more people killed by firearms than by motor vehicles in Arizona in 2011, the third year in a row, according to a new study. Gun deaths outpaced those from cars and trucks in 14 states that year, with Arizona in second place. Councilman Kozachik and gun activist Charles Heller split on the issue.... Read more»

Texas Dems divided over border crisis bill

Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers. ... Read more»

As employment improves, disabled jobless rate stays high

U.S. joblessness fell from 7.9 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent in 2013, while it remained stubbornly above 13 percent for people with disabilities. Advocates said it is much the same in Arizona, where hesitation among both employers and would-be workers help keep the rate high. ... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list: ... Read more»

Update: Flash flood warning for Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning for much of the Tucson area, extending northwest to Catalina.... Read more»

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