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Mexican military seen as best weapon against cartels

Despite uncertainty south of the Rio Grande in the aftermath of the killing of one of Mexico’s most brutal warlords, recent successes against organized crime suggest military intervention remains the best option there, according to the former deputy director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.... Read more»

Feds opt not to extend special protection to Mexican gray wolf

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said this week that it will not extend special protection to Arizona’s gray wolf population, known as the Mexican gray wolf.... Read more»

Mental Health Week

UAMC South offers emergency rooms for psychiatric patients

The University of Arizona Medical Center South Behavioral Health Pavilion on Tucson’s South Side has new emergency department with a separate area built just for psychiatric patients. It also has more inpatient beds for psychiatric patients.... Read more»

Mental Health Week

Pima County's new crisis center: 11,000 calls for help each month

It is less likely now that someone like the mentally ill Vickie Logan will be arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in a minor nuisance case, taken to the county jail and die a suicide now that the Crisis Response Center has opened on Tucson’s South Side.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills rock-thrower across border

A Border Patrol agent shot across the U.S.-Mexican border in Nogales late Wednesday night, killing a teenager as a group of people threw rocks at border agents who were investigating a load of narcotics dropped near the international boundary... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Stone: Libertarian? Green? Nope. Just tools of the machine

I’ve seen a lot of Libertarian and Green Party candidates over the years. Some are even honest in their beliefs—people who care deeply about small government or green energy, for instance. But most third-party candidates these days have nothing whatsoever to do with the party they supposedly represent; far more often they’re just tools of the establishment.... Read more»2

Mayors tout sustainability at Arizona Solar Summit

Mayors of Mesa, Phoenix, Goodyear and Clarkdale shared their cities’ goals and challenges in fostering sustainability during the Arizona Solar Summit. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said sustainability should be a routine so that no fanfare is required.... Read more»

Az mayors commit to advancing education

Mayors representing 10 cities from around Arizona are forming a partnership to work with schools and private groups to improve education. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, founding chairman of the roundtable committee, said that cities have as much at stake as anyone else in what goes on in classrooms.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Supes candidate Nancy Young Wright

An interview with Nancy Young Wright, the Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and a political update from Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Clean Elections legislative debates Wednesday: LD10, LD14

State House candidates for LD10 and LD14 will debate Wednesday evening in the last legislative debates between Southern Arizona candidates hosted by the Clean Elections Commission.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Debate on Prop. 204 education sales tax

Doug Ducey and Ann-Eve Pedersen debate Proposition 204, the Quality Education and Jobs measure. Also, Gale Morgan discusses downsizing your home in retirement.... Read more»

Mental Health Week

Clergy look to help with mental illness

A number of local clergy - Protestant, Catholic and Jewish - are working with Interfaith Community Services to identify mental illness and help congregants seek treatment. With the pressures of the economic downtown, more people are suffering from stress leading to anxiety, depression and marital problems.
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Guest opinion

History predicts high voter turnout in Az

We are all aware of the endless series of political commercials, mail pieces and phone calls promoting Candidate X and criticizing Candidate Y. But what impact will these various methods of communication have on voter turnout?... Read more»

Supreme Court asks how long death penalty can be delayed

U.S. Supreme Court justices quizzed both sides in an Arizona case Tuesday over how long a death penalty appeal can reasonably be delayed if a defendant is not mentally competent to assist in his defense.... Read more»1

Experts: Arizona shielded from Calif. gas-price spikes

With drivers in California paying more than $5 a gallon for gasoline after a sudden spike in prices, could Arizona motorists be next? The short answer: probably not.... Read more»

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