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Weather Service warns of 60 mph thunderstorm winds

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Tucson metro area Saturday afternoon, advising the storm could produce winds of 60 mph, and flood roads and low-lying areas. ... Read more»

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Study: Medical marijuana will spark 1,500 jobs in Az

The medical marijuana industry will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona, according to a new study sponsored by a medical marijuana trade group. Leading medical marijuana opponent says the study is flawed because it doesn't account for the cost of prosecuting those who will abuse the system. ... Read more»1

Wildlife experts making campsites safer after 2012 bear attacks

After the Payson area saw three black bear attacks last year, officials are rolling out a Bear Aware campaign. It includes bear-proof storage containers and tips for keeping bears from visiting campsites. ... Read more»

Comic:

Up and atom! Politics (and nuclear waste)

Republican Arizona State Senator Al Melvin has established an exploratory committee to evaluate his chances for a successful run for the governor's office. One of the main planks of his platform appears to be the construction of nuclear waste processing facilities in Arizona. What could go wrong?... Read more»

Marathon bombings

Boston survivors: UA grad, husband facing amputations, rehab

Only the most seriously injured of the 188 marathon bombing patients remain hospitalized. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes, a 2003 UA grad, are among them. The couple was cheering runners near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the explosions threw them apart. Patrick and Jessica each lost the lower part of their left legs.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Az Chamber of Commerce president on the Legislature

Interviews with the president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Glen Hamer; plus City Hall commentator Richard Studwell, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance, and Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans.... Read more»

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Term limits, schmerm limits

Gov. Jan Brewer wants you to know she is not tired of serving the people.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Predicting California's next 'big one'

The Monday Political Face-Off featured Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, Sam Wercinski of the Arizona Advocacy Network breaks down HB 2593 and how it increases campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. Plus, Daniel Nabhan, author of "Earthquake Prediction: Answers in Plain Sight."... Read more»

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV

Officials are working to determine the identities of those killed and injured when a SUV pursued by Border Patrol rolled over near Vail late Saturday night. Five passengers died at the scene of the accident and 15, including the driver, were being treated for minor to life-threatening injuries.... Read more»

Al Melvin to run for governor

Arizona hasn't had a governor from south of the Gila since Raul Castro in the mid-1970s. Three-term Republican Sen. Al Melvin of Saddlebrooke thinks he can change that, although the GOP primary field is already crowded.... Read more»1

Immigration bill would triple border-crossing prosecutions in Tucson

The comprehensive immigration reform bill unveiled in the Senate this week includes language calling for a tripling of the number of border-crossing prosecutions in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson sector.... Read more»

New law requires buses to use stop signs, lights on private roads

Starting next school year, school buses in Arizona will be required to use stop signs and flash warning lights even on privately owned roads.... Read more»

Border news roundup

Immigration bill released amid security, economic concerns

The Gang of Eight debuted their immigration reform bill; New York dairy farmers, religious leaders and tech industry leaders including Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on the debate; Mexico faces law enforcement challenges and business opportunities.... Read more»

Pima Community College

Pima names 4 finalists for permanent chancellor

Pima Community College announced the selection of four chancellor finalists Saturday as the school seeks to pick a permanent leader by July. Pima has been without a permanent CEO for over a year, and the school was placed on probation by accreditors last week.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckamster: TUSD's Pedicone talks about timetable for his successor

An interview with TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, plus the Reporters' Roundtable with Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News, and Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

‘Gang of 8′ touts immigration reform bill as best chance for change

A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled an 800-page immigration reform bill Thursday, calling it a “fair, comprehensive and practical solution” to a difficult problem.... Read more»1

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