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Killing the Colorado

How Arizona cotton is fueling the West's water crisis

The government's damaging choice to back cotton in the desert.... Read more»1

Fate of lawsuit over cross-border shooting death undecided

While the circumstances surrounding the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Nogales teen are "horrible and tragic," an attorney for Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz said in federal court Tuesday that a judge must dismiss a lawsuit by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. ... Read more»

Longer term car loans gaining traction, especially in Arizona

Since the Great Recession, more consumers are signing up for longer car loans. Although the move can lower monthly payments, experts warn it could mean more debt because of interest paid over a longer period of time. The national average for a new car loan term was 66 months, with a monthly payment of $482 in 2014.... Read more»

Cherrybell mail sorting shutdown delayed for a year

Following pressure from Tucson political leaders, the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's main post office has been delayed for one year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva announced the postponement, which was welcomed by Rep. Martha McSally and confirmed by the Postal Service.... Read more»8

Officials: Summer brings drowning risk to Az, despite longterm trend

Despite the state’s year-round warm weather, the majority of drownings in Arizona still take place in summer.... Read more»

Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

Kirkpatrick wants to give McCain the boot

An experienced Democratic campaigner said Tuesday that she'll challenge U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016. Ann Kirkpatrick, whose sprawling CD 1 stretches from the Grand Canyon to Oro Valley, made her announcement in an online video featuring the boots she used to kick back at GOP pokes as she was reelected last year.... Read more»

Far from home

A brief history of Central American immigration to the U.S.

Telling stories from among the tens of thousands of undocumented and unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. last year.... Read more»4

Windy Point fall means chopper rescue for climber

A 32-year-old man who fell about 40 feet while climbing in the Catalina Mountains injured his back and need a lift from a police helicopter Monday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on Memorial Day

Most government offices will be closed Monday as the nation observes Memorial Day, and several cemeteries in Tucson will hold commemoration ceremonies.... Read more»

Clean Elections looking into Corp Comm texts

Arizona election regulators have taken note of records showing that Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump was in regular contact with the campaigns of candidates he supported and a “dark money” group that helped get them elected, and they want to inspect those records themselves.... Read more»2

McCain to discuss security, economic issues on Vietnam trip

U.S. Sen. John McCain will meet with officials in Vietnam to discuss "a range of vital security and economic issues" this week. McCain and three other senators will travel to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the U.S. and it former war foe mark the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations.... Read more»

Grijalva taking Cuba trip to discuss trade

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is joining another congressman and two U.S. senators in traveling to Cuba this weekend. The delegation will meet with Cuban officials to discuss business opportunities in agriculture, telecommunications and eco-tourism.... Read more»

Photos: Cheers at Pima College commencement

About 900 graduates walked across the stage at PCC's commencement Thursday, as a packed TCC Arena echoed with cheers from friends and family members.... Read more»

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

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