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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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TPD warns residents to beware of man impersonating utility rep

The Tucson Police Department is warning the public to ask for identification from anyone representing a utility company after an incident Wednesday morning when a man impersonating a Cox Communications employee forced his way into a residence .... Read more»

Sonoran Ramblings

Effective border wall: Information on ice

Watching CBP PIOs stall, hedge, misdirect and scheme via email left me with no doubt that keeping the public in the dark is an art of the highest order, as well as a talent for which we should all be grateful: if not for their deft non-disclosure, we might suddenly find ourselves weighed down by the unsettling knowledge of what precisely they are doing with billions of our dollars in the borderlands.... Read more»

Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona’s appeal in death-row case

The Supreme Court's decision, without comment, against hearing the case means a lower court ruling granting a new hearing for David Scott Detrich stands. Detrich, convicted in the 1989 kidnapping and murder of a Tucson woman, was first sentenced to death in 1991. ... Read more»

McSally, other GOP challengers get boost from 'jumbo joint'

National Republicans have launched another jumbo joint fundraising committee in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling — this one with the goal of aiding some of the party's most promising challengers and open seat contenders, including Martha McSally.... Read more»

Photos: Nogales border vigil

Friday night, a newly formed group of activists began a 48-hour vigil and fast in Nogales to call for justice for those killed or injured by U.S. Border Patrol agents, organizers said.... Read more»3

Brewer: Unite in reverence on Memorial Day

On Monday, Arizonans and Americans will unite in remembrance and reverence of the noble men and women who have served our country, generation after generation, to secure our independence, preserve our values and defend our security.... Read more»

Tight CD1 race racks up endorsements

As they race for votes in the hotly contested district, candidates are also racing to pick up endorsements. Political experts question their worth but, they say, in a tight race every little bit helps. And this race is one of the tightest. ... Read more»

Land fight nears end for Coconino homeowners

It took a wildfire, three Congresses and years of work, but some Coconino County residents may soon be able to make their properties whole again. The Senate has approved a bill correcting a 50-year-old surveying error that had put some private homes in the national forest. ... Read more»

Senate panel approves bill to streamline tribal energy development

Navajo officials applauded a committee's approval of an energy bill that has provisions making it easier for the tribe to sign mining leases on its lands. But while critics liked the bill's renewable-energy language, they worried about the possibility of increased coal mining. ... Read more»

Miranda retiring as Tucson city manager

Tucson's city manager, Richard Miranda, will resign at the end of July, he told Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the City Council in a brief memo Friday. Miranda "has been a steady, stabilizing presence, well-respected by city staff and the community," Rothschild said.... Read more»3

Goodyear, Gilbert among nation's fastest growing cities

The two Arizona towns were among the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. in the last year, according to new Census Bureau estimates. While Phoenix added the most people in the state, Gilbert and Goodyear grew at a faster pace, landing sixth and 12th in the nation. ... Read more»

House panel threatens subpoenas of VA officials in Phx probe

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena three Department of Veterans Affairs officials if they do not appear before the committee next week to address issues at the agency’s Phoenix offices.... Read more»

I-10 drivers warned of wind gusts, dust storms

Anyone driving north from Tucson on Thursday should be aware that high winds and blowing dust could affect their ability to see the road. The Weather Service issued a blowing dust advisory until 7 p.m. for the Tucson metro area, Marana and Picacho Peak.... Read more»

Arpaio: No run for governor

Surprising absolutely no one, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that he will not run for Arizona governor this year.... Read more»1

Ocelot sighting adds new delay to Rosemont Mine

The discovery of a lone male ocelot roaming around the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains will delay the controversial project. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials will review their analysis of the environmental impact of the copper mine.... Read more»

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