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Lawmakers want to pull Arizona from 'over-sized' 9th Circuit

Arizona lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday that would pull Arizona and four other Western states out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and form them into a new circuit.... Read more»

Williams, Martion & Shehata lead way in Pima men's basketball win

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (14-10, 9-7 in ACCAC) clawed out a win on Wednesday against Eastern Arizona College (17-7, 10-6) at the West Campus.... Read more»

Stallworth scores 20 but Pima women fall short vs. Eastern Arizona

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (19-5, 13-3 in ACCAC) fell behind early in the fourth quarter and couldn’t recover on Wednesday against Eastern Arizona College (17-7, 14-2) in a battle of the first place teams in the ACCAC.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio’s immigration stance

In an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz makes two overly broad accusations that distort Rubio’s position.... Read more»

Lawyers for Texas talk strategy for Supreme Court immigration hearing

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect.... Read more»

Pima women's soccer standout Hunley signs with UTEP

Pima Community College women’s soccer player Devyn Hunley (Sabino HS) signed a national letter of intent Wednesday. She'll continue her collegiate career at the University of Texas-El Paso.... Read more»

Pima soccer standout Romero signs to UCLA

Pima Community College men’s soccer player Jason Romero signed a letter of intent to continue his collegiate career.... Read more»

Earworm

Feb. 3, 1959: Drove my Chevy to the Levee

February 3 marks the anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," when pioneering rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a 1959 plane crash. Don McLean referenced the event in his hit song, "American Pie." So give today's earworm a listen.... Read more»1

White House adds $1.1 billion to budget to fight opioid, heroin abuse

The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.... Read more»

'No other water' — Navajo drinking from uranium-contaminated wells

Residents of Sanders, Ariz. residents know their water contains dangerously high amounts of uranium, but with no other source — they are still using it.... Read more»

Obituary

Longtime newsman Forrest Carr dies

Forrest Carr, a longtime television news director whose career included two stints with Tucson's KGUN, died Wednesday morning. Carr battled cancer for some time, and was open and matter-of-fact about his experiences, both discussing his health and impending death on air and blogging about it.... Read more»3

Update: Sources: Ray Carroll won't run again for Board of Supervisors

Update: Carroll is serving his final year as a Pima County supervisor, sources said. The Republican, in office since 1997, declined to detail his plans, saying he'll announce his intentions on Wednesday. Former car dealer Steve Christy plans to run for the seat if Carroll doesn't run.... Read more»

Watch: Jaguar prowls Santa Ritas south of Tucson in new video

Video of a rare solitary jaguar roaming the mountains just south of Tucson was released Wednesday. The big cat, dubbed "El Jefe" in a naming contest, is the only wild jaguar known to live in the United States.... Read more»

Preseason soccer

Porter, Timbers get back to business after MLS Cup win

The Portland Timbers are scheduled to take on the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in a preseason friendly at Kino Sports Complex. It will be the first MLS competition since the Timbers won it all in December.... Read more»

Dramatic January drop in kids, families picked up at border

The number of unaccompanied minors and parents with children apprehended at the border declined dramatically from December to January, even as the administration takes hits from activists and Democrats over immigration raids conducted after the New Year. ... Read more»

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