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Border task force nets $2.8M in marijuana

Agents working with the West Desert Task Force seized 5,600 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $2.8 million, and three vehicles in the last two weeks. border_bust... Read more»

Activists say civil rights of migrant families violated in CBP custody

Citing refusals to give food and water, poor medical treatment, and an intentional structure to disrupt the sleep of migrant families, a report written by a Tucson-based group of volunteers accuses Customs and Border Protection of violating the civil rights of immigrant families in temporary holding facilities in Arizona, based on dozens of interviews made this summer.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Update: Man fatally shot by Border Patrol identified

A man killed last week in shooting southwest of Tucson by a Border Patrol agent has been identified. Edgar Amaro López, 23, died of a single gunshot wound to the head. A truck he was in was pulled over Friday morning. Those riding in it “were smugglers and were armed,” said an attorney representing one of the agents.... Read more»2

This Irish cottage may be haunted by violent fairies

How else to explain a series of mysterious deaths that has villagers talking about ghosts and the benefits of demolition?... Read more»

Tucson woman arrested for smuggling heroin

Tucson woman arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin worth around $66,000 into the United States through Nogales, authorities said.... Read more»

Houston mayor: City will drop subpoenas for sermons

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday that the city will withdraw its subpoenas of five pastors who opposed a rule banning discrimination against gays and lesbians... Read more»

High E. coli levels found in scenic Greenlee County river

Authorities recently discovered that the stretch of the San Francisco River that runs through Greenlee County had levels of E. coli bacteria that exceeded the EPA’s standard.... Read more»

Gay marriage not recognized by Navajo Nation

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states.... Read more»1

Arizona Repertory Theatre

Frankenstein: Monster production saves UA monster play

Director Brent Gibbs brings his A game to this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein.” The show’s vibrant bells and whistles fortunately overshadow the weaknesses of its text and create a showcase for the UA’s faculty and student talent, both on stage and behind the scenes.... Read more»

PCC soccer

Hunley nets game-winner as Aztec women beat Paradise Valley

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (15-4-2) was in a tug of war battle and came away victorious as the No. 1-seeded Aztecs protected their home field with a 2-1 tally in the regional semifinals.... Read more»

Factcheck: 2014 campaign whoppers

By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billion, by one estimate — will have been spent on the midterm elections. What did all that money buy? A lot of false and misleading TV ads.

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No, Canadians are not invading America, but there are real security issues up north

Canadians are reeling after attacks last week that left two soldiers dead: one run down by a car near Montreal, one shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. It didn’t take long for questions to arise about if and how such attacks could be prevented.  Why would terrorists (or anybody) want to attack Canada? Is the United States at risk from Canadian terrorists?... Read more»

Carmona, health experts to hold Ebola prep roundtable

An event Saturday will feature the former U.S. surgeon general and other heath-care experts discussing community preparedness for an outbreak of Ebola or other contagious disease. The “Ebola and All-Hazards Forum” is being held by the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

El Dia de los Muertos exhibit honors Jan. 8 victims

The centuries-old Mexican tradition of honoring the Day of the Dead has inspired an exhibit that recalls the spontaneous memorials that sprang up in Tucson after the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting. “El Dia de los Muertos: Remembering January 8th” features a sampling of the offerings left by Tucsonans moved by the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others.... Read more»

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