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Tucson native chugs in to town for book reading

Journalist, author and Tucson native Tom Zoellner will give a reading from his new book “Train” at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave, on Friday evening.... Read more»

U.S. charging more immigrants with criminal offenses

The U.S. is charging more immigrants with criminal offenses, but it’s not because they are committing more crimes.... Read more»

Congressman: Startup innovations threatening established markets

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Scottsdale, warned a group of entrepreneurs that established companies and their lobbyists will fight to keep startups’ innovations from disrupting their markets. He said an example is taxicab companies fighting ride-sharing.... Read more»

Faith in Values

Political pluralism: How gov't can support conflicting religious beliefs

Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.... Read more»

Big revamp of Pentagon’s troubled mission to find missing soldiers looks a lot like old revamp

Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say.... Read more»

Fort Hood shooting sparks debate on concealed guns

Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns.
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From sink to garden: Gray water systems catching on in Tucson

Since 2008, Tucson has required plumbing in new homes to allow homeowners to set up gray water systems to reuse water from bathroom sinks, showers and tubs as well as washing machines to water plants and lawns. But the systems have yet to catch on in Phoenix.... Read more»

Will deal solve Mexico’s vigilante problem?

The rise of thousands of vigilantes bearing assault rifles to rout a drug cartel in Michoacan state has presented President Enrique Peña Nieto with a policy nightmare. Attacking the vigilantes is unpopular and morally questionable. But tolerating these gun-wielding militias, who are manning checkpoints, detaining suspects and swarming on towns, shows a breakdown of the basic rule of law.... Read more»

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Bloomberg on guns: It's war!

Now a private citizen, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million on gun control this year.... Read more»

Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

The People’s Majority super PAC advertises itself with lofty goals. “We are the only super PAC dedicated to the research, development and enhancement of motivating conservatives to the polls,” it proclaims on its website. “No dinners, no pictures with VIPs, no shirts or yard signs here. People’s Majority uses every penny of your contribution to identify and motivate low-turnout voters on Election Day.” Well, not every penny.... Read more»

Why is this Common Core math problem so hard? Supporters respond to quiz that went viral

It may be the first time a math problem has gone viral on the Internet.... Read more»

Focus on marketplace enrollment overlooks millions who bought private insurance

Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is exceedingly complicated.... Read more»

Tucson Water holding public info meetings

As part of Water Awareness Month, Tucson Water is holding a series of public information sessions throughout April.  Thursday night, Ward 4 City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will host experts from the city utility as they deliver presentations on Tucson’s water sources, drought preparation and water quality.... Read more»

TPD arrest suspect in Midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police have arrested a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults that took place from January through April in the area of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road.... Read more»

Thai men dressing up like Mexican gangsters, it's a thing

They look like Cholos. But appearances are about all these young Thai men have adopted from the notoriously fierce Mexican American subculture.... Read more»

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