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Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Az lawmakers want greater say in U.S. strategy against ISIS

Members of the state’s congressional delegation differed on exactly what the U.S. strategy toward ISIS should look like, but they mostly agreed that they should have a greater say in it. The comments came as lawmakers were being briefed by White House officials on the plan.... Read more»

Aztec women's soccer earns 3rd straight shutout

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (4-1, 4-1 in conference) earned their third straight shutout win as the Aztecs defeated Scottsdale Community College 4-0 on Thursday.... Read more»

Aztec men's soccer scores shutout vs. Scottsdale

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (4-1-1, 4-1-1 in conference) earned their third shutout Thursday, using three different goal scorers to dominate Scottsdale Community College 3-0.... Read more»

Rally to push deportation stay for woman in sanctuary at Tucson church

Supporters of Rosa Robles Loreto rallied Thursday to urge immigration officials to change a decision to deny a her stay of deportation, holding a vigil in front of Tucson’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Field Office.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Some sheriffs protest gun restrictions; others refuse to enforce laws

With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking the meaning of their age-old role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions, News21 found.... Read more»4

Enviros prepare lawsuit to force wolf recovery plan

The Center for Biological Diversity says it intends to sue over what it calls inadequate action to re-establish the Mexican gray wolf in the Southwest. The groups say a lawsuit would force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a workable recovery plan for the species.... Read more»1

Tempe church giving sanctuary to man fighting deportation

A Tempe church has offered sanctuary to a 24-year-old Guatemalan who said he came to the U.S. in 2007 on a work visa that was later revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.... Read more»1

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Remembering Sept. 11

Chief Randy Karrer of Golder Ranch Fire District observed a moment of silence at the flag pole outside GRFD Fire Station #370 on Thursday.... Read more»

Schools look to first payment on $1.6B ruling

Gov. Jan Brewer has said the state will appeal a judge’s decision that Arizona must make a first payment of $317 million to make up for shorting school districts during the Great Recession.... Read more»

9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

Mexico's president hopes for a galactic legacy with this airport

Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.... Read more»

Toole Ave. to run one-way for half-block Downtown

City crews will restripe markings on Toole Avenue on Friday, turning a half-block stretch of the Downtown roadway into a one-way street, just west of the 4th Avenue underpass. The southbound lane of the underpass will again be closed over the weekend.... Read more»3

Aztec women's soccer ranked 12th in national poll

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (3-1) went from being unranked in the preseason rankings to No. 12 in the latest NJCAA Division I top 20 national poll, released Wednesday.... Read more»

Against long odds, write-in candidates seek governor’s office

A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that. He says he’s serious about challenging Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal even though he lacks their campaign teams and money. “I’m 100 percent sure I’ll win,” he said.... Read more»

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