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TUSD's Morado, Jaeger are finalists for Amphi sup't post

Two administrators for Tucson's largest school district are vying to become the chief of the neighboring Amphitheater Unified School District. Abel Morado, TUSD assistant superintendent, and Todd Jaeger, a former Amphi administrator who's now TUSD's general counsel, have been named the finalists to replace retiring Amphi Superintendent Patrick Nelson.... Read more»

Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. ... Read more»

Aztec basketball fights back but falls in NJCAA quarterfinals

The PCC men’s basketball team dug themselves out of an early deficit, but Southwestern Community College proved to be too much down the stretch in a NJCAA national tournament game Thursday. The No. 8 -seeded Aztecs (22-12) fell to the top-seeded Spartans (34-1) by a final score of 81-75.... Read more»

Pima's Lorenson named NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week

Pima Community College softball pitcher Mandy Lorenson (Ironwood Ridge HS) was selected NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday. Lorenson, a freshman, went 3-0 with a 0.77 ERA in 18 innings pitched last week. The Aztecs are on a nine-game winning streak.... Read more»

State election chief seeks new funds for hobbled campaign finance website overhaul

Secretary of State Michele Reagan campaigned on making it easier for people to see how money flows into political campaigns. But after spending $494,000 on a new website that never saw the light of day, her office is now asking the Clean Election Commission to pay $200,000 of an estimated $462,000 cost to develop a new website, plus $50,000 per year in maintenance.... Read more»

9th Circuit rejects cases on Navajo Generating Station impact & closing

A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions on the coal-fired power plant and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.... Read more»

Resolution mine official calls permitting process a barrier to business

The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs, a company official said Tuesday. But Rep. Raul Grijalva said "we have regulations ... to make sure environmental, public health and all other attributes of community impact are taken into account."... Read more»

Immigration advocates rally in Washington, vow to take fight back home

Immigration advocates from Arizona joined others from across the country at a rally outside the Customs and Border Protection office in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, part of a three-day summit aimed at organizing grass-roots resistance to Trump administration policies.... Read more»

Theatre review

Self-regulating instability: Winding Road's 'Language Archive'

A nicely designed production of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" has opened for a four-week run, staged by Winding Road Theater. This play about a professor's desperate attempts to preserve dying languages and his own expiring marriage features some terrific acting and a marvelous original score.... Read more»

Aztec softball continues streak, rolls past Glendale CC

The Pima Community College softball team (25-12, 19-9 in ACCAC) earned their fourth straight conference sweep on Tuesday as the Aztecs won a doubleheader at Glendale Community College.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed in Grant Rd. hit and run

A 74-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while walking across Grant Road near Palo Verde on Saturday night, police said. Authorities said they're searching for a white 2011-Volkswagen Jetta with "significant front-end and windshield damage."... Read more»

Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband’s pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.... Read more»

Pima's Corona & Lorenson nab ACCAC Player/Pitcher of the Week honors

The Pima Community College softball team earned double recognition on Tuesday as they swept the Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.... Read more»

Pima basketball makes statement to open NJCAA tourney, advances to Elite 8

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (22-11) advanced to the Elite 8 of the NJCAA Division II Tournament on Tuesday as the Aztecs led from start to finish against Waubansee Community College.... Read more»

Tucson city election system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects GOP appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand an appeals court ruling that said Tucson’s hybrid election system – primaries by ward and general elections at-large – does not infringe on the right to vote by city residents. The denial ends two-year court battle by Republican critics.... Read more»

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