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U.S. Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Ruling that Texas' 2013 abortion restrictions place an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning the regulations.... Read more»

Family of 4 rescued from swept-away SUV

An adult couple, their teenage son and his 80-year-old grandmother were rescued Sunday by Tucson firefighters who spotted their SUV flooded with water up to its hood.... Read more»1

Storm floods Tucson Blvd, 10k without power

As one of the first significant monsoon storms of the year hit Tucson, about 10k customers were without electricity Sunday night, and Tucson Boulevard was closed for about 10 blocks south of Grant Road. A lightning-caused fire damaged a home near 22nd and Wilmot. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Winchester: Miller finally supports taxpayers with vote for Huckelberry's budget

With a 4-1 vote last Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors passed a $1.24 billion budget that included a 10-cent property tax reduction. That the proposal passed is not that astounding, but that Supervisor Ally Miller supported it is truly astonishing, considering that all of her efforts to that point had been to justify the unfair decision by the state Legislature, which had precipitated previous tax hikes.... Read more»1

Tail-waggers of the week: Evora & Kristi

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Evora and Kristi.... Read more»

Arizona says it has run out of execution drugs

Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to a filing on Friday in a court case challenging the U.S. state's execution methods. ... Read more»1

Arizona's economic growth slowed in 2015, as copper mining took a hit

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014 — the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state experienced in 2014. Arizona’s growth was also well below the national rate of 2.4 percent last year.... Read more»

More children dying of heat after being left in cars

With the hottest months yet to come, 13 young children already have died in unattended cars this year in the U.S., prompting safety groups to warn parents against leaving children in vehicles for even a few minutes. Cars heat up quickly, reaching deadly temperatures in a mere 10 minutes even when the outside level is in the low 80s and a window is slightly open.... Read more»

3 men who refused to mule drugs tied to Nogales-area fence 'like piñatas'

Three men were found Friday morning "tied up like piñatas" to a border fence just inside Arizona, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. The men said they were left there as a reprisal for refusing to carry drugs into the United States. ... Read more»

Pima Athletics finishes 5th in NATYCAA Cup

The Pima Community College Athletics program finished in fifth place out of an estimated 400 colleges in the NJCAA Scholarship Division for 2015-16 National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators Cup standings.... Read more»

Sheriff's deputies investigating 'suspicious death' of man in Marana

Pima County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Marana, authorities said. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s attack on Clinton’s character

In his speech, Trump described Clinton, the Democratic presumptive nominee, as “the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency,” and laid out his case against her. But his rhetoric was not always supported by the facts.... Read more»

Monsoons and mariachi at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The El Día de San Juan Fiesta will take place this Friday, June 24 at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. From 5 to 10 p.m. the market will be transformed with live music, tasty aguas frescas drinks and vibrant examples of Mexican culture.... Read more»

Deadlocked court leaves thousands of immigrants in limbo

A 4-4 tie by the U.S. Supreme Court justices leaves two programs created to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation remain on hold. ... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Heraldgate is needlessly spinning out of control on Ally Miller

After Miller walked out of a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, it's clear this story is rapidly gyrating out of her control. She's playing a losing game of "why are you hitting yourself?" Miller needs to stop, take a breath and fully comply with public records requests and be open and transparent. The Herald saga is a ridiculous reason to toss away a political career. ... Read more»2

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