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Carroll seeking Green Valley justice court post

Former longtime county supervisor Ray Carroll said Monday he is asking to be appointed to a justice of the peace position at Green Valley Justice Court.... Read more»

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DesertRATS

NASA: Arizona will play key role in next moon mission

As NASA plans for the next U.S. footprints on the moon and eventually its first on Mars, Arizona’s evolution into a center of space research means it will have a role even bigger than just a place to study geology.... Read more»

Border & immigration

ATF border gunrunning program has flaws, says Inspector General

Just a few days after the Justice Dep't patted itself on the back for success in halting gunrunning on the border, a new report shows the program isn't using some of its money wisely.... Read more»

Recovery.gov & Smartronix

Obama Admin. refuses to release whole contract for transparency site

The Obama administration has refused, once and for all, to reveal the full details of its contract with Smartronix for a new version of Recovery.gov, the government’s stimulus information clearinghouse... Read more»

Comic:

World's dumbest extortionist hits on Letterman

After years of pointing out the trials and tribulations of others, David Letterman's got a bit of a problem himself... Read more»

Twitter

Tweet Much? Micro-blog service updates its Terms of Service

New Terms of Service released this week by Twitter.com, make clear what content you own and how they intend to use it. Time to re-review the fine print.... Read more»

Will Obama bring the Olympics home to Chicago?

The Chicago 2016 campaign delivered the news: the city council had backed financial guarantees for the city’s Olympic bid by a vote of 49-0 — as if it was a great victory on the gridiron. The good news was quickly offset by word that President Obama will not make the trip to Copenhagen and the IOC meeting where the 2016 Games will be awarded.... Read more»

Grid computing

Social media darling Digsby learns hard lesson

In the world of social media technology, lessons are delivered swiftly and often learned the hard way. Just ask Digsby, the third-party Instant Messaging application that went from Internet darling to evil tyrant in the blink of a blog posting. Did they "join the dark side" or simply make a risky business decision?... Read more»

9/11

Eight years later, US still unsure in Afghanistan

Eight years. And you watch the flag-draped coffins coming off the cargo planes at Dover Air Force Base and the mangled bodies and blown minds of young American servicemen and women coming home to ragged, ill-equipped VA hospitals, and you can’t help but wonder what the hell have we accomplished in Afghanistan? Why is this land still consuming our blood and treasure all these years after 9/11?... Read more»

Ex-Cat Wade released by Vikings

Former Arizona Wildcat Bobby Wade has been released by the Minnesota Vikings, according to StarTribune.com.... Read more»

Arizona Gold Star Military Medal

New law provides medal to families of Arizona’s fallen service members

The dogtag around Margy Bons’ neck bears a picture of her son, Marine Sgt. Michael Marzano. Her office contains a shrine of sorts to him: a portrait, a service medallion, a folded flag. Under a new law, she is to receive an Arizona Gold Star Military Medal honoring her son’s sacrifice.... Read more»

'America the Beautiful' coins

New quarters to feature Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon will be one of the first sites featured on “America the Beautiful” quarters to be released next year. State officials and tourism experts hope that exposure will mean extra silver for businesses that depend on visitors.... Read more»

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

New UA medical school may mean more rural doctors

Between working on class projects and studying for exams, medical student Nathalie Petein reports to Native Americans for Community Action Family Health Center at 8:15 a.m. five days a week, treating patients with chronic diabetes, hypertension and other problems. Some days she does the same thing at the county jail. Because she’s interested in family medicine, she signed on for the school’s Rural Health Professions Program to work alongside doctors who often have to do it all.... Read more»

Wildcat basketball

Onion report: Wildcat point guard already calling school 'Zona'

From the Onion: In an effort to impress his new University of Arizona teammates, Wildcats freshman point guard Lamont Jones was already referring to the school as "Zona" after his very first practice, sources reported Tuesday.... Read more»

Ex-Cat Wade signs new deal with Vikings

Never mind about Bobby Wade's short-lived future in Minnesota.... Read more»

Afghanistan

Are U.S. taxpayers funding the Taliban?

The United States Agency for International Development has opened an investigation into allegations that its funds for road and bridge construction in Afghanistan are ending up in the hands of the Taliban, through a protection racket for contractors.... Read more»

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