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Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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Feds give $800k for enviro cleanup plans

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped.... Read more»

Tucson-area schools get foundation's top grade

Six Tucson area schools were awarded top scores by the Arizona Education Foundation.... Read more»

Analysis: Pope Benedict XVI

As papacy turns 5, dark clouds gather

As the sex abuse scandals continue to cast a dark shadow over the church and particularly its leadership, there is a growing consensus on the left-leaning side of the church that Benedict XVI's papacy is irreparably tarnished.... Read more»

Elsa's eats

Your fortune: You will enjoy delicious Chinese food soon

Elsa knows her Tucson Chinese cuisine. If you think you can't get an authentic Chinese meal in Southern Arizona, think again.... Read more»

Lobbyists, lawmakers bond during Springsteen concerts

As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, was raising money in the privacy of a luxury suite overlooking the stage. ... Read more»1

Border & immigration

McCain, Kyl announce border security plan

Arizona's Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl announced a 10-point border security plan Monday morning, saying their proposals will fight illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling and violence along the border.... Read more»

Education budget

Feds' student loan plan to boost Pell grants

New federal legislation that cuts “middle-man” private banks out of financial aid will save the federal government a projected $68 billion – much of which will be directed to shore up Pell grants for students. ... Read more»

Afghanistan war

Millions in expenses undocumented in Afghan police program

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions of dollars in expenses, according to a leading defense audit agency.... Read more»

Housing meltdown

Home stretch: A blueprint for global recovery?

A housing rebound in the U.S., a bubble in China.... Read more»

In Europe, taking the long way home, thanks to volcano

It’s 2:30 in the morning, my Berlin-bound train rattling through the darkness. I take it we’ve just crossed the Austrian-Czech border because a no-nonsense conductor in a red-trimmed blue uniform just yanked open the door of our compartment, flipped on a blinding overhead light and demanded our tickets in Slavic-accented German.... Read more»

Proposition 100

Voter registration deadline at midnight

If you're inclined to vote in the May 18 special election on the proposed sales tax, make sure you're registered by midnight Monday.... Read more»2

Comic: Technology

The tech guy explains Apple's iPad

Have you been wondering what Apple's iPad is really good for? The Tech Guy explains ...... Read more»

UA Wildcat baseball

Arizona baseball downs Wash. St. 13-6 on 16 hits

The Arizona baseball team banged out 16 hits en route to a 13-6 drubbing of Washington State on Saturday. The Wildcats had 9 extra base hits in the game and pitcher Kyle Simon dominated the Cougar lineup after giving up four runs.... Read more»

Gay rights

Why Israeli gays opt for U.S. surrogate births

At an age when most people are welcoming their first grandchildren into the world, Avishay Greenfield, 59, gets little sleep as a father of twin babies.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats softball

Cats softball team takes first two games vs. Stanford

A week after being swept by the nation's top softball team, Arizona bounced back, taking the first two of three from the eighth-ranked Stanford Cardinal.... Read more»

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