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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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Extraterrestrials

Don't make friends with aliens, Stephen Hawking says

Instead of sending probes into space looking for intelligent life, we should keep our heads down and hope they don't find us, says Stephen Hawking. ... Read more»1

Opinion: Dark days for Christians in Morocco

The days of Christians in Morocco may be numbered. ... Read more»

Comic: Global finance

Boys will be boys

Fun and games for the boyz at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington.... Read more»

Comic: The White Star State

Reflecting public sentiment, Arizona changes state flag

Why mess around? If you're going to change the law, change the state bird (perhaps to the dodo?), change the state colors (to white, of course), and change the flag.... Read more»

Austria's referendum on Nazism

Barbara Rozenkranz, the dour, embattled far-right candidate for Austria's presidential election on Sunday, will likely come in a distant second. But she is also on track to show that many Austrians are willing to back a known Nazi sympathizer.... Read more»

2010 NFL draft

Ex-Cat Mitchell excited after pick by hometown Texans

Former Arizona defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. The Houston native is excited about the chance to have family and friends watch him play.... Read more»

Tucson International Mariachi Conference

Mariachi Espectacular subdued before small crowd

Despite technically superb performances, Friday night's Mariachi Espectacular concert seemed subdued compared to past years; the chemistry between performer and audience never quite reached synergistic heat.... Read more»2

UA Wildcats football

NFL draft: Two Wildcats picked on second day

Two Arizona Wildcats were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was selected in the third by the Houston Texans.... Read more»

Health care reform

CBO: 4 million to face fines for not having health insurance in first year

About 4 million people could be fined for failing to buy health insurance when the health overhaul law is fully in force in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office forecast on Thursday.... Read more»

Border & immigration: SB1070

Brewer signs controversial Az immigration measure

Gov. Jan Brewer, doing what she called "best for Arizona," signed SB1070 into law, strengthening the state's immigration laws. Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias said the law would "create a new Jim Crow" in Arizona.... Read more»2

Border & immigration

Gov. Brewer's statement on signing SB 1070

Text of Gov. Brewer's statement on signing the stringent immigration measure SB 1070.... Read more»

Grijalva closing Tucson, Yuma offices after death threats

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is closing his Tucson and Yuma offices at noon Friday because of multiple death threats. ... Read more»1

Opinion: Media bias and Israel-Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to stop building Jewish homes in Arab east Jerusalem and the West Bank has become a major obstacle to peace talks with the Palestinians and severely strains relations with President Barack Obama's administration. That's a simple statement of fact.... Read more»

A river runs through it

Tombstone school grant pairs technology with San Pedro

Teachers in Tombstone will soon bring the San Pedro River to their classrooms in a unique effort to boost the math skills of students.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Country fried grammar

Let's get things straight: I'm what you'd call a descriptive grammarian. When I'm wearing my cartoonist's hat, however, I feel no qualms whatsoever about elbowing just about anyone in the ribs.... Read more»1

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