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Pima County, Tucson pools opening for summertime swimming

All Pima County swimming pools will open on Saturday, and remain available until local school districts resume for the fall semester, with some open through Labor Day.... Read more»

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Arizona legislature

American Express pressures change in traveler's check law

After pressure from American Express, the Arizona House has reversed a law on how soon it can seize money from uncashed traveler's checks.... Read more»

Light rail

Downtown streetcar to get $63 million from feds

Tucson's modern streetcar project will be awarded $63 million in federal stimulus money, say Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raúl Grijalva... Read more»

Poetry reading

Poet Dan Beachy-Quick to read at UA Poetry Center

Poet Dan Beachy-Quick arrives in Tucson Thursday to give a reading at the UA Poetry Center. Since the publication of his first volume, "North True South Bright," he has emerged as a major new figure in American poetry, with good reason. ... Read more»

Interfaith Community Services

$1 million donation buoys nonprofit on 25th anniversary

Interfaith Community Services is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a $1 million gift from one of its most loyal volunteers, Ed Jenkins.... Read more»

Comic: Ornithology

Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy.... Read more»

Downtown streetcar

Tucson could get federal streetcar help

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to announce Thursday that Tucson will get federal funds to extend the city's streetcar line.... Read more»1

Accenture Match Play Championship

Look for upsets in Match Play head-to-head

Top golfers agree that anything can happen when players' success hinges on single matches, not four days of play.... Read more»

Northwest Explorer owner to buy bankrupt East Valley Tribune

The bankrupt Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune would be sold to the Colorado-based owner of the Northwest Explorer, under a deal outlined in a court document filed today.... Read more»

Big Bang

Scientists create hottest-ever temp: 7.2 billion degrees

Researchers at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York were able to produce heat 250,000 times hotter than the sun's core. ... Read more»2

Film review

'The Wolfman' fails utterly as monster movie, tragic tale

What "The Wolfman" really amounts to is a sloppy mishmash of Gothic romance and classic creature feature, and because it doesn’t handle either side of that equation deftly enough, the whole thing just lands with a thud.... Read more»

Accenture Match Play Championship

Fan turnout under par for Match Play tournament

Matt Brogan is a little dismayed by the lack of fan support at the Accenture Match Play Championship.... Read more»

Cycling

Arrest warrant issued for cyclist Floyd Landis

An arrest warrant has been issued for disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis, who has been charged with hacking into a French anti-doping lab's computer system.... Read more»1

Elsa's Eats

Zona 78: Best pizza in Tucson

Zona 78's menu reflects the inspired artistry and brilliance of both Chef/Owner Ramiro Scavo and Pastry Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph. Their stellar creations are lovingly made with great passion and detail. ... Read more»2

Environment

Year of the Tiger: New hope for the 'king of the mountains?'

The residents of this tiny village have always had a difficult relationship with the local predators, the massive tigers they call "king of the mountains." There are fewer than 20 wild tigers left in this remote northern corner of China bordering Siberia, a few miles from North Korea.... Read more»

U.S. Senate race

McCain, Hayworth primary gets off to nasty start

Sen. John McCain and John Hayworth lost no time going after each other in what promises to be a heated Republican primary race for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

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