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

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College football

Son of ex-UA football coach now LB coach at USC

Former Tucsonan Joe Barry has joined the USC football staff, returning to his alma mater as a linebackers coach.... Read more»

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Will 'Citizens United' ruling let Hugo Chavez & King Abdullah buy U.S. elections?

While political observers have dissected much of last week's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, one potentially huge (and probably unintended) consequence has gotten little notice: the impact the decision could have on foreign government spending on federal campaigns.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats basketball

Arizona's effort vs. Stanford offers postseason hope

The Arizona men’s basketball team had more "want to" than Stanford on Thursday night in a 76-68 victory at McKale Center, and that has to please UA fans as the Cats make a late-season push for their 26th consecutive NCAA Tournament.... Read more»

Fact-checking the State of the Union

President Obama peppered his State of the Union with facts, which were mostly right but sometimes cherry-picked, strained or otherwise misleading. The Republican response had its problems, too... Read more»

Concert preview

'Haiti Reborn' concert to raise relief funds

Looking do more to help victims of the Haitian earthquake? Come out to see some great local music at the Benefit for Haiti Reborn at Club Congress on Sunday.... Read more»

Health care

High-ranking House Democrat predicts health bill OK this year

Even as House Democrats turn their attention to jobs and the economy, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller predicted Thursday that Congress will pass health care overhaul legislation this year. ... Read more»

Health care

Health bill - 'on life support' - highlights political divides

President Obama's State of the Union speech has so far failed to unite Democrats on a health reform strategy as they "stared down a political nightmare," The Associated Press reports. ... Read more»

Haiti earthquake

Haiti's suffering result of environment

Most people wouldn’t consider an earthquake to be an environmental issue. But while the tremors that shattered Haiti early this month have nothing to do with the island’s degradation, the extent of the suffering they unleashed is a direct result of the country’s ecological woes.... Read more»

Analysis: London Conference

No new solutions for Afghanistan

The much-vaunted London Conference on Afghanistan ended less with a bang than a whimper, albeit a very diplomatically worded one. It was supposed to chart a new course for Afghanistan’s relations with the world and set up a framework for peace negotiations.... Read more»

Arizona government

Tucson legislators boycott 'liberal' Star editorial board

Tucson-area state legislators Sen. Melvin and Reps. Antenori, Gowan and Stevens don't seem to be fans of the Star. They sent the paper a letter saying "The bias of the Arizona Daily Star editorial board makes a fair and balanced discussion impossible. As a result, we will no longer participate with the Star's editorial board."... Read more»6

Traffic

Radar vans offer mobile portrait service to speeders

Tucson's two photo radar vans are will be taking portraits of speeders at the following times and locations on Friday... Read more»1

Apple iPad

Public doesn't cotton to iPad name

The announcement of the iPad lead to a heavy flow of humor online. Great minds must think alike.... Read more»1

SeeClickFix

Mobile app will keep your drive pothole free

A new iphone app - SeeClickFix+ - may help smooth your morning commute. The launch of a local hazard tracker will speed pothole repair, says the city.... Read more»2

UA Wildcats basketball

Cats hold on to beat Stanford, will play for share of first place

The University of Arizona men’s basketball team won its third straight game by holding off Stanford 76-68 Thursday night at McKale Center.... Read more»

Public access

Access Tucson to close doors for 4 weeks

Access Tucson will shut its doors for four weeks - Feb. 10 to March 9 - following a 60 percent cut in city funding.... Read more»1

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