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U.S. House bars funding for 'sanctuary' cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.... Read more»1

FC Tucson hosts PDL Western Conference playoffs

The last four teams in the PDL's Western Conference will battle it out this weekend at Kino North Stadium for a chance to play for the soccer league championship.... Read more»

Silverbell Road to be repaved between Goret and Ina

Beginning next month, the rugged 6-mile stretch of Silverbell Road between Goret and Ina roads will be getting a fresh layer of asphalt.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kirkpatrick: Resilient forests, resilient communities

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Arizonans are all too familiar with the consequences of unhealthy and poorly managed forests. Wildfires not only lead to devastating economic losses, they can take a tragic human toll. It's clear that forest health should be a priority in Arizona. But it also needs to be a priority in Congress.... Read more»

Analysis

Ducey plan no quick fix for Az education funding

Gov. Ducey's proposal to generate an additional $2 billion for Arizona’s cash-strapped education system by tapping the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund is not the quick fix that was hoped for. In fact, it’s not even much of a fix.... Read more»1

Analysis

Trump a star in our dysfunctional political reality show

Heroic or pathetic: Which is Donald Trump to you? If the former, you need no encouragement to applaud his flamboyant proclamations, even when they cast aspersions on no less a national icon than John McCain. But if you’re one to dismiss Trump’s oratory as merely the ravings of an egotist with too much money on his hands, think again.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s attack on McCain

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has “abandoned our veterans” and “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” ... Read more»

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

Mt. Lemmon center to be dedicated Saturday to late author Chuck Bowden

A much-heralded reporter and author who spent much of his life chronicling the people and places of the Southwestern Desert will be honored Saturday as a community center on Mt. Lemmon is named for Chuck Bowden, who died last August.... Read more»

Crime novel about Mexico's drug violence as painful as the true story

Do novels about the drug war glorify violence? The best-selling author of 'The Cartel' says he wrestles with the question constantly.... Read more»

Slain Mesa clerk’s uncle urges Senate to crack down on immigrant custody

Michael Ronnebeck was back in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders in the immigrant population in order to prevent another killing like that of his nephew.... Read more»

Apache bring Oak Flat copper mine protest to White House

A caravan of San Carlos Apache members sang and prayed in Washington Tuesday for the preservation of sacred sites in southeast Arizona.... Read more»

Ducey named to Republican Govs Assoc. exec committee

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was named Wednesday to the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association, along with governors Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska.... Read more»1

Arizona continues to fare poorly in national child well-being scorecard

Despite making progress in most areas, Arizona remained mired at 46th among states for overall child well-being in the 2015 KidsCount report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.... Read more»

Washed-out I-10 set to reopen Friday after bridge collapse

A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 freeway in California that was closed after a bridge was washed out during a heavy weekend rainstorm will reopen on Friday to limited traffic. Crews will buttress the westbound side of the bridge carrying I-10 over a wash near the Arizona border to allow for two-way traffic.... Read more»

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