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Turning 65? 9 tips on signing up for Medicare

Even for me, a consumer reporter who has written about health-insurance issues, enrolling in Medicare is a daunting task. The terminology is confusing and the options are seemingly infinite, based on the amount of promotional material that’s begun arriving in my mailbox. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned since I embarked on my Medicare sign-up mission.... Read more»

Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths

Switch off the television and read this instead.... Read more»

Poor Obama. Venezuela just joined the UN Security Council

Spare a thought for Barack Obama. Just when it already seemed a near-impossible challenge, managing United States foreign policy is poised to become a tad more horrendously complicated.... Read more»

Are Central American kids 'refugees'?

A 35-year-old resettlement program could help some of the thousands of unaccompanied Central American children entering the U.S. Their future hinges on how they are designated.... Read more»

Court overturns law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

The divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the voter-approved ban on bail violates suspects’ due-process rights. But one of the dissenting judges said that throwing out a law overwhelmingly approved by state voters “leaves Arizona nowhere to turn.”... Read more»

PCC women's soccer 'Pink Out' and women's basketball Alumni Game

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team will hold a “Pink Out” game to support and raise awareness for breast cancer research on Saturday, when the Aztecs host Cochise College at the Kino North Grandstand at 7 p.m.... Read more»

Effort to preserve Mount Graham red squirrel features annual census

Each fall, groups including the Arizona Game and Fish Department scan the slopes of a southeastern Arizona mountain for signs of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel.... Read more»

Gun groups locked and loaded for Nov. 4

Less than a month until the election? Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Both the National Rifle Association and Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, have said they will unleash a fusillade of ads supporting and attacking candidates in some of the tightest contests in the country.... Read more»1

Musical alchemist Gabriel Sullivan releasing 'Jvpiter'

If one were to read singer-songwriter-producer Gabriel Sullivan’s musical resume, with all his talents and successful projects, one might be led to believe that it belonged to someone twice his age. The multi-faceted Tucson musician is set to release a solo record next month.... Read more»

Q&A: What are states doing to prepare for an Ebola outbreak?

State and local public health departments are the nation’s first line of defense against Ebola outbreaks. What is their role?... Read more»

BP agents find 9 people hidden in rental truck

Border Patrol agents found nine people hidden in a the back of rental truck at the I-19 checkpoint last week.... Read more»

Rolls-Royce testing new aircraft engine over Tucson

A new composite carbon/titanium fan blade powered an aircraft for the first time Tuesday, taking to the skies in a 747 engine over Tucson. Rolls-Royce will continue to test the lightweight CTi component here over the next several weeks.... Read more»2

Latest Ebola patient traveled by plane

A second health care worker in Dallas who tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled by plane on Monday, one day before reporting symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal public health agency said it is contacting all 132 passengers on the health care worker’s evening flight from Cleveland to Dallas.... Read more»

Ridlinghafer goal and Gonzalez's 8 saves help women's soccer get win

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (11-3-2, 11-3-2 in ACCAC conference) were locked in a defensive battle as the Aztecs defeated Cochise College 1-0 on Tuesday in Douglas.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 2 migrants from desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal immigrants Friday, authorities said.... Read more»

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