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Agents find 680 lbs. of marijuana stashed in backpacks near Yuma

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector found 14 backpacks in two different incidents containing around 680 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $340,000.... Read more»

Fanning named TEP Aztec Power Player of the Week

The Pima Community College football program and Tucson Electric Power have teamed up to select a student/athlete every week to be named the TEP AZTEC Power Player of the Week.... Read more»

Concrete results from TO recycling program

A research project to make iron-based cement is ridding the desert of glass in the Tohono O’odham Nation.... Read more»

Customs officers pull in 843 lbs. of pot in weekend hauls

Over the weekend, officers at three of Arizona’s ports of entry hauled 843 pounds of marijuana worth around $421,000 in four separate incidents.... Read more»

Uninsured still know little about Obamacare as 2nd enrollment nears

Most of the uninsured know little about the online insurance marketplaces, or that financial help is available for those with low incomes. Almost nine of 10 uninsured Americans – the group most likely to benefit — don’t know that the law’s second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to a poll released Tuesday.... Read more»

Islamic State's simple but effective strategy to win hearts and minds

Village by village, the extremist group has manipulated Arabs, Yazidis and Christians alike with a campaign of kindness one day, terror the next. While portraying themselves as merciless warriors on the battlefield, IS has also gone to great lengths to show that living under their rule, at least for Muslims, is not so bad.... Read more»

More AP courses slated for major overhaul

But will revamp in favor of teaching college critical thinking in high school fuel the Common Core controversy?... Read more»

Guest opinion

When candidates decline to participate

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»1

Analysis

Behind voter ID, federal pre-clearance

Woven into the recent federal ruling that found the state’s voter photo ID law unconstitutional is a bigger question for Texas lawmakers — whether the state should have to seek federal permission when it changes election and voting laws.... Read more»

Autoimmune disorder PANDAS gaining attention in medical community

Abby Pulse has been in pain every day for the past three years. At first, nobody knew what was wrong with the 15-year-old, who was eventually diagnosed with PANDAS, which was triggered by a Valley fever bout.. “I think that it has made me more mature,” she said. “I deal with pain every day, and I think it changes a person. But I think I did change for the better.”... Read more»

What the CDC can do to fight Ebola

The agency has been heavily criticized for its response to a threat that requires team action by federal, state and local agencies.... Read more»2

Supreme Court: Texas can enforce voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion Saturday morning removing the last traces of uncertainty over whether voter ID can be enforced in the upcoming elections.... Read more»

Arizona Fall League players testing rule changes to speed up MLB games

Minor league players in Arizona are testing six rule changes intended to speed up baseball games, including a pitch clock, declared intentional walks, and requiring a batter to stay within the box.... Read more»

Couples rush to wed after Az’s same-sex marriage ban overturned

Gay couples rushed to Arizona courthouses to get married Friday, just hours after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the right to equal protection.... Read more»3

Where are Mexico’s top 10 drug lords now?

Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. But a number of them are still at large.... Read more»

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