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Electric car owners in Az hope to jolt interest in vehicles

When Phoenix-area gearheads line up Saturday night at Scottsdale Pavilions to show off their cars as they have for more than 20 years, Brian Perkins will be there to help showcase 19 cars. But what he is displaying are different than the classic hotrods and souped-up racers that typically show up. They’re all electric.... Read more»

Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

Near the end of spring training in 1990, the Cactus League was in danger of folding, with teams complaining about run-down ballparks. But a quarter-century later, it is still around and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to then-Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last week.... Read more»

UA researchers developing new way to look deep inside the brain

Researchers at the University of Arizona may be on the cusp of a breakthrough when it comes to examining the deepest parts of the brain.... Read more»

Man accused in Phx I-10 shootings sues Arizona, Maricopa County

A man formerly charged with a string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings has sued the state and county, claiming he was falsely arrested and imprisoned for crimes he did not commit. Leslie Merritt Jr. says he was a victim of "malicious prosecution" as authorities aggressively tried to pin him to four of the 11 shootings that terrorized drivers last year. ... Read more»

Receivers Edwards & Cole take over as PCC football survives vs. Scottsdale

The Pima Community College football team (2-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) used the long ball to stay in the game on Saturday against Scottsdale Community College. The Aztecs survived a back-and-forth battle and defeated the Artichokes 34-33.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Promised 'big think' missing from Sun Tran rate hikes

The City Council has for months now been weighing, mulling, ruminating and groaning under the weight of indecision concerning an increase in bus fares. Relax, gang. A fare increase is fine. But any hike should be included in a plan that locks Sun Tran's labor union into a long-term deal to avoid another strike and to get a grip on the cost of the system.... Read more»1

Photos: Desert View scratches out win at Sahuaro

The Desert View Jaguars beat the Sahuaro Cougars 27-18 on Friday night, moving the team to a 4-0 record for the first time since 2009.... Read more»

High school football

Pusch Ridge makes statement vs. Sahaurita

Tamerat McLeod rushed for 105 yards and scored four touchdowns while Edwin Lovett caught three passes for 144 yards and a score to propel the 2015 Division IV state champions past Sahaurita for a 56-14 victory on Friday night.... Read more»

Johnson has 15 kills as Aztec volleyball upsets No. 12 South Mountain

The Pima Community College volleyball team (4-10, 2-2 in ACCAC) has had a bit of rough start to the season, but the Aztecs secured a big ACCAC conference win at home on Friday.... Read more»

Border agents seize drugs, guns while trying to stop smugglers near Sierra Vista

Border Patrol agents seized nearly 72 pounds of marijuana, an AK-style semi-automatic rifle, and a Colt handgun while trying to intercept a group of smugglers near Sierra Vista, Arizona on Friday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Arizona poverty rates fell in 2015, still among nation’s highest

Arizona saw a “significant” drop in its poverty rate last year, but that rate still hovered well above the national average, according to numbers released Thursday by the Census Bureau.... Read more»

UA Wildcats

Looking to make it 4 in a row, Arizona men's soccer faces Benedictine

The University of Arizona’s men’s soccer club will play a friendly on Friday against Mesa’s Benedictine College, hoping to move their season-starting winning streak to four matches.... Read more»

Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor, dead at 94

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. ... Read more»

Tucson remains in 2nd place for job growth in Az

Tucson's unemployment rate fell in August, and was tied with metro Phoenix for having the second highest job growth over the past year in Arizona. Prescott again came in first. ... Read more»

Advocates, Arizona settle federal lawsuit over SB1070

Advocates and Arizona officials have agreed to restrict the remaining parts of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, ending a lawsuit that began in 2010. Police officers cannot prolong a stop solely to conduct immigration checks and cannot use race or ethnicity as a basis to suspect that someone is in the country without authorization. ... Read more»1

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