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Filling sandbags: Phx mayor urges preparation for next big storm

After last week’s record rainfall, Phoenix officials are monitoring weather reports as Hurricane Odile moves north in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. Mayor Greg Stanton said that officials are working together so that Phoenix is as prepared as it can be, adding that last week’s storm gives him confidence it will be.... Read more»

Border Patrol drug dog sniffs out $310k in pot

A Border Patrol drug dog helped agents confirm that a pickup truck they stopped Sunday in Douglas contain about 621 pounds of marijuana worth more than $310,000, authorities said.... Read more»

Gun Wars

At least 28k children killed by guns over 11 years

A News21 investigation of child and youth deaths in America between 2002 and 2012 found that at least 28,000 children and teens 19-years-old and younger were killed with guns. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 made up over two-thirds of all youth gun deaths in America.... Read more»1

Border Patrol nabs convicted sex offenders

In the last two weeks, Border Patrol agents arrested seven men for being in the country illegally after they were previously deported from the United States for sex crimes.... Read more»

Nat'l report card gives Az schools a D for academics

Arizona schools got a ‘D’ for their overall academic achievement on a national report card released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In all, 20 states got a D or worse for students’ academic achievement, and U.S. schools again trailed other countries.... Read more»

Bear down, or bottoms up?

Playboy ranks UA as one of nation's top party schools

The University of Arizona’s making news for something other than President Ann Weaver Hart’s imperious ways, with Playboy ranking the “wet and wild” college as the No. 4 party school in the United States. The magazine’s staff may have also been partaking: the report refers to Tucson’s “Fourth Street bar scene.”... Read more»2

Latino workers dying at higher rates in job accidents

As Latino workers take on more and more of the nation’s toughest and dirtiest jobs, they increasingly are paying for it with their lives.... Read more»1

Rasheem Parks throws 2 TDs but Pima falls vs. Mesa

The Pima Community College football team’s (1-3) rally came up short on Saturday as the Aztecs fell to Mesa Community College 36-20 at the Kino Sports Complex.... Read more»

Accreditors seek public input on PCC probation

Staff from the Higher Learning Commission will be in Tucson next week, and are asking for feedback from the community about Pima Community College’s effort to fix systemic problems that led to the school being placed on probation last year.... Read more»

PCC women's soccer cuts deficit but falls vs. Paradise Valley

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (4-2, 4-2 in ACCAC conference) had their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix. Down 2-0 after the first half, the No. 12 seeded Aztecs got on the board in the second half but lost in the end 2-1.... Read more»

PCC cross country teams compete in California meet

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in the UC Riverside Invitational in Riverside, Calif., Saturday.... Read more»

Pima men's soccer dominates 2nd half to beat Paradise Valley

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (5-1-1, 5-1-1 in ACCAC conference) held a slim lead at halftime, but took control in the second half to beat Paradise Valley Community College on Saturday, 6-1... Read more»

Aztec volleyball splits matches at Scottsdale Classic

The Pima Community College volleyball team (6-8) closed out the Scottsdale Classic on Saturday, splitting their two matches on the day. The Aztecs went 1-4 for the tournament.... Read more»

Aztec volleyball struggles in first day of Scottsdale Classic

The Pima Community College volleyball team (5-7) struggled in the first day of the Scottsdale Classic on Friday in Scottsdale.... Read more»

Ajo border agents seize 2,300 lbs. of pot in a single day

Border Patrol agents near Ajo seized 2,269 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.1 million in three different seizures in a single day.... Read more»1

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