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Ducey: Az leaders will solve conflict between driver's licenses, REAL ID law

Unless something changes, come next year Arizonans will have to present a passport to catch flights and enter secure federal buildings. That’s because Arizona driver’s licenses don’t comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005.... Read more»

FactCheck: Ted Cruz's presidential eligibility

Is Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, eligible to be the U.S. president?... Read more»1

Factchecking Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we haven’t.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Tucson players in pro soccer: Velazco makes USL debut

United Soccer League, the US's third division, had a "soft" opening this weekend featuring only three matches. Still, a half-dozen Tucsonans saw action this weekend, including the first USL start for Ricardo Velazco. Plus, Cuéllar continues convalescensce; Collins's Croats conquer.... Read more»

Aztec thrower Alexander sets nat'l qualifying mark

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Willie Williams Classic hosted by the University of Arizona on Friday and Saturday.... Read more»

Harrison & Burke homer as Pima baseball splits at South Mountain

The Pima Community College baseball team (19-14, 12-10 in ACCAC) split on the road at South Mountain Community College on Saturday in Phoenix.... Read more»

Estrella hits game-winning RBI single for Aztec baseball

The Pima Community College baseball team (18-13) got a boost on offense in the ninth inning on Friday in their single game against Madison Area Technical College.... Read more»

Waiting for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

The federal-state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of money on Sept. 30. Until recently, Congress showed little interest in paying for it. But this week, the House agreed on a bill that would continue the $13 billion program in its current form through 2017. ... Read more»

Ducey orders flags lowered for slain Navajo police officer

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of a Navajo police officer, Alex Yazzie, killed in the line of duty Thursday night.... Read more»1

Cruz inflates IRS 'agents'

Sen. Ted Cruz has repeatedly gotten basic facts about the Internal Revenue Service wrong when delivering one of his favorite applause lines, calling for its abolition. He did it — again — over the weekend in New Hampshire, when he over-stated the number of agents employed by the IRS... Read more»

Kerry, Cotton spar over Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Tom Cotton each claimed the other distorted the facts regarding the role of Congress in a possible international deal on Iran’s nuclear program:... Read more»

Guest opinion

We have a love/hate relationship with violence

“It’s the most perfect feeling in the world to know you’ve hit a guy just right, that you’ve maximized the physical pain he can feel . . . . You feel the life just go out of him.” No, these aren’t the words of a hit man or a serial killer. This celebration of savagery was offered by former NFL star Michael Strahan, now a TV commentator known for his smiling, affable ways. ... Read more»1

70 years after they disappeared, ‘Hot Garters’ crewmen get final honors

The day was almost 71 years coming. On Wednesday, the Army buried the remains of 1st Lt. Herbert Young Jr., a Clarkdale native, along with five crewmates who disappeared in their B-24 Liberator in New Guinea while on a mission to attack a Japanese anti-aircraft position during World War II.... Read more»

Pope Francis' drug war riffs keep offending Mexico

First he warns of the impending 'Mexicanization' of Argentina. Then he says 'the devil is punishing Mexico.' ¿Qué pasa, Francisco?... Read more»1

Capitol roundup: Powdered alcohol, guns, police secrecy & a cat fight

This week at the state Capitol: The Legislature is on track to finish its business early this year with this week being the final one for most committee meetings. The goal for legislators is to wrap up the session in the next couple of weeks, but the House and Senate still saw new legislation introduced. ... Read more»1

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