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Prezelski: Why is Clodfelter giving platform for Phx political hack to discuss TUSD?

Tom Prezelski: 'In the last few days, state Rep. Todd Clodfelter announced a 'desegregation town hall.' While having an open public forum to discuss this issue is something this community needs, it is pretty clear that this is not what the event is going to be about."... Read more»

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Audio report

Blame game bubbling over Gulf oil spill

Lawsuits have already been filed over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a range of plaintiffs, from shrimpers to resort owners, seeking damages. Listen to a report of the legal battle ahead... Read more»

2010 World Cup

World Cup welcome: A billion condoms and 40,000 sex workers

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.... Read more»

2nd Saturdays Downtown

Second chance for downtown Saturdays

The launch of 2nd Saturdays Downtown is Saturday from 5-10 p.m., and features live music at several venues, an outdoor stage, and out on the thoroughfare. Does this new event have the formula for resurrecting a downtown tradition?... Read more»

Health care reform

New book explains health insurance mandate

In a new book, Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All, the staff of The Washington Post writes about various provisions of the new health law. Here is information on mandatory insurance coverage. ... Read more»

Obituary: 'First Lady of Fashion'

Cele Peterson dies at 101

Tucson’s “First Lady of Fashion,” Cele Peterson, died Thursday morning. She was 101.... Read more»4

Guest opinion

Prop.100 choice between education and prisons

We don't really have much of a choice when it comes to the Proposition 100 vote. Would you rather pay a temporary 1-cent sales tax to educate children and fund public safety or a permanent property tax to pay for more jail cells?... Read more»

Greek debt crisis: The revolt begins?

Things are turning ugly in Greece. Three people were reportedly killed in Athens Wednesday, after protesters set a bank ablaze — the first fatalities of the widespread unrest now gripping the unhappy Greek capital.... Read more»

Goldwater Institute Watchdog Report

Sky Harbor study on need for racial preferences two years overdue

The study to determine whether Phoenix should maintain a racial preference program in awarding concession contracts at Sky Harbor International Airport is still unfinished almost two years after the original deadline.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Brewer, Barkley: Boycott one-on-one?

Former Suns star Charles Barkley and Gov. Jan Brewer might not make for a great matchup on the boards, but what about in the war of words? Barkley is calling for professional sports to boycott Arizona because of SB 1070. Brewer penned an op-ed for ESPN saying a boycott is "the wrong play." ... Read more»

Comic: Environment

Communications 101 for Big Oil

Oil's well that ends well? Not for the fish, not for the birds, and not for the fishermen and residents of coastal towns on the Gulf of Mexico.... Read more»

Tucson, Flagstaff to sue over SB 1070

Tucson will mount a legal challenge to Arizona's controversial new immigration law, SB 1070, the City Council decided Tuesday.... Read more»2

Bar association pressured to cancel Phoenix conference

The American Bar Association is being pressured to cancel its conference set for next week in Phoenix.... Read more»

Analysis

Heading for a stock market downturn

The dark side of the global economy - here's why the math is ugly.... Read more»

Analysis

All journalism isn't local

Many increasingly popular news outlets in the United States are global information powerhouses, and successful modern reporters will be those able to best deconstruct our globalized world.... Read more»

Poll: Independents' support of Democrats slipping

Support for Democrats by independents on several issues has slipped in the past year, according to a poll by a conservative research group.... Read more»

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