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BLM to lift fire restrictions

Due to monsoon rains, the BLM will lift its fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Arizona beginning Saturday, officials said Monday.... Read more»

Jan. 8 Committee to Aurora: 'Deepest regrets and greatest support'

The Remembering January 8 Committee, composed of some of the survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting—including U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, released an open letter to those affected by last week's shooting incident in Aurora, Colo.... Read more»

Rains mean caution on some county roads

More than a dozen Pima County roadways remain affected by the weekend's rainstorms, and one is closed. Here's the list:... Read more»

Jan. 8 survivors on Aurora: 'How many more murders with guns?'

A group of survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting released a statement Sunday regarding Friday's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., calling for better gun background checks.... Read more»

Apache County forest program cited as cure for growing wildfires

Apache County’s forest-stewardship agreement with the U.S. Forest Service was held up at a congressional hearing Friday as a model for other governments trying to tame the growing problem of wildfires.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Colorado shooting gives pause

Ann-Eve Pedersen on the "Quality Education and Jobs Initiative,", the Educational Enrichment Foundation's Pamela Francis wants to "Stuff the Bus," and Tucsonsentinel.com Editor and Publisher Dylan Smith on the Aurora massacre.... Read more»

Aurora shooting suspect applied to UA

James Holmes, the University of Colorado dropout accused of shooting 71 Aurora, Colo., movie-goers Thursday night, applied to attend the University of Arizona in 2011. His name and photo appear in a Feb. 2011 brochure put out by the UA neuroscience program.... Read more»1

From the editor

Another massacre: Prayers no longer enough

A dozen people in Aurora should be more than just a number. Six in Tucson should have been more than just a number. They should do more than just give us pause for a moment of silence. Silence is no longer enough. We must do something.... Read more»8

Napolitano defends ‘deferred’ deportation policy

Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s plan to suspend deportation for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.... Read more»

Reports: Rocky Point gun battle kills police officer, others

Local media in Mexico have reported several dead, including a police officer, after a rolling gun battle in the middle of Puerto Peñasco. Some reported 4-6 people were killed after shots were exchanged between police and drug traffickers.... Read more»2

Smart v. Stupid

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s showdown at the civil rights corral

Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally get what’s coming to him? He went on trial Thursday in federal court, charged with violating the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With the nation focused on whether Mitt Romney is a tax cheat, Barack Obama is a socialist, and George Zimmerman’s IQ is below 80, you may have missed the news.... Read more»

Global trade in human body parts hard to trace

The paper trail following human remains is not foolproof — in some cases, infected tissue can be impossible to track down. Experts fear tissue taken from the dead will spread disease to the living, due to lack of safeguards and accountability in the human tissue industry.... Read more»

Deadly patrols

Prosecutions rare in Border Patrol shootings

Cochise County Attorney Edward Rheinheimer, who's practiced here for 20 years, has seen more than half a dozen cases involving Border Patrol agents fatally shooting people. He's taken only one of them to trial. Twice it ended in a hung jury.... Read more»

Body brokers leave trail of questions, corruption

In April 2003, Robert Ambrosino murdered his ex-fiancée — a 22-year-old aspiring actress — by shooting her in the face with a .45-caliber pistol. Then he turned the gun around and killed himself. Soon after, Ambrosino's corpse entered the vast U.S. tissue-donation system, his skin, bones and other body parts destined for use in the manufacture of cutting-edge medical products.... Read more»

House committee approves Franks bill to limit abortions in Washington

The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, to ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.... Read more»

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