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Woman dies on Picacho Peak hike

A 29-year-old Texas woman died while hiking on Picacho Peak on Wednesday. The tourist, who was with her fiancé' and became disoriented, appears to have died from heat-related causes.... Read more»

Voters to get chance to put brakes on traffic cams

Two years after falling well short of the number of required signatures, opponents of Tucson's red-light cameras have filed enough petitions to force the City Council to either pull the traffic-control devices or put the matter before voters in November.... Read more»3

Share your ideas for the new county animal shelter

If saving animals is one of your pet concerns, you can attend a public forum about the the future of the region's largest animal adoption agency: the Pima Animal Care Center.... Read more»

Woman dead after crashing car into tree

Tucson police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred early Wednesday morning just south of Reid Park, authorities said.... Read more»

Keep on rollin': Stolen tractor crashes into 2 homes, sparks fire

Two Southeast Side homes have been condemned after a stolen tractor slammed into them, causing a fire in one. Six people were displaced, but were unharmed in the incident Monday night, authorities said.... Read more»

Judge rejects Arpaio demand for recusal in contempt case

The federal judge hearing a racial-profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio refused Arpaio's demand that he recuse himself because he asked about Arpaio's investigation of the judge's wife. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump visit misses how Latinos are climate change GOP can't ignore

Latinos and other minorities are the new Reagan Democrats and soccer moms. Boy, will that suck for Republicans if they can't dial back the demagoguery. Billionaire self-promoter Donald Trump played to fantasies about immigration again during a weekend rally in Phoenix.... Read more»

Drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped from Mexican prison. Again.

Mexicans are used to stories of extraordinary prison escapes. In one case, more than 140 inmates stormed out of a penitentiary near the border with Laredo, Texas. In another, 53 prisoners fled in a convoy of 17 vehicles backed by a helicopter in Zacatecas. Yet the news of the jail break that woke people here on Sunday still beggared disbelief. ... Read more»

Mexican official: Border security a 'shared responsibility'

José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, talks about the relationship between Mexico and Texas, border security, and whether Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's security plan is working.... Read more»

Despite critics, House OKs bill aimed at curbing wildfires

Where supporters say the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 will reduce wildfires, critics say the bill guts environmental regulations and promotes high-risk logging.... Read more»

Judge OKs suit by family of Mexican teen fatally shot by border agent

A federal judge in Tucson ruled Thursday that a Mexican teen, killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting, should have been protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling means a civil rights suit filed the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez will continue to trial. ... Read more»

Police ID man killed in South Side hit-and-run

A man killed near East 22nd Street and South 4th Avenue on July 2 has been identified, and police continue to search for the driver who hit the pedestrian who had just left Santa Rita Park.... Read more»


Justice can be blind, but it also can be phony

Judges are reassuring figures. Their dispassionate approach, caution and knowledge of the law bolster our confidence in America’s cherished system of justice. Except when they point out why much of that confidence is misplaced. Or advise us that, as Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski puts it, “Although we pretend otherwise, much of what we do in the law is guesswork.”... Read more»

Court restores conviction, redefining who is Indian in the process

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated the conviction of a Gila River tribal member under the Indian Major Crimes Act, redefining its rule for determining who is and is not Indian in the process.... Read more»

Far from home

Mexico 'a death trap for migrants' one year after new border program launched

Though last year's influx of Central American migrants spawned reform, migrants remain easy prey.... Read more»

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