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Missing Foothills man found

A 28-year-old autistic man who had been missing from near his Foothills home since Tuesday was found Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»

Pot activists take to Tucson streets to advocate legalization

Marijuana advocates marched through the streets of Tucson on Tuesday in an effort to raise public awareness and encourage legalization of the drug.... Read more»1

Border & immigration

Texas border cameras costing $153,800 per arrest

Twenty-nine cameras have been installed on the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border, or one camera for every 41 miles. Internet viewers have helped police make a total of 26 arrests — that's about $153,800 per arrest. And some agencies are not even using the cameras.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

No Redemption

In the fifteen years since it was released to little fanfare, became a beloved mainstay on cable TV, and entered the American consciousness, I've had a complex, changing relationship with "The Shawshank Redemption."... Read more»3

Analysis: Pope Benedict XVI

As papacy turns 5, dark clouds gather

As the sex abuse scandals continue to cast a dark shadow over the church and particularly its leadership, there is a growing consensus on the left-leaning side of the church that Benedict XVI's papacy is irreparably tarnished.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Anarchist art critic

I do so love a set of rules designed to enforce chaos and disorder.... Read more»4

Comic: Insanity

Guns don't kill people. Bullets do

Republicans from Mogadishu to Kabul celebrated today when Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill permitting Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»9

Concealed weapons to be legal in Az without a permit

Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law on Friday a bill making it legal for Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»

South Africa guards against terrorism at World Cup

When the issue of security during the upcoming World Cup is raised, it is usually in reference to South Africa's high crime rate. But there has been surprisingly little discussion about the threat of terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Comic: Gratitude

Thank A Cop Day

Friday is Thank A Cop Day, which we think is a great idea. Thanks, guys and gals!... Read more»

Tucson shuttle services raided in immigrant-smuggling sweep

Federal agents raided three shuttle companies in Tucson on Thursday in a massive investigation into illegal immigrant smuggling.... Read more»

Friday is Thank A Cop Day

Think Tucson Police officers don't get enough appreciation? Friday you can thank them yourself.... Read more»

Teaching Twitter in Havana

As an educational institution, Cuba’s Blogger Academy suffers from a few notable deficiencies. It doesn’t grant an accredited degree, its single, cramped classroom isn’t hooked up to the internet. Then there’s the possibility that the next knock on the door might be the police.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Demonstrators urge veto of immigration 'trespassing' bill

Urging that Gov. Brewer veto a stringent immigration enforcement bill, demonstrators said the measure would violate constitutional rights.... Read more»

Border violence

U.S. drug demand fuels chaos in Mexico, says Juárez mayor

Though he is hopeful conditions in his city will improve, Juarez's mayor said the drug trafficking at the root of Mexico's problems will continue as long as the U.S. maintains its insatiable appetite for narcotics.... Read more»

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