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Midtown woman missing since March

Lacy D. Moreno was reported missing from her Midtown home around St. Patrick's Day, and police are asking the public if anyone has information on her disappearance. The missing woman is "possibly a danger to herself," a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman said.... Read more»

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Az joins lawsuit over allowing transgender students in school bathrooms

Arizona has filed a federal lawsuit along with ten other states arguing that the White House has overreached by telling schools that they cannot discriminate against transgendered students who want to use restrooms and other facilities that correspond to their gender identity. ... Read more»

Tribes call for return of sacred artifacts before Paris auction

Tribal and federal officials held and emergency meeting in Washington on Tuesday, calling for the return of Indian remains and sacred objects before a Paris auction next week.... Read more»

How upcoming Supreme Court abortion ruling could change Az’s legal landscape

The status of abortion access and legislation that affects patients and healthcare providers may change dramatically in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide a Texas case that could echo across the country. ... Read more»

Push to provide lawyers for immigrant children loses steam

When thousands of Central American children began flooding across the Texas border in 2014, the state’s legal community said it was ready to pitch in and help minors seeking asylum in the United States navigate a system that doesn’t guarantee a right to counsel.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pass or fail, Prop. 123 is just step one

Parsing the results is a waste of time because the same question awaited victory or defeat: What's next? It's a long hard slog out of doing less financially for schools than all but two states with far lower poverty rates. It's going to require a series of political victories to change the paradigm created by the same forces now in charge. Might as well start today.... Read more»

2 teens killed in wrong-way 3-vehicle crash

An 18-year-old man and 16-yar-old girl were killed when a drive down the wrong side of Golf Links caused a three-vehicle crash this weekend.... Read more»

Report: Child care costs rival in-state college tuition in Arizona

Infant child care in Arizona costs an average of $9,437 a year, rivaling in-state college tuition and putting care out of reach for many families, according to a recent report. And Arizona’s costs were on the low end when compared to the rest of the nation, with infant care costs in Washington, D.C., reaching $22,631 annually.... Read more»

Commentary

Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math

What should parents do when they don’t understand their kids’ homework? Parents across the country are trying to make sense of Common Core standards, a set of academic expectations that call for less focus on memorization and more focus on explaining how solutions were found and, in English, a deep probe of text.... Read more»

Cooper library to close for June renovations

A Midtown public library will be closed for about three weeks in June, as new computers are installed and the service desk upgraded at the Martha Cooper branch of the Pima County Public Library.... Read more»

Law and disorders: Cops, advocates try to defuse dealings with disabled

One-third to half of those killed by police are disabled, a recent report says. “Our problem isn’t with police,” one mental health advocate says, but both sides say officers need more training.... Read more»

Debate over Prop. 123 rages on as election on education funding approaches

A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny. Gov. Ducey is using his political capital to back Prop. 123, but State Treasurer DeWit and other opponents said it would be a shortsighted infusion that could rob the State Land Trust.... Read more»

Obituary: Christina Charlotte Duncan

Christina Charlotte Duncan, 73, of Vail, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. As a child, Chris idolized Hopalong Cassidy. When asked if she had a crush on him, she replied, "No! I wanted to BE him!" For the last 15 years, she got her wish, in a way, by having a home in the mountains with horses. ... Read more»

Reuters exclusive

U.S. planning new wave of immigration deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration this year.... Read more»

Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

Rape and domestic violence against Native American women have reached “epidemic proportions,” but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared for the unique cultural needs of tribal women who may live in rural areas with little support and a bewildering legal system.... Read more»

Ballot harvesting law could impact Latinos and seniors

The new Arizona law that criminalizes the collection of voters’ early ballots by volunteers doesn’t take effect until November’s election, but voter outreach groups are already planning for the change they fear will affect voting by Latinos and the elderly. ... Read more»1

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