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New efforts to keep mentally ill out of jail

A national campaign to encourage local jurisdictions to collect data on the jailed mentally ill and adopt strategies to avoid incarceration kicked off earlier this month.... Read more»

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Officials: Summer brings drowning risk to Az, despite longterm trend

Despite the state’s year-round warm weather, the majority of drownings in Arizona still take place in summer.... Read more»

Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

‘Kiss everybody’: Parents’ voicemails preserve their memory in death

Reporter marvels how the things he cherishes most about his parents aren’t those that he would have ever imagined. ... Read more»

Obama: First Memorial Day in 14 years that U.S. not fighting a major war

Obama remembered Wyatt Martin, a Mesa solider who was one of the last two Americans to die in combat in Afghanistan, in his remarks at Arlington National Cemetery. "This may be the first Memorial Day since the end of our war in Afghanistan. But we are acutely aware, as we speak, our men and women in uniform still stand watch and still serve, and still sacrifice around the world."... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

After more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Read more»2

Presidential Proclamation - Prayer for Peace

Obama: Build a nation worthy of heroes honored on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, the United States pauses to honor the fallen heroes who died in service to our nation. With heavy hearts and a sense of profound gratitude, we mourn these women and men — parents, children, loved ones, comrades-in-arms, friends, and all those known and unknown -- who believed so deeply in what our country could be they were willing to give their lives to protect its promise.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Ducey: Flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

"For as long as we've had independence, we've had heroes who risk everything to protect it. There is no cause more noble, no calling more selfless."... Read more»

Photos: Cheers at Pima College commencement

About 900 graduates walked across the stage at PCC's commencement Thursday, as a packed TCC Arena echoed with cheers from friends and family members.... Read more»

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

Clinton misues stat on CEO pay

Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical worker, but she was referring to a study that looked at pay disparity between CEOs and average workers only at the top 350 companies.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Shellfish reform can teach morals to poor

To teach the poor about budgeting and delayed gratification, Arizona should impose reforms that make some items cost appreciably more than others. You may have read about the rampant abuse of food stamps by at least one person in California, who bought lobster instead of generic mac and cheese.... Read more»

Is blockbuster asthma drug Advair really safe?

Millions already take Advair to breathe easy, despite the drug’s “risk of asthma-related death.” Why has it taken the feds more than two decades to fully study those risks?... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Surviving drought the hard way

Can Arizona survive the drought caused by man-made climate change? Probably. The question is whether it will be the easy way or the hard way.... Read more»

Lukeville CBP officers help deliver baby boy

Customs and Border Protection officers helped deliver the baby of a U.S. citizen on Sunday at the Lukeville Port of Entry, officials said.... Read more»

FactCheck: Does a fetus feel pain at 20 weeks?

A number of Republican House members say scientific research proves a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain. But the ability to feel pain at that specific point in gestation is unproven.... Read more»

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