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Clean up your cabinets and the environment at Dispose-A-Med event

More than 2,900 pounds of outdated prescription drugs have been properly disposed of at collection events over the past two years. Saturday, you can empty out your cabinets and keep drugs out of the water supply at a Sheriff's Department Dispose-A-Med collection on the East Side.... Read more»

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After dog shootings, Texas House approves cop canine training

Three years after a police officer shot and killed their 5-year-old border collie, Mark and Cindy Boling watched Friday as the Texas House voted for a police canine training program they have been calling for since the day the dog died.... Read more»

Memorials for Gov. Raul Castro announced for May

A series of memorials for former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who died last week, has been announced for May, with masses scheduled in Nogales, Tucson and Phoenix.... Read more»

Decades later, families wait as tribal relocation office struggles

A plan to end an age-old land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi was supposed to take five years and $41 million, but 30 years and $564 million later families are still waiting to be moved. No one seems happy with the relocation effort. But few want to see it go away – yet. ... Read more»

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Spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

As we mark National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well across the country.... Read more»

Remembering Raul Castro, Arizona’s first and only Hispanic governor

Castro, who died Friday at age 98, had a rough childhood in the border community of Douglas that included walking miles to school while white kids took the bus and wondering where his next meal would come from. He wandered as a hobo for a time and boxed on the side to make ends meet.... Read more»


Arizona's first Hispanic governor, Raul Castro, dies at 98

The first — and thus far only — Mexican-American governor in Arizona's history, Raúl Héctor Castro, died Friday morning. Immigrating from Cananea, Son., when he was a child, Castro grew up near Douglas and became Pima County attorney, a Superior Court judge, then a U.S. ambassador to three nations, and was elected governor in 1974.... Read more»1

Deputies: Note found in missing Canyon Ranch exec's home

Pima County Sheriff's detectives found what could be considered a "suicide note" in the home of missing Canyon Ranch executive Ann Pardo, authorities said Monday. ... Read more»

The future of religion around the world, in one chart

A new report by Pew Research shows us what religious affiliations will look like in 2050. ... Read more»

1000px: Cross climbs A Mountain

Each year on Good Friday, Tucson residents carry a white cross up A Mountain, preparing to celebrate a sunrise mass on Easter Sunday. Various West Side community groups participate in the event, with members of each lending a hand in getting the cross to the top of Sentinel Peak overlooking the city.... Read more»


Listen: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Here's a recording and the text of that sermon.... Read more»

Census: Arizonans with health insurance rose as state economy fell

The number of Arizonans with health insurance rose even as the economy fell from 2007 to 2010, when both trends reversed course, a Census report says. The number of insured in the state improved only slightly from 2007 to 2013, inching from fifth- to eighth-worst in the U.S.... Read more»

Business experts weigh in on state budget

Although they’re concerned state budget cuts will have long-term implications on the economy and job market, experts also found some bright spots for the business community. ... Read more»

Deputies still searching for missing Canyon Ranch exec

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a Northeast Side woman last seen on Tuesday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

Ducey signs controversial abortion bill

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would require physicians to tell women that a medication abortion procedure can be reversed — a claim disputed by research. The law also will bar any health care exchange from providing coverage for abortions except in cases of rape and incest. ... Read more»1

Checking the Checkpoints: Az's Border Patrol sites

Support quality border reporting: Pledge your backing for our project to take a tour of every one of Arizona's 11 Border Patrol checkpoints in a single day, showing in dramatic fashion how they isolate rural communities, how residents live with daily interactions with BP, and how effective the checkpoint strategy is.... Read more»

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