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Weekend events to kickstart your holiday season

A roundup of events to get you in the mood for the holidays.... Read more»

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What's open, what's closed for Thanksgiving

As the nation celebrates Thanksgiving Thursday, many government services and private businesses will be closed. Here's what you need to know:... Read more»

Arizona driving deaths on rise after sharp drop in 2014

After years of steady declines, driving deaths in Arizona have risen sharply this year, mirroring a “troubling” national trend in which lower gas prices and more drivers are translating into more fatalities.... Read more»

County shelter waiving adoption fees Thanksgiving weekend

The Pima Animal Care Center is waiving all adoption fees during a special Black Friday adoption event this weekend thanks to Best Friends Animal Sociey and Zappos.com.... Read more»

Reminder: Consumers should be cautious when holiday toy shopping

With Black Friday coming and Christmas in one month, buying toys will be at the top of the list for many parents. Toys can be fun for children, but they can also be dangerous. Experts warn of choking hazards, toxic metals, magnets and hearing damage from loud noises.... Read more»

Arizona Muslims worry about backlash following Paris attacks

Imam Ahmad Shqeirat at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe and others who attend services there condemn the Paris terror attacks, but worry about a growing backlash.... Read more»

Az has high youth drug deaths, few policies to curb them

Arizona had among the highest rates of teen and young adult overdose deaths, and ranked poorly for programs and policies to curb drug use and encourage healthy living among those age groups, a new report says.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split as House tries to put brakes on Syrian, Iraqi refugees

The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that calls for the U.S. to stop admitting refugees from Syria and Iraq until they pass additional background checks, including direct approval by three federal security agencies.... Read more»

More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S than entering

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the United States than coming into the country, according to a new report. Data from the U.S. and Mexico show that from 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left that country for the United States, outnumbered by the one million who returned to Mexico. ... Read more»1

Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott broadcast annual 'Bike in a Box' appeal

Thursday and Friday, the 7th annual fundraiser to provide 500 under-privileged kids with bikes and helmets for Christmas will take place on the John C. Scott Show, on AM 1210. Organizer Jesse Lugo plans to raise $25,000 to support the effort. "Many of these children would never have a bike if not for this project. We're helping to create memories."... Read more»

Manzo Elementary's school garden grows sustainable students

Manzo Elementary’s program is the most extensive school garden program in Arizona, and it is the first to have certification from the state for rainwater harvesting, composting and serving garden grown foods in the cafeteria.... Read more»

Feds defend refugee programs; 153 Syrians sent to Arizona this year

As Arizona's governor joined 29 others in calling for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees following Friday's attacks in Paris, the Obama administration defended the program. More than 150 refugees from the war-ravaged country have come to Arizona this year — including 63 in Tucson.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Ducey and the refugees: History will teach us...

"Solving" the problem of jihadi terror is beyond the conventional military means of America, France, even Russia. Not every place is ready for Jeffersonian democracy — look how it's turned out in Arizona. Ducey doesn't know how to "solve" these things, either. But he's too blinkered by ideology to ask or wonder. It's all about blaming Barack Hussein Obama.... Read more»

Saddlebrooke woman missing since Monday afternoon

An 87-year-old Saddlebrooke who drove away from her home Monday afternoon is missing, authorities said. Jean Bethel may be driving a red 2014 Chrysler 300.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Turning away refugees proves Gov. Ducey more scared than American

Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for a neighbor of mine. "It was a mistake to let you into this country." My neighbor and I talk in the parking lot of an apartment complex that is, for all intents and purposes, a refugee relocation center. Turks, Russians, Burundians, Iraqis and Sudanese outnumber Latinos and African Americans.... Read more»

Factchecking the 2nd Democratic debate

The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and made several inaccurate claims.... Read more»

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