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Egypt: Hazem el-Biblawi to be interim prime minister

Egypt has picked economist Hazem el-Biblawi to be its interim prime minister, a government spokesperson said. Mohamed ElBaradei is expected to be interim vice president.... Read more»

Phx student shows off her culinary skills at White House event

Phoenix fifth-grader Alexandra Nickle wants to be a “graphic artist and dog shelter owner” when she grows up, but it was her cooking creativity that landed her in the White House on Tuesday. The “Kids’ State Dinner” included remarks from Haile Thomas, a Tucson seventh-grader who was last year’s Arizona entrant in the healthy cooking challenge.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Arizona struggles with child well-being

An interview with the vice president of the Children’s Action Alliance in Arizona, Amy Kobeta. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, Rod Pace, CEO of Rosemont Copper, and Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan.... Read more»

'Our Fallen Brothers' - Memorial program for Granite Mtn Hotshots

The program for Tuesday’s memorial service for the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire a week ago. Speakers included Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Jan Brewer.... Read more»

How Mexico got so fat

Even as nearly half its people are poor and as officials launch a national anti-hunger campaign, Mexico by some accounts recently has replaced the United States as the chubbiest of the globe’s larger countries. What Mexicans wryly call Vitamin T — the tacos, tamales and tostadas that anchor their diet — underlies much of the problem. Once reserved for special occasions, the carbohydrate and lard-loaded dishes now get gobbled daily.... Read more»

Fund aims to raise $5M for families of Granite Mtn Hotshots

The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will help provide for the 13 children and three unborn children who lost one of their parents in the Yarnell Hill Fire south of Prescott.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 2014 congressional races already taking shape

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Plus, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. John A. Wickham, Jr.... Read more»

Slow response, predictable storm precursors to Hotshot deaths

The National Weather Service was tracking a powerful thunderstorm front hours before the Granite Mountain Hotshot team was killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, contrary to media accounts that have blamed a “sudden” and “unpredictable” storm for their tragic deaths.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hart: Women still at high risk for victimization

“Family values” is a cherished phrase in political rhetoric. Who among us would think of disparaging it? Alas, nothing is simple. The answer, it turns out, depends on which set of family values you mean. Love, trust, security, loyalty – they are indeed wonderful. But what about that other set of familiar family practices: murder, rape, assault, disease and slavery?... Read more»

The expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed

In cities all across the country, workers stand on street corners, line up in alleys or wait in a neon-lit beauty salon for rickety vans to whisk them off to warehouses miles away. Some vans are so packed that to get to work, people must squat on milk crates, sit on the laps of passengers they do not know or sometimes lie on the floor, the other workers’ feet on top of them.... Read more»

Az ahead of new federal standards on nutritional school snacks

The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation’s schools via the Smart Snacks in School standards announced last week. Most Arizona school officials welcomed the change, saying the state adopted similar nutrition standards for all school foods – including snacks – in 2006.... Read more»

Some ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court’s ruling on Indian adoptions

Arizona experts said the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against a Native American father who was fighting to stop his daughter from being adopted may only have “muddied the waters” for future cases.... Read more»1

Hidden war: Scores killed, displaced in Sudan's Nuba Mountains

Khartoum continues to refuse humanitarian access to the Nuba Mountains. The ongoing war is being conducted almost entirely of sight.... Read more»

Spinning Obama’s climate change plan

President Barack Obama’s climate change plan had both sides busy spinning data.... Read more»

Commentary

Why Egypt matters to the U.S.

As the keystone state in the region, the fate of the Egyptian revolution will have a decisive impact on other countries whose stability and future is hanging in the balance.... Read more»

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