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The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu

When Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu tipped anti-immigrant protesters to the arrival of undocumented minors to a shelter in Oracle, hilarity ensued.... Read more»

UA sponsoring free eye screenings Saturday

Free eye screenings are available Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, 140 West Speedway Boulevard, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the UA Department of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Medical Center.... Read more»

Police: Missing Oro Valley man found dead

A 70-year-old man missing from his Oro Valley home since June 26, Robert Wesley Carney, was located dead in an office building Tuesday night, an official said.... Read more»

Undocumented journalist faces uncertain future

For years, Jose Antonio Vargas has drawn attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Now, after being temporarily detained in Texas near the Mexican border, he faces an uncertain future, as he and supporters wait for the federal government to decide whether to deport him or let him stay.... Read more»

Feds delay busing migrant kids to Oracle; rival groups demonstrate

Passions ran hot among two groups demonstrating near a new shelter for undocumented children in this small Arizona town, with both gearing up to display their fervor as the first buses of migrant kids were expected to arrive. Around noon, officials said that the children would not be driven to the shelter Tuesday.... Read more»3

Literacy Connects seeks volunteer readers for K-3 students

Literacy Connects is calling for 300 volunteers as a part of the nonprofit group's push to expand its Reading Seed program, which helps struggling readers in grades K-3 catch up to their classmates. ... Read more»

More killed by guns than vehicles in Az for 3rd straight year

There were more people killed by firearms than by motor vehicles in Arizona in 2011, the third year in a row, according to a new study. Gun deaths outpaced those from cars and trucks in 14 states that year, with Arizona in second place. Councilman Kozachik and gun activist Charles Heller split on the issue.... Read more»

As employment improves, disabled jobless rate stays high

U.S. joblessness fell from 7.9 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent in 2013, while it remained stubbornly above 13 percent for people with disabilities. Advocates said it is much the same in Arizona, where hesitation among both employers and would-be workers help keep the rate high. ... Read more»

Babeu tip prompts some to plan blockade of Oracle migrant kids' shelter

Some residents of Oracle are planning a blockade of a new shelter for unaccompanied undocumented children, called after Sheriff Babeu told organizers about the facility. Babeu raised questions about the children's possible affiliation with the notorious MS-13 gang, and the chance they might spread disease.... Read more»5

Central American kids pushed north by poverty, violence

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status. ... Read more»

County: Migrant kids, families no threat to public health

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they "do not constitute a public health threat."... Read more»

CDC: Arizona ranked in top five for alcohol-related deaths

Experts said there are several possible factors behind Arizona's relatively high numbers, including the fact that medical responses can be a challenge in a rural state. One treatment counselor noted that there’s no one cause, but “a hundred ways” the problem affects the state. ... Read more»1

MegaMania!! comic confab set to draw crowds Saturday

Do you adore anime? Are you mad about manga? MegaMania!!, the Pima County Public Library's fourth annual comics convention, returns Saturday at the Downtown Campus of Pima Community College.... Read more»

Az family helps 'put face' on veteran suicides, VA role

Daniel Somers, struggling with physical and emotional problems after tours in Iraq, took his own life last summer after he could not get help at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix. His parents, Howard and Jean, have since worked to get changes at the VA.... Read more»

Adults with serious mental illness face 80% unemployment

Employment rates for people with a serious mental illness are dismally low and getting worse, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 17.8 percent of people receiving public mental health services were employed in 2012 – down from 23 percent in 2003.... Read more»

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