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Buckmaster: Mediterranean diet slashes risk of heart disease

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Also, Larry Sakin of the Sakin Foundation and Pamela Francis of the Educational Enrichment Foundation talked about a celebrity spelling bee to raise money for the foundation. Plus, Jack Challem, the nutrition reporter.... Read more»

Dave Sitton, longtime UA broadcaster, dead at 58

Dave Sitton, a University of Arizona sports broadcaster for three decades and a former GOP congressional candidate, has died at age 58.... Read more»3

1000 px: Juxtaposition

In Tucson, affluence and poverty are never far apart.... Read more»

Farmers, grocers pile produce on food banks

A family visiting its local food bank might expect to find cans of old green beans, but are just as likely to find fresh squash, cucumber, tomatoes, melon, jalapenos, bell peppers and salad, community organizers said.... Read more»

Commentary

Farewell, my Washington Post

People everywhere who are interested in the news about the news were startled and saddened to learn that The Washington Post had been sold — but none more than those who had once worked for that storied paper, which even The New York Times called a “crown jewel” in the newspaper trade.

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Five things to know about Obamacare premiums: A guide for the perplexed

Premiums will skyrocket next year!  Premiums will be lower than expected!  Premiums will be about the same! Consumers are understandably confused after weeks of conflicting pronouncements about the expected cost of plans, for individuals and small groups, to be sold in new online insurance marketplaces under the federal health law beginning Oct. 1. ... Read more»

Think again

How to ‘ignore’ and obsess about a story simultaneously

With the sale of The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos—which followed 80 years of stewardship by four generations of the Graham family—it is a good moment to examine why newspapers in particular, and the mainstream media in general, matter so much to so many people.... Read more»

Six federal agencies investigating online payday lenders

At least six federal agencies including the Justice and Treasury departments are coordinating a broad probe of online payday lenders that charge enormous interest and fees to low-income borrowers who need quick cash.... Read more»

Obamacare's hidden battle: Insurance agents push state regulation of guides

Affordable Care Act funds ‘navigators’ to aid consumers, but advocates say new state laws could hamper their effectiveness.... Read more»

Drug gang violence: Very bad things are happening in Honduras

Escalating drug wars and military raids of prison push Honduras closer to the edge. Migrants say they must leave to save their lives.... Read more»

Study: Childhood obesity in Az levels off, as national rate falls

The obesity rate for low-income Arizona preschoolers remained level from 2008 to 2011 after growing sharply in previous years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.... Read more»

Comic:

47% Negro

Protesters in Ahwatukee serenaded President Obama on Tuesday with an a cappella rendition of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” ...... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will Pima County voters say 'yes' to bonds?

The Friday Focus spotlighted Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll (R-District 4). Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer and columnist for the Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

McCain, Flake press for fed disaster declaration for Yarnell

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake wrote to President Barack Obama repeating their request that he issue a federal disaster declaration for the Yarnell Hill Fire... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is solar living up to its potential in Arizona?

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres (D-Ward 5). Also, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

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