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The Citizen was Tucson: Oct. 15, 1870 - May 16, 2009

Ten years ago today, Tucson lost a big chunk of its soul and I lost the companionship and camaraderie of roughly 70 of the finest newspaper people I could ever imagine working with as the Tucson Citizen closed. ... Read more»

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Buckley: My first and last days at the Tucson Citizen

For 22 years I worked for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, and for that experience I am eternally grateful. But today I'll write about my first and last days at the Citizen, which ended when the press ground to a halt four years ago, May 15, 2009.... Read more»4

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McSally: The crisis at home: Opioids

The opioid crisis hits close to home for too many Arizonans. Since 2017, 20,432 Arizonans suffered from an opioid overdose and countless are suffering with destructive addiction today.... Read more»

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Voter suppression is alive and well at Arizona Legislature

Is your representative in the Arizona Legislature trying to prevent you and your neighbors from voting?... Read more»

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Simner: Undocumented are not strangers, they are us

"Many see undocumented immigrants as strangers and aliens, deserving of whatever fate might befall them. But they're not strangers, unknowable and unknown. They are our history, and they are our future. They are us." — Janni Simner on Operation Stonegarden... Read more»

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'New NAFTA' does nothing to lower prescription drug costs for seniors

The high cost of prescription drugs is a huge issue for all Arizonans, and especially for retirees. But if Congress approves the newly negotiated NAFTA in its current form (the USMCA), the problem could be made even worse.... Read more»

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Cunningham: East Side crime cut in half

After hitting a peak in July 2018, Part One crimes (including murder, assault, robbery and burglary) have decreased by over 50 percent. Operations Division East had 74 burglaries last March, while this year, we only had 35 reported. Grand theft auto also declined during that period. ... Read more»

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Driving under the influence of electronics needs to stop

Studies continue to highlight that phone addiction has become the new "drunk-driving" epidemic of our generation. Make no mistake, driving impaired is no accident. An accident is defined as something unfortunate, which cannot be avoided. A collision, on the other hand is the result of choices made and risks disregarded.... Read more»

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Why David Bernhardt is unfit to serve as Interior secretary

"David Bernhardt, Interior secretary nominee, is a former oil lobbyist whose priority is making policy changes to benefit industry and rolling back long-standing rules that protect public lands, endangered species, and clean air and water." — former Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin... Read more»

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Rothschild on NZ attack: 'Hate can be defeated by truth, reason & love'

"50 are dead in this latest attack on peace, on religion, on innocence, on brotherhood, on civilization itself. Hate is a powerful emotion. But it can be defeated by societies that are committed to truth, reason, and love." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild... Read more»

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PCPIP: Our community comes together for early childhood education

It’s time for all of Pima County to take the lead on quality early childhood education so that our most vulnerable children have the best opportunities to succeed in school and in life.... Read more»

Rothschild reflects on tenure, state of city: 'Moving Tucson forward'

"My vision for Tucson—the vision I've shared with you, and worked on, these past seven years— includes economic development, responsive government, environmental stewardship, and commitment to our people, especially those who need help." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild... Read more»

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Ducey: Happy 107th birthday, Arizona!

For 107 years, people have chosen to make Arizona their home, attracted by its boundless opportunity, magnificent landscapes, rich heritage, endless days of sunshine and more. Today, we're celebrating everything that makes Arizona a fantastic place to live.... Read more»

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The dangerous economics of a militarized border

Despite his alleged business acumen, President Trump's zero-sum calculus over a border wall and government shutdowns has also had another victim: small businesses. ... Read more»

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Trump: 'Lawless border is threat to safety of all Americans'

The text of President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House:... Read more»

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Hoover: More creative thinking needed in reforming immigration system

"Civil society must begin a national discourse on immigration reform and carry through with it. Leaving the conversations to politicians and law enforcement is not getting the job done." — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

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