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Navajo school immerses tribal youth in Diné language and culture

“Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’.” These are the first words that visitors see on a sign at the entrance of Tsé Hootsooí Diné Bi’ Olta’, an elementary immersion school that teaches the Navajo language to its 133 students on the capital of the Navajo Nation.... Read more»

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Meth gathers alarming momentum

The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the last two years and driven major reforms in law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. ... Read more»

76-year-old Tucson man killed when pickup runs into ditch

A man was killed when his truck drove through a guardrail and into a drainage ditch overnight on Tucson's East Side, authorities said. Frank Gamez, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene near 5th Street and Harrison.... Read more»

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Ex-Az utility regulator, lobbyist, owner charged with bribery

Federal prosecutors charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery and fraud over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in return for favorable regulation surrounding a special $18 million wastewater plant deal.... Read more»

Gaps in Clery Act figures create appearance of safe colleges

The number of sexual assaults against University of Arizona women is five times greater than what the university reports to federal authorities as required by law.... Read more»

Timing of child seat recall raises questions

Graco Children’s Products has announced a safety recall of 25,000 child seats. But the action comes more than two years after a test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that a strap to hold the child in the seat could break in a crash.... Read more»

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GOP lawmakers say Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump’s first official trip overseas this week took him to the capital cities of Riyadh, Brussels, Vatican City and Tel Aviv – but some Arizona lawmakers think he went to the wrong capital city while in Israel.... Read more»

Residents tell Congress about drawbacks, benefits of life on federally owned land

An Arizona rancher and state legislator told Congress that he has been “held hostage” for years by the red tape that accompanies federal ownership of lands in the West. But Kendra Pinto, who lives on the Navajo Nation, testified that she welcomes federal stewardship of the lands around her home.... Read more»

BioDiv tells UN that U.S. has 'obligation' to protect species threatened by border wall

Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity, along with representatives of the Tohono O'odham in Sonora and a coalition of Mexican enviro groups, are pushing for the UN to investigate the consequences of the Trump administration's plan to build a border wall along the northern edge of a nature preserve.... Read more»

FactCheck: Double-counting trillions in Trump's budget

How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will?... Read more»

Trump’s first budget draws praise, pans from Az lawmakers

The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows “respect for the people who pay the bills,” but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a “dangerous plan” that will hurt the most vulnerable Americans.... Read more»

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Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Ass't Tucson police chief Batista named to head Mesa department

A longtime Tucson officer has been picked to lead the Mesa Police Department, officials said Wednesday. Assistant Chief Ramon Batista will take over as the Phoenix suburb's top cop in July. He's served with TPD for three decades.... Read more»

Former Douglas cop, on probation for theft, busted smuggling pot

A former Douglas police sergeant, Theodore Kulkens, has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegally transporting more than 200 lbs. of marijuana. Kulkens was put on probation last year after being found guilty in the theft of nearly $15,000 in cash from the Douglas Police Department’s evidence locker.... Read more»

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