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Sahuarita Pecan Festival canceled: Blame it on tariffs, shaky markets, bad weather elsewhere

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off.... Read more»

Judge tosses challenge to Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative

A judge ruled Friday against a challenge brought by Republicans, allowing an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city" to go to voters in November. Supporters celebrated, while opponents are discussing an appeal of the decision.... 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»

'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A BP agent's hateful career & the crime that ended it

Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.... Read more»

Tailesin West added to World Heritage List after 15-year wait

Taliesin West is the first place in Arizona to be designated as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site.... Read more»1

Ads bashing Romero campaign over 'Trump tie' funded by connections of RNC's Bruce Ash

An election committee is pushing the message that mayoral candidate Regina Romero is connected to Donald Trump — with big funding from a close family member of Bruce Ash, himself a major Trump booster.... Read more»1

Out of sight is out of mind: Small communities across U.S. struggle in shadow of larger disasters

Small towns struck by disasters often must rely on neighbors and non-profits more than federal assistance to rebuild in the aftermath.... Read more»

CBP to start building border barriers in Arizona wildlife refuges next week

The Trump administration is forging ahead with new border barriers in wildlife refuges in Southern Arizona despite environmentalists' objections, telling a court that one project will begin Monday with the removal of older fencing.... Read more»1

Monsoon madness: You say dust storm, I say haboob

Not all dust storms are haboobs, but all haboobs are dust storms. And the monsoon is a season — a storm is a chubasco.... Read more»

McSally staffers to hold 'mobile office hours' in Sahaurita

Staffers for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand Thursday to assist constituents in Sahuarita with questions about government agencies.... Read more»

Broken Borders

Asylum-seeking migrants pushed farther south into Mexico, left to fend for themselves

Migrants have been bused to Monterrey and, they say, Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program. The policy is being carried out up and down the border by the Trump Administration in a controversial partnership with the Mexican government.... Read more»

Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

A new app opens the door to a range of exhibitions in D.C. devoted to Native American history, which may tourists had previously had to hunt for among the city's myriad museums.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback is not the end of the world ... just habitats

When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, don't cry for the species. Fear for their homelands. The battle of environmental regulations is being fought to save the habitat.... Read more»1

Vulnerable Az communities adapting to ever-present threat of wildfires

Learning to live fire-wise is a cause for celebration in areas that are vulnerable to wildfires. Especially in the White Mountains town of Pinetop, which is becoming one of the country’s next fire-adapted communities.... Read more»

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