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Paying a price for going nowhere: Az traffic hits commuter wallets

Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation’s highways.... Read more»

Phx mayor: Voter OK of transit tax shows 'belief in our future'

The first benefits of a transit tax increase that was winning approval from Phoenix voters will likely be increased service by Valley Metro’s Dial-a-Ride and more attention to potholes, supporters said.... Read more»

PCC extends registration deadline due to bus strike

Pima Community College is extending the deadline for adding fall semester classes to Sept. 8 in order to accommodate students affected by curtailment of Sun Tran bus service. ... Read more»

Officials: Nat'l Guard drill shouldn't raise alarm at TIA

While a military exercise at Tucson International Airport on Thursday will include emergency vehicles entering the neighboring National Guard facility, "impact to normal operations will be minimal," officials said.... Read more»

Deputies: Missing Green Valley man found on Northwest Side

An 82-year-old Green Valley man who drove away from his home Wednesday afternoon was found hours later unharmed near Orange Grove and Ina roads, authorities said.... Read more»

Mother of man killed by Border Patrol files lawsuit

Arguing that the May 2014 shooting of José Luis Arambula, a Tucson-area resident and U.S. citizen, was an unnecessary use of deadly force, lawyers representing Elisa Beckel filed suit against the federal government.... Read more»

Arizona severs ties with prison operator over violent uprisings

Arizona will fire the private operator running a state prison after three major uprisings that caused extensive damage and forced more than 1,200 inmates to be relocated, Governor Doug Ducey said on Wednesday.... Read more»

Walmart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-auto rifles

Walmart, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said Wednesday it would stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms."... Read more»

Hiker charged with felony after dog's paws are burned

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with a felony after a dog's paws were severely burned during a Monday hike at Tanque Verde Falls in Redington Pass, authorities said.... Read more»

I-10 ramps at Valencia to close next week

On and off-ramps for Interstate 10 will be closed by paving work on Valencia Road next week. ... Read more»

Activists pursue private abortion details using public records laws

Across the country, those who support abortion rights and those who oppose them are feuding in court over how much information should be disclosed about women undergoing abortions.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on birthright citizenship

Donald Trump was off base with his claim that Mexico does not have a birthright citizenship policy like the U.S. Although the two countries use different terminology, the two policies are actually very similar.... Read more»

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The GOP Trump card

Donald Trump kicked out reporter Jorge Ramos from a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday. As Ramos tried to question Trump on immigration, the Donald told him to "go back to Univision," keeping it classy as only he can. After the tweets directed at Megyn Kelly, Ramos may want to avoid the Internet for the following few days.... Read more»

Uncontested primaries mean no surprises in Tucson voting

With not a single contested race on the ballot, combined with Tucson's vote-by-mail system, primary day was about as anti-climactic as an election can possibly be. Tuesday, City Council candidates barely even worked to turn out the vote, knowing their electoral fates had already been sealed in envelopes days or weeks ago.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico open first new rail link in over a century

The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said.... Read more»

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