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Snow forecast for Mt. Lemmon on Monday

Up to 8 inches of snow may fall in the Santa Catalina Mountains on Monday, the National Weather Service forecast. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday, with snow levels dropping to 6,500 feet.... Read more»

Reduce ID theft risk and clear clutter at Shred-A-Thon

If you have a pile of documents you want to shred but don’t have the time or money? On Saturday, a low-cost shred-a-thon will help take care of all those unwanted stacks of paper crowding your desk. ... Read more»

DHS shutdown plan: 30k furloughed, 85% remaining to work without pay

While a fractious Congress battled to the last minute over Homeland Security funding, the administration released a 46-page contingency plan showing just what parts of the agency would be shuttered in the event that Congress fails to pass a funding bill.... Read more»

Homeland Security funded for one more week

In a Friday night scramble with the clock running down, Congress managed to pass a stopgap measure funding the Department of Homeland Security for seven more days. The search for a more permanent solution continues.... Read more»

Congress punts, McSally votes for 1-week DHS extension

With just hours to go before a midnight shutdown, Congress voted Friday to fund Homeland Security for one more week. The stopgap move does nothing to resolve the impasse between rightwing Republicans who want to roll back President Obama's immigration policies, and Democrats who want a vote on a "clean" funding bill for the department.... Read more»1

Goldwater report: Az has among most burdensome licensing requirements in U.S.

Arizona has among the most burdensome licensing requirements in the United States, according to a new report released by the Goldwater Institute. The result: Fewer low-income workers launch their own businesses here. ... Read more»1

Where are Mexico’s top 10 drug lords now?

Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. The latest arrest came on Friday, when federal forces raided a house in Morelia, Michoacan, and nabbed Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. But a number of them are still at large. ... Read more»

UA hospital tapped as Ebola treament center

The UA Health Network's hospital on the South Side will be home to a biocontainment unit, ready for the treatment of Ebola and other infectious diseases. The UA system was named by the CDC as one of 55 Ebola treatment centers in the country.... Read more»

GOP lawmakers press bills aimed at cutting incarceration costs, reducing recidivism

Two state lawmakers are aiming to reduce recidivism with bills to provide more support for prisoners transitioning back into society and to allow more monitoring for those found mentally incompetent to stand trial. ... Read more»1

FactCheck

Biden resurrects bogus talking points

Factcheck: Vice President Joe Biden resurrected years-old, Democratic talking points on the Affordable Care Act and U.S. oil production during a recent speech in New Hampshire.... Read more»

Executive action won't solve issue of uninsured immigrants

The president’s proposed immigration action could give millions of unauthorized immigrants the right to stay in the country and work, but it won’t solve their lack of health insurance. ... Read more»

Analysis

Israeli gov't has exaggerated Iranian nuclear threat for years

Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees on the threat posed by Iran. ... Read more»

Arizona firms cautious about net neutrality rules

Arizona technology companies and rural broadband providers expressed concerns about the Internet regulations approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission – partly because they don’t have all the details, which makes the ultimate impact unclear.... Read more»

Capitol roundup: Lawmakers move proposed border fence, remove funding

At the Legislature this week, lawmakers moved forward bills to clarify who controls the Board of Education and to lift the bans on sawed-off shotguns, silencers for firearms and nunchucks, while rejecting a bill banning photo radar enforcement.... Read more»1

Smuggling tunnel in Naco is longest ever located in Tucson Sector

Longer than a football field, a tunnel found in Nogales by federal authorities in February 2014 was the record holder for cross-border smuggling shafts at 481 feet. But that tunnel has to take a back seat to the one found Tuesday, which was measured at 905 feet.... Read more»

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