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Ferguson apples

R.I.P. Michael Brown.... Read more»

Tucson scientist touts 2015 visit to ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto

Tucson scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel Monday talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated when talking about the feud over the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.”... Read more»

Update: Weather Service issues flood warning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning south-central Pima County Monday evening, as well as flash flood watch for western Pima County, including the Tucson Metro area.... Read more»

Man injured in home invasion on Northeast Side

A 20-year-old man suffered a head injury when his home was invaded on the Northeast Side early Monday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

War reporting in the time of the Islamic State

Correspondent James Foley’s execution by the Islamic State forces sober reflection on the perils of front-line coverage.... Read more»

States fill federal vacuum on immigrants

During another year of congressional inaction on immigration, states pushed for more changes at the state level, including opening up access to education for unauthorized immigrants.... Read more»1

The best reporting on California's drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Gun deaths: Twice as many suicides as homicides

Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one.... Read more»

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GOP gov candidates: Bored by the border

It’s time for the Republican Party primary, which means it’s time for candidates to talk about the issues that matter to voters.... Read more»1

Civil rights groups sue to stop 'deportation mill' in New Mexico

Calling a federal facility in New Mexico a “deportation mill,” civil rights groups are suing the federal government, arguing that procedures in the makeshift center harm the asylum claims of those held there.... Read more»

Horne vows to continue 'crusade' vs. Ethnic Studies

During a border security town hall, Arizona AG Tom Horne told the crowd that he would continue to battle against TUSD’s Mexican American Studies program. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was there to support Horne’s bid for reelection and ‘answer questions about illegal immigration or President Obama.’... Read more»5

U.S. now faces threat of U.S.-made weapons in Iraq

Never mind that the vehicle is a boxy, lumbering, second-hand set of wheels with a top speed of just 60 mph. To some of the fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. M1117, aka the Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, has become their favorite ride.... Read more»

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Negative campaigns: Winds of change sweeping from the plain?

While voters consistently self-report that negative advertising is a turn-off, the results say something else. Negative advertising works. It works consistently and well. Candidates who run happy campaigns mostly end up dripping tears on election night. But that didn’t happen in Oklahoma. It didn’t happen in Virginia. And the same dynamic may well be in play here in Arizona.... Read more»

California to Chiapas, climate-change plans could see new life

Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico.... Read more»

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