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Will deal solve Mexico’s vigilante problem?

The rise of thousands of vigilantes bearing assault rifles to rout a drug cartel in Michoacan state has presented President Enrique Peña Nieto with a policy nightmare. Attacking the vigilantes is unpopular and morally questionable. But tolerating these gun-wielding militias, who are manning checkpoints, detaining suspects and swarming on towns, shows a breakdown of the basic rule of law.... Read more»

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Bloomberg on guns: It's war!

Now a private citizen, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million on gun control this year.... Read more»

Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

The People’s Majority super PAC advertises itself with lofty goals. “We are the only super PAC dedicated to the research, development and enhancement of motivating conservatives to the polls,” it proclaims on its website. “No dinners, no pictures with VIPs, no shirts or yard signs here. People’s Majority uses every penny of your contribution to identify and motivate low-turnout voters on Election Day.” Well, not every penny.... Read more»

Why is this Common Core math problem so hard? Supporters respond to quiz that went viral

It may be the first time a math problem has gone viral on the Internet.... Read more»

Focus on marketplace enrollment overlooks millions who bought private insurance

Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is exceedingly complicated.... Read more»

Tucson Water holding public info meetings

As part of Water Awareness Month, Tucson Water is holding a series of public information sessions throughout April.  Thursday night, Ward 4 City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will host experts from the city utility as they deliver presentations on Tucson’s water sources, drought preparation and water quality.... Read more»

TPD arrest suspect in Midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police have arrested a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults that took place from January through April in the area of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road.... Read more»

Thai men dressing up like Mexican gangsters, it's a thing

They look like Cholos. But appearances are about all these young Thai men have adopted from the notoriously fierce Mexican American subculture.... Read more»

Test-driving the new Common Core exams

Millions of American students this spring are piloting new online standardized tests linked to the Common Core State Standards, which will debut next year in states that have adopted the standards. You can, too.... Read more»

American-style health care system pushed in Canada

Canadian prime minister pushing free market principles for single-payer system.... Read more»

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Top 5 reasons why immigration reform means more tax revenues

Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.... Read more»

Ex-Phx mayor again pushing top-two primaries

With independents now Arizona’s largest voting bloc, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson says he’ll push again to establish primary elections that have the top two vote-getters advancing regardless of party. He says the change would boost participation.... Read more»

Photos: Blood moon over Bisbee

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as a “blood moon” — cast a red hue in the sky Monday night.... Read more»

Arizona’s long-term water future: Balancing growth and drought

Residents of the Sun Corridor stretching through Phoenix and Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without any doubt that the state’s most precious resource will be there. But are Arizonans ready for the conversations required to keep water flowing?... Read more»

Kozachik holding city budget roundtable Tuesday

A Tuesday evening roundtable discussion of next year’s city budget, hosted by Councilman Steve Kozachik, will include the mayor and two other council members, as well as city staffers and time for public input.... Read more»1

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