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CDC: Adults more likely to smoke marijuana than teens

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that middle-aged parents are more likely to smoke marijuana than their teenage children.... Read more»

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Habemas papam Franciscum

First non-European pope in 1,200 years named after St. Francis

For only the second time in history, the Roman Catholic Church is headed by a man not from Europe. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday, the second day of a papal conclave. Naming himself after Francis of Assisi, the new pope is also the first Jesuit to be elected to the Throne of St. Peter.... Read more»7

Tucson tech could eye border from on high

Anchored within proposals for a new national immigration policy is a call for more high-tech security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Parts of that technology – including an 80-foot tower bristling with sensors and cameras – could be developed and tested at the UA Science and Technology Park. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Appeals court says gov't must respect voters

Governments can't induce voters to approve a bond measure for one purpose only to spend the money on another, unapproved purpose. "To hold otherwise," declared the court, "makes this constitutional guarantee illusory."... Read more»

Comic:

Kelly rifle buy riles right

Didja hear? Mark Kelly bought an AR-15. And the right wing went ape.... Read more»1

John Bolton forms super PAC

John Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador under President George W. Bush and a leading conservative voice on foreign policy issues, will lead a pair of newly formed political action committees, including a super PAC. ... Read more»

Factcheck

GOP budget revives ‘Obamacare’ claims

The release of the House GOP budget by Rep. Paul Ryan has sparked a resurgence of false and misleading claims about the Affordable Care Act, which the budget seeks to largely repeal.... Read more»

Judge enters not guilty plea for accused Aurora gunman

Accused Aurora shooter James Holmes is due to stand trial on Aug. 5 after a Colorado judge entered a guilty plea on his behalf.... Read more»

For a new pope, issues of a global church

The reality of the global church is much larger than concerns bearing down on Princes of the Church, or social forces driving polarization of the church in Western countries, such as the priest shortage, celibacy, women’s ordination and gay rights.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Sequester cuts are not harmful to your health

Listening to the Obama administration’s recent claims about how the sequester is going to affect the Department of Health and Human Services, you might be tempted to think that this sequester threatens your personal health.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Brewer unveils Medicaid expansion bill

An interview with Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the UA-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, state Rep. Ethan Orr with an update from the Legislature, and Betsy Bruce, president of the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.... Read more»

Gun control

Q&A: After Sandy Hook, people 'simply cannot walk away'

An interview with an expert on gun violence, who's backing the push for universal background checks.... Read more»

Primary election Tuesday in S. Tucson, Sahuarita, Marana

Tuesday is primary election day in three communities around the Tucson area. Voters in Marana, Sahuarita and South Tucson can still drop off ballots; it's too late to mail them in.... Read more»

Analysis

Afghanistan: Should we stay or should we go?

Analysis: As Karzai insinuates Washington-Taliban collusion, fault lines deepen in an already troubled relationship.... Read more»

Shakeup proposed for Mexican TV, phone markets

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has sent a long-awaited telecommunications reform bill to Congress that proposes to shake up the TV and telephone markets. The proposed legislation could threaten Carlos Slim’s status as the world’s richest man.... Read more»

Survey: Women business owners in Az see hiring, growth

Almost half of female business owners in Arizona look to hire and expand their companies in the next five years, a new survey shows. The optimistic report comes as new national figures showed the jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in February, the lowest in four years.... Read more»

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