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Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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Lawmaker: Sales tax holiday would boost Az economy

Eliminating state sales tax over two upcoming holiday weekends would encourage Arizonans to make more purchases and also serve as a thank you, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

McCain holding Green Valley town hall Tuesday

U.S. Sen. John McCain will hold a town hall in Green Valley on Tuesday morning.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Brewer: Look to past leaders on Presidents Day

Our greatest presidents put our country's hopes and dreams before their own. They demonstrated dignity and statesmanship even through the darkest of hours, and we felt assured under their leadership.... Read more»

Holiday closings

What's open, what's closed on Presidents Day

Monday is Presidents Day; some businesses and government offices are closed, while local school districts are holding classes.... Read more»

Think again

Mainstream media gobbling up conservative crazies

The sad truth is that this nonsense is introduced into the media ecosystem by right-wing reality-denying sources, and it almost always makes its way into the mainstream media—often going unchallenged. ... Read more»1

New docs shed light on scandal that shadowed Pope Benedict

Documents released Friday by a Rhode Island judge provide a new window into the internal workings of the disgraced Legion of Christ, a religious order of priests whose founder was revealed to have sexually abused seminarians and fathered children by at least two women.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist: American Airlines/US Airways

The big merger: Az's business climate needs change

Here's Arizona's "positive business climate" at work: The combined American Airlines/US Airways will move its headquarters to Dallas-Fort Worth. That pretty much says it all. This is a devastating loss for Phoenix and its competitiveness. It will affect Sky Harbor much more seriously and negatively than anyone wants to imagine.... Read more»

Obama says we need to fix voting lines. But how?

At last week's State of the Union address, Michelle Obama was joined by 102-year-old Desiline Victor, who, like many in Florida and elsewhere, waited hours to vote on Election Day. "By the way," Obama said in his election speech. "We have to fix that." But how to fix it remains unclear.... Read more»

Analysis

How do you solve a problem like (North) Korea?

Five questions with MIT professor Jim Walsh on what North Korea's nuclear detonation means for China, the US and global security.... Read more»

More pet owners eligible for free spay/neuter services

Under AWASA's expanded Pet Fix program, government assisted pet owners can get free spay/neuter surgeries for up to two animals per month at participating clinics. ... Read more»

Border Roundup: BP abuse allegations; agency email denies interviews

Lawmakers debate border security, Border Patrol faces scrutiny, reporters discuss immigration reporting and a glimpse into policies on deportation, driver's licences and trade... Read more»

Deputies: Missing woman with Alzheimer's found

A 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease, who was last seen walking away barefoot from her Northwest Side home around 10 p.m. Friday, was found Saturday morning.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Require CPR training for junior high, high school students

SB 1337, authored by Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, has won endorsements from the Senate Appropriation Committee and Senate Education Committee. The measure would require public schools and charter schools to have each student receive CPR training at least once between seventh and 12th grades.... Read more»

Supporters of Casa Grande Ruins monument expansion look to Congress

An ancient Hohokam farming community and burial sites lie beneath 146 acres of farmland just west of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Because only about 18 inches of earth are disturbed for farming, the archaeological history isn’t threatened, said Karl Cordova, superintendent at the monument.... Read more»

Tribes see greater sovereignty under Obama, but still have a long way to go

Indian Country made huge strides toward flexing its sovereign authority during President Barack Obama’s first term but it still has a long way to go, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday.... Read more»

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