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International exports seen as key to Arizona’s economic future

According to the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Arizona’s exports of merchandise to Mexico totaled $19.4 billion in 2013. That makes Arizona the nation’s fifth-largest exporter to Mexico, trailing only Texas, California, Michigan and Illinois.... Read more»

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OV aims to fill vacant board, commission seats

Oro Valley is accepting applications from its residents for open seats on the town’s boards and commissions.... Read more»

Man gets 6 years in prison for illegal entry into U.S.

A Sonora man was sentenced to more than six years in prison Tuesday for illegally entering the United States after serving a one-year sentence for attempting robbery and being removed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.... Read more»

Voters will learn about judges rulings online

Come election time in 2012, voters will have online access to more information about state appellate judges when they decide whether to retain them, thanks to two new laws.... Read more»1

Navajo leaders clash over control of oil trust

Navajo leaders clashed at a Senate hearing Thursday over who should control a $30 million trust fund for oil and gas royalties after the Utah government gave up control of it in 2008.... Read more»1

Calderon: U.S. dumping Mexican criminals at border

Mexican President Felipe Calderón says the United States is responsible for fueling violence in Mexico’s border areas, because it chooses to deport criminals, rather than prosecute them.... Read more»4

Gaddafi's capture: Exclusive video shows moment Libyan dictator found

Updated with commentary: In this exclusive footage obtained on the scene by Tracey Shelton of GlobalPost, Col. Muammar Gaddafi is caught by fighters for the new Libyan government. (Warning: Extremely graphic footage)... Read more»

Deportations in '11 set record for 3rd straight year

Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration.... Read more»1

Citations continue at Occupy Tucson

For the fifth night in a row, demonstrators at Occupy Tucson were ticketed for refusing to leave downtown’s Armory Park. 37 were arrested and cited on Wednesday night, said a police spokesman.... Read more»3

Analysis

GOP field shies away from insurance mandate history

In the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged, apparently in an unguarded moment, that a core element of “ObamaCare,” the requirement that all Americans be enrolled in either a private or public health insurance plan, was a proposal originated by the Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank.... Read more»

Oldest weapon in America identified

A spear tip embedded in a mastodon bone indicates that humans were hunting in North America 13,800 years ago – 800 years earlier than previously thought.... Read more»1

Hugo Chavez says he's cancer-free

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country after five days in Cuba for medical tests and told supporters Thursday that he is cancer-free.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents seize 1,118 pounds of pot in 3 incidents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,118 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents on Wednesday, including 66 pounds stashed inside a pickup’s gas tank.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rosemont meetings off to a rocky start

Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll weighs in on the ongoing Rosemont Mine controversy Thursday on Buckmaster. Plus, comet discoverer David Levy, Councilwoman Shirley Scott, and Robert Knight and Julie Sasse of the Tucson Museum of Art.... Read more»

Gaddafi dead: Exclusive video captures last moments

The capture of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, found cowering in a stormwater drain, marked a sudden and surprising end to the Libyan revolution on Thursday. In video footage captured on the mobile phone of 21-year-old Ali Algadi, Gaddafi is seen being dragged from his hiding place, bloodied and dazed. (Warning: graphic footage)... Read more»

Maternal deaths plague Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, the lifetime risk of maternal death is one in 320, according to UNICEF. That’s almost seven times higher than in the United States.... Read more»

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