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Ducey signs controversial abortion bill

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would require physicians to tell women that a medication abortion procedure can be reversed. It also will bar any health care exchange from providing coverage for abortions except in cases of rape and incest. ... Read more»

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Study: Mexico/U.S. immigration at a 'standstill'

The net number of illegal immigrants from Mexico migrating to the U.S. has dropped to zero, and perhaps even lower, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center said. Nearly a million fewer undocumented immigrants lived here in 2011 than in 2007.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Primer: SB 1070 heads to Supreme Court this week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws.... Read more»

Brewer touts pro-SB 1070 poll, ignores faulty wording

Gov. Jan Brewer touted Monday a Fox News survey that showed national support for SB 1070, but overlooked a poll question that misstated the law's effect.... Read more»

Fact check

Calif. group inflates numbers in immigration ad

An ad from a group called Californians for Population Stabilization claims controlling immigration is "part of the solution" to global warming.... Read more»

TUSD parents urged to register for fall school bus service

Tucson Unified School District has kicked off its Get on the Bus campaign to remind parents they have until May 15 to register their children for school transportation for the 2012-2013 school year.... Read more»

Poll: Obama/Romney race a toss-up in Arizona

Arizona voters who've made up their minds are evenly split between President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but 18 percent remain undecided, a poll released Monday said.... Read more»

Tribal officials seek flexibility with energy resources

Tribal leaders Thursday pushed for greater input on government decisions over “fracking" and stressed the importance of eliminating red tape from energy resources programs on Indian lands.... Read more»

Local First effort expands to Spanish-speaking community

Local First Arizona is trying to reach Spanish speakers through Fuerza Local — Spanish for Local Force — in an effort to attract more shoppers from the Latino community to buy locally.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Glendale busts budget, plans to raise taxes

How do you close a $35 million budget gap? Perhaps the better question is why that hole was dug in the first place. One answer for the City of Glendale is hockey.... Read more»

Guest opinion

4th Ave., Downtown mom-and-pops need you to mind their business

With the pressures of streetcar construction, if you love Tucson and all the unique businesses that make us so darn special, it is more important than ever to support our mom-and-pop places on 4th Avenue and in Tucson's downtown proper. ... Read more»3

Isabel Mercedes Celis

Search continues for missing 6-year-old girl

Family, friends and supporters attended a vigil Sunday night for missing 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis, who was reported missing from her Midtown home on Saturday morning.... Read more»

Big media lobbies against transparency

Many of the country’s biggest media companies are fighting against a government initiative to increase transparency of political spending.... Read more»

Oro Valley names new town manager

Oro Valley Town Council appointed Greg Caton as new town manager on Wednesday. Caton had served as interim town manager for 10 months.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Man gets 57 months for being in U.S. illegally

A 33-year-old Mexican man with a prior human-smuggling conviction was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.... Read more»

Chlamydia report has good news, bad news for Az

A national survey suggests that more young women in Arizona are getting tested for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, but data for the latest year available showed that fewer than half of those in this group were tested.... Read more»

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