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VA grant fights veteran homelessness beyond Tucson, Phx areas

Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which has offices in Prescott, Flagstaff and Bullhead City.... Read more»

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Man gets 5 years for tax return scheme

A Tucson man was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a tax return scheme that used stolen identities of disabled people.... Read more»

Chomsky talks language, university investments

Internationally renowned linguist, author and policy pundit Noam Chomsky is visiting the University of Arizona this week to talk about language, education and politics. He’ll give a free talk Wednesday night at Centennial Hall.... Read more»1

Az closer to joining possible $25B foreclosure settlement

Arizona is one of a handful of states that have not yet agreed to a potential $25 billion mortgage settlement for suffering homeowners, but the state hopes to join soon, officials said.... Read more»

Police seek help finding elderly man missing from rehab center

The Tucson Police Department is asking for help finding an elderly man with health problems who was last seen Sunday.... Read more»

Police on hunt for cigarette bandit

The Tucson Police Department is asking for help identifying a serial burglary suspect who may have quite the smoking habit.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson arts celebrate Arizona centennial

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with a conversation with Arizona Representative Vic Williams, candidate for Pima County Supervisor. Then, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Next, New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance stops by to talk about her latest book. Plus, Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor, with her bi-monthly arts report.... Read more»

BP arrests 11, seizes $1.8M in pot, heroin

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 11 suspected drug smugglers and seized more than $1.8 million in marijuana and heroin in five incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

University of Arizona

Regents tap Temple president to lead UA

The Arizona Board of Regents has selected Ann Weaver Hart, the president of Temple University, to lead the University of Arizona. Hart will replace Eugene Sander, who filled in as the UA’s head after Robert Shelton stepped down a year ago.... Read more»

Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking information to WikiLeaks, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the group The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament.... Read more»

McCain irks Chinese with Arab spring remark

Sen. John McCain told a senior Chinese official that it’s only a matter of time before the Arab Spring filters in to China.... Read more»

Obama changes stance on super PACs

President Obama’s campaign announced Tuesday it would be supporting a super PAC founded by two former White House staffers, Priorities USA Action, which says on its website, “We are at the forefront of efforts to draw clear contrasts between progressive policies and those of the far right.”... Read more»

Analysis

What caused this year's deficit?

The federal budget deficit will again exceed $1 trillion this fiscal year, the CBO reported. That news is sure to trigger another round of condemnations from politicians and pundits who have a political or ideological interest in pinning these deficits on the domestic spending policies of President Obama.... Read more»

How the stimulus revived the electric car

One success the Obama administration can claim is the rebirth of the electric car industry in the United States. The question: Will it last?... Read more»

Bain execs spent nearly $5M on Romney campaigns

Current and former Bain Capital executives and their relatives have given about $4.7 million to organizations dedicated to making Romney the next president of the United States, according to a Center for Public Integrity investigation.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Capitol buy-back not a bad idea

Some might say that getting back the capitol buildings’ paper is just symbolic nonsense for the sake of the state’s centennial. And sentiment is a bad reason to pursue any policy. But this is more than a feel-good idea.... Read more»

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