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Police ask for public's help finding Oro Valley woman missing for a week

A 63-year-old woman from Oro Valley has not been seen by her friends and family since last Monday, and police are asking the public to be on the lookout for her. Sheryl Forte may be driving a blue Lincoln Town Car, Arizona plate 289-HMS, authorities said.... Read more»

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McCain holding town hall in Oro Valley on Thursday

U.S. Sen. John McCain will hold a town hall Thursday in Oro Valley. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at BASIS Oro Valley, 11155 N. Oracle Rd.... Read more»

In debate over Redskins name, is ‘R-word’ for racism or respect?

Amanda Blackhorse is outraged when she thinks of the Washington Redskins, a team whose name and mascot are deeply offensive to the Navajo woman. But she is also saddened at the thought that in the Navajo Nation, Red Mesa High School uses the name for its sports teams as well.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Doug Ducey ponders run for Az governor

An interview with Doug Ducey, Arizona state treasurer, on a run for governor. Also, Buckmaster environment contributor Mitch Tobin talks about his new website EcoWest. Plus, the launch of a new monthly segment focusing on your medication and how to take control of your healthcare with Dr. Ray Woosley, former UA College of Medicine dean and creator of CredibleMeds.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on vets, Evans on bombings

Interviews with Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, Tucson Hispanic Chamber President Lea Marquez Peterson, and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

The power of the gun lobby is rooted in multiple factors, among them the pure passion of many gun owners, the NRA’s ability to motivate its most fervent members to swarm their representatives, and the lobby’s ability to get out the vote. Lawmakers' fear may not be justified, but recent votes reveal that it still exists.... Read more»

Law will apply military experience to professional licenses

Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, thought about leaving the Marine Corps in the ’80s to drive trucks until he learned his military license wouldn’t apply toward a commercial driver’s license.... Read more»

Analysis

Obama's Mexico trip: What they probably won't say, but should

Analysis: Obama and Mexico's Peña Nieto will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about the countries' glaring drug war failures?... Read more»

Father-in-law of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested

Mexican authorities have arrested the father-in-law of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, striking a personal blow to Mexico's most-wanted man.Ines Coronel Barreras was captured by federal police in a house in Agua Prieta, Sonora, "without taking a single shot."... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror

Guantanamo

President Obama again vowed to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. ... Read more»

Obituary

D-M pays tribute to pararescueman killed in Afghanistan

Over the weekend, the 943rd Rescue Group memorialized the life of a fallen pararescueman who was killed in Afghanistan on April 6 while working as a civilian security contractor. The memorial Saturday included family and friends of Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas L. McCaskill, 306th Rescue Squadron PJ.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Update on Arizona's new WWII monument

An interview with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, plus certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson previewed the May 7 Head Over Heels: Southern Arizona Women's Conference, and Margaret Regan, arts editor of the Tucson Weekly, had the bi-monthly Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

Lawmakers, advocates push to keep Mental Health First Aid

Much like CPR training, the free 12-hour Mental Health First Aid class, taught over two days, teaches how to recognize and react when someone experiences anything from an eating disorder to thoughts of suicide. Despite what officials and advocates call a successful start, Arizona’s program could end in the next few months, and the Legislature has thus far failed to provide funding. (with video)... Read more»

Syria: Horrific chemical weapons attack probably wasn’t chemicals

A recent strike in Aleppo led Syrians to think chemical warfare had broken out. But a closer analysis reveals something different.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: JTED's track record; legislative update

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, our City Hall commentator; Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2); Inside Tucson Business columnist and former City Councilwoman Carol West; plus Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker and JTED Governing Board Member Bob Schlanger.... Read more»

Workers Memorial Day commemoration calls for safer workplaces

In an annual commemoration of Workers Memorial Day at the State Capitol, a Democratic lawmaker called Monday for more rights and safer conditions for workers.... Read more»

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