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Arizona becoming a popular place for Olympic hopefuls to train

A string of athletes from Arizona has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of Arizona. That has started to change.... Read more»

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Deferred action requests continue to rise in 4th month

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security', for the fourth time, data on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Today there are an estimated 950,000 people who are immediately eligible to submit a request under the program. And in just four months, a remarkable 39 percent of these aspiring Americans have had a request accepted.... Read more»

Joe Biden to head White House gun control effort

Vice President Joe Biden has been tapped by President Barack Obama to lead the White House's effort to address gun control in the United States.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Az's long-range water outlook

Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine; plus, a newsmaker interview with David Modeer, general manager of the Central Arizona Project, and Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster Show education contributor.... Read more»

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Please join us for a celebration of whatever it is you/we celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 221st birthday of the Bill of Rights, or maybe the antepenultimate day before the end of the world, or the impending third birthday of TucsonSentinel.com. We look forward to seeing you, and raising a glass to the season and to our freedoms — especially a free press. ... Read more»

Az workplace-safety efforts focus primarily on construction

Employees in Arizona’s hotel industry are about as likely to be injured on the job as construction workers, but workplace inspections conducted by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health focus mostly on construction.... Read more»

D-Day for AT&T 4G LTE in 520

AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network to Tucson, the company said. The mobile network has the potential for speeds up to 10 times that of 3G networks. Competitor Verizon rolled out its Tucson-area 4G network in August 2011, and expanded it to Marana and Vail a few months ago.... Read more»

Mexican prison break attempt leaves 17 dead

Eleven prisoners and six wardens were killed in a shootout during an attempted prison break in the northern state of Durango.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD Board faces big decisions

An interview with new TUSD Governing Board member Kristel Foster. Then, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. plus an update from Bill Carnegie, head of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

While not illegal, it's really hard to own a gun in Israel

Without coming right out and saying so, Israeli authorities have instituted a policy of making it as difficult as possible to own a gun.... Read more»

Key convictions overturned in killing by New Orleans police

A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of two former New Orleans police officers imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors' efforts to hold police accountable for misconduct before and after the storm.... Read more»

FAQ: Grandfathered health plans

You’ve probably read a lot about how the Affordable Care Act is going to change health insurance, but does it all apply to you? If you get your insurance from your employer, there’s a very good chance that you are in a "grandfathered plan," and that means some of the changes do not affect you — yet.... Read more»

TSA to commission independent study of X-ray body scanners

The Transportation Security Administration will have the National Academy of Sciences study the health effects of X-ray body scanners used in airports.... Read more»

Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary

American nuns, working at a shelter for migrants in Nogales, Son., are under a Vatican investigation into a “prevalence of certain radical feminist themes."... Read more»

We’ve nationalized the home mortgage market. Now what?

The home loan market was nationalized in a slapdash fashion and is now riven by conflicts of interest and competing goals. To solve it, a consensus is forming to head down the path of the least resistance but greatest risk.... Read more»

NRA clout still formidable

The National Rifle Association is keeping silent in response to calls for gun control measures in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Yet the massive trail of political money spent by the group shows the potent force any proposals for new restrictions will likely face when the anger and dismay over the shootings recede.... Read more»

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