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Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson primary election

The deadline to register to vote in next month's primary election in Tucson is midnight on Monday, July 31. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

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McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday

Just a week after announcing that he had been diagnosed with a serious brain cancer that is nearly always deadly, U.S. Sen. John McCain will return to Washington, D.C. ... Read more»

Coke smuggler's arrest unravels alleged corruption of ex-Sonora governor

The arrest of an Hermosillo man for firing guns into the air led to the investigation of nearly two dozen members of Sonora's government, unveiling an alleged deal between a businessman and cocaine smuggler to funnel money into the campaign of Gov. Guillermo Padrés in exchange for rigged construction deals.... Read more»

GOP, Democrats spar over best way to save Endangered Species Act

Democrats and Republicans agreed last week that everybody wants to prevent extinction of endangered species – but they differ sharply on how to do that. That was the main issue as the House Natural Resources Committee took up five bills, what Rep. Raul Grijalva called a “weird menu” of measures that would modify the Endangered Species Act in ways he called a “waste of time.”... Read more»

What to know about glioblastoma, the brain cancer afflicting Sen. McCain

Glioblastoma, the cancer U.S. Sen. John McCain was recently diagnosed with, is an aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Learn more about the disease.... Read more»

1.4 million weigh in on Trump’s review of nat'l monuments

An Interior Department review of national monuments has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments, a “phenomenal” number. On the list are the Tucson-area Ironwood Forest monument, the Sonoran Desert monument near Gila Bend, and the Grand Canyon - Parashant and Vermillion Cliffs monuments in Arizona, and nearly two dozen others across the U.S.... Read more»

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Commentary

A get-well card for Sen. John McCain

Tom Walker: I’ve never been friends with Sen. John McCain. Never liked him, never voted for him — not in any of his two congressional races or six U.S. Senate races, which apparently made little difference, since he won all of them handily. But today, I’ve joined in wishing McCain well in his battle against brain cancer.... Read more»

Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

Proposed federal rules that would require mining companies to have cash sufficient to clean up any environmental problems they might cause are “duplicative and unnecessary,” an Arizona environmental official told a House panel Thursday.... Read more»

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

The outpouring of support following this week’s announcement that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor came from the expected Washington heavyweights, including current and former presidents, lawmakers and Cabinet members. It also came from some unexpected sources, as well as untold numbers of regular Americans.... Read more»

Study: Senate bill could give 1.8 million DREAMers path to citizenship

They are called DREAMers, the young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children, and their dream of citizenship got renewed backing Thursday from two prominent senators. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill, introduced the Dream Act 2017.... Read more»

Job growth in Tucson remains sluggish

Metro Tucson in June had 1,900 more people employed than a year earlier, and most of those new jobs were at restaurants and bars. Aerospace, call centers, and financial activities also showed good job growth.... Read more»

Pinal judge appointed to Southern Az appeals court

A judge from Pinal County has been appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, in Tucson. Judge Karl Eppich will take the seat vacated by retiring Judge Joseph Howard, hearing cases from Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place “would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system” and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week.... Read more»

Trump taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force

Arizona election officials had sharp words for President Trump after he suggested that states that are withholding voter information from his commission have something to hide. “We could say the same thing about him,” shot back Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez. “What is he hiding in his taxes?”... Read more»

What happens if McCain resigns?

With U.S. Sen. John McCain facing a diagnosis of malignant brain cancer, what happens to Arizona's Senate seat if he steps down, or dies in office? Complicating the answer is Arizona's other seat — there is the prospect of there being two Senate elections taking place at the same time next year.... Read more»1

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