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Ducey campaign double reports $1.1 million in contributions

Campaign finance reports summarizing the money raised and spent by Arizona political committees during 2017 show more than $1 million in contributions that have been double reported because of how money raised by Gov. Doug Ducey’s joint fundraising committee has been documented.... Read more»

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Downtown streetcar

Tucson could get federal streetcar help

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to announce Thursday that Tucson will get federal funds to extend the city's streetcar line.... Read more»1


Year of the Tiger: New hope for the 'king of the mountains?'

The residents of this tiny village have always had a difficult relationship with the local predators, the massive tigers they call "king of the mountains." There are fewer than 20 wild tigers left in this remote northern corner of China bordering Siberia, a few miles from North Korea.... Read more»

U.S. Senate race

McCain, Hayworth primary gets off to nasty start

Sen. John McCain and John Hayworth lost no time going after each other in what promises to be a heated Republican primary race for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

Purple Heart

Should severely wounded vets get university tuition break?

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson.... Read more»

Republican Senate primary

Observers: Hayworth taps GOP right but needs money to topple McCain

Former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth will appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, but he’ll need to tap into wallets around the state before he can mount a serious challenge to McCain, political scientists say.... Read more»1


Afghan 'Battle of Marjah' might not live up to hype

Operation Moshtarak, or the Battle of Marjah, has been billed as the decisive operation of the Afghan war — think Stalingrad or the Battle of the Bulge. But after three days of listless fighting, the few dusty square meters in the middle of Helmand may not live up to the hype.... Read more»

Mercado Sonora

In hard times, Mexican 'witchcraft market' sells good fortune

As the country remains stuck in the economic downturn, more and more Mexicans are turning to unorthodox remedies for their money woes. Feeling abandoned and disillusioned, they look to magic powders, potions, soaps and lotions for a helping hand in life.... Read more»

Comic: The Governor's Little Green Men

NY Governor Paterson: 'Somebody is after me!'

The New York Times is rumored to be working on a story that will force New York Governor David Paterson from office. The Governor says someone's out to get him.... Read more»

Cheney backs repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says it's time to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy referring to gays openly serving in the military.... Read more»2

President: Bring 'comprehensive' ideas to health summit

President Obama has told lawmakers to bring "comprehensive" ideas to a health care summit set for Feb. 25.... Read more»

German politics

Germany: How to fight neo-Nazis?

The government of the state of Bavaria has said it will soon request that Germany's highest courts ban the country's largest far-right party, the National Democratic Party, for subverting the tenets of the national constitution.... Read more»

Kozachik meets with downtown business owners

Downtown merchants discussed ideas, complaints, and concerns with City Councilman Steve Kozachik on Friday night at a forum set up by Kozachik’s office.... Read more»

Health care

Polls: People like their health insurance, still want reform

Two polls show a majority of Americans are happy with their health insurance, yet believe the system needs to be changed. ... Read more»

Dalai Lama blackballed from Thailand

In the age of growing Chinese influence, there's a simple measure of a country's willingness to test China's wrath. Will they stamp the Dalai Lama's passport?... Read more»

Republicans send out 'Census' form that's really a fundraiser

An editor at ProPublica received a "Census" form in the mail last week. In big, bold letters at the top it announces, "2010 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CENSUS." But it's not from the Census Bureau. It's actually a survey from the Republican National Committee.... Read more»

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