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Grijalva keeps resisting in Southwestern Arizona

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»

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India: Incest, or star-crossed love?

When an Indian court handed down the death sentence to five family members for murdering a young couple who'd married in violation of an arcane incest taboo, women's rights activists hailed the decision. But now a new challenge from the village councils that order such killings threatens to bring more violence.... Read more»

Cunningham appointed to Tucson City Council

Ward 2 has a new council member: Paul Cunningham. In a unanimous vote, the council appointed Cunningham, 36, to the seat left vacant when Rodney Glassman resigned to seek the Democratic nod for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Pakistan raids shed light on Times Square bomber

Security officials moved swiftly in Karachi to round up as many as eight associates of Faisal Shahzad, the American citizen of Pakistani origin who faces terrorism charges after admitting his role in a failed car-bomb attack Saturday night in Times Square.... Read more»

Bar association pressured to cancel Phoenix conference

The American Bar Association is being pressured to cancel its conference set for next week in Phoenix.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Crime argument used on both sides of immigration debate

Supporters of Arizona's new immigration law say it's designed to reduce crime in the state, but opponents say just the opposite will occur.... Read more»

More malarkey about health care

We’ve seldom seen a piece of legislation so widely misrepresented, and misunderstood, as the new health care law. No wonder people are confused. And even now the misrepresentations continue. ... Read more»

Poll: Independents' support of Democrats slipping

Support for Democrats by independents on several issues has slipped in the past year, according to a poll by a conservative research group.... Read more»

Glassman campaign banks $500k

Rodney Glassman announced Tuesday that he has raised more than $500,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in the three weeks since he declared his candidacy. The fine print: half of that sum is from Glassman's own wallet. ... Read more»

Banking scandal: 'Why haven't we seen any convictions yet?'

There is growing evidence that fraud was at the heart of the current financial crisis. But so far, no high-level bank executives have been hauled off to jail. ... Read more»

Health care reform

Polls show shift on health care reform

55 percent of Americans rate the nation's health care system as good or excellent, compared with 44 percent in February and 35 percent when President Obama first proposed his health care legislation.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Oil spill cleanup

Oil spills happen with enough regularity that there's a set protocol in place to deal with them. And what's a few hundred million dead animals when it means the coordinated cooperation of men working toward one united goal?... Read more»

Election 2010

Brewer holds lead in latest governor poll

Gov. Jan Brewer's lead in the Republican primary for governor is holding, and her chances look even better now the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he's not running.... Read more»

No from Sheriff Joe: Arpaio won't run for governor

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County for five terms, announced he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor Monday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: 'Angel Thunder' perfects art of rescue

Angel Thunder, an international training exercise based in Southern Arizona, helps our service members hone the skills they need to bring aid to areas devastated by natural disasters and to rescue American and coalition troops wounded in battle or downed behind enemy lines.... Read more»

SB 1070

Calls for boycott not affecting Az border businesses

A call to boycott Arizona in the wake of its new immigration policy might not be practical, say border-area residents. But a travel advisory issued by the Mexican government might be slowing sales at Nogales businesses.... Read more»1

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