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Regents hear little opposition to university tuition hike

All three public universities are proposing students charging more to help offset $99 million in state funding cuts for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Some students told the Board of Regents they want to preserve the quality of their education. ... Read more»2

Arivaca residents ask judge to allow closer observation of border checkpoint

As part of a lawsuit against the Border Patrol over claims that agents intentionally blocked an effort to monitor a Southern Arizona checkpoint, Arivaca residents have asked a federal judge to intervene. Hearing arguments Tuesday, the judge said he'll decide whether to issue an injunction soon.... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama and the ‘warmest year on record’

President Barack Obama says that 2014 was “the planet’s warmest year on record.” But that’s not entirely accurate.... Read more»

Education Sup't Douglas announces 'We Are Listening' state tour

The 14-stop 'We Are Listening' tour, which kicks off Thursday in Kingman, is something Diane Douglas has wanted to do since becoming superintendent of public instruction in January, a spokesman said. ... Read more»

300-plus fugitives arrested in statewide sweep

An effort from law enforcement agencies in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties called Operation Justice targeted fugitives wanted for crimes including aggravated assault, drug offenses and homicide. ... Read more»

Supreme Court declines Az fish pedicure case

State officials welcomed the decision, which ended six years of legal wrangling over the Board of Cosmetology's ability to regulate fish pedicures. An official with the Goldwater Institute, which had challenged the board, said it will now take its fight to the Legislature. ... Read more»

Crews ripping into Grant Road repaving

The resufacing of the Midtown stretch of Grant Road is continuing, with crews set to put down new asphalt between Santa Rita and Campbell this week, with night-time intersection work next week.... Read more»

Grijalva staff holding Nogales office hours

Staffers for U.S Rep. Raul Grijalva will meet with CD 3 constituents Wednesday in Nogales, offering help with a variety of federal issues.... Read more»

Children still being strangled by window blind cords

Despite years of talk, kids are still dying because of hazardous cords on window blinds. At least 332 children, most of them under the age of two, have been fatally strangled by window cords over the last 30 years. Another 165 have been injured, including some who suffered permanent brain damage or quadriplegia requiring lifelong care.... Read more»

Rights of victims, defendant pitted in Simcox molestation case

Chris Simcox—Tombstone’s former front man for border vigilantism—is representing himself against charges he sexually molested two kindergarten-age girls. His latest exploits have triggered an Appeals Court showdown between his beliefs that he can question the girls in court and those who believe molestation victims must be protected from harm by the courts.... Read more»1

Activists file initiative to legalize recreational pot in Az

Supporters have until June 2016 to gather the 150,000-plus signatures needed to get the proposed Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act on the ballot. It would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. ... Read more»1

Mexican cartels robbing millions from multinational corporations

When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this month, Canadian pit operator McEwen Mining was left looking at $8.5 million in lost metal.... Read more»

Fury, tears over deferred action at Tucson immigration forum

An immigration forum turned heated Friday night as a group of protesters heckled U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva at Pima Community College. Some walked out, and one man was escorted out of the event by police.... Read more»1

Students can learn about military careers at Academy Day

Local high school students interested in attending a U.S. service academy are invited to Academy Day on Saturday at Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, from 10 a.m. to noon.... Read more»

Notario fraud: Preying on those who seek help with immigration paperwork

This common problem for immigrants is committed by individuals called notarios who falsely claim to have the qualifications to offer legal counsel or file paperwork related to immigration proceedings. As a result, immigrants often find out their paperwork was filed incorrectly, or not at all, after they’ve paid hefty legal fees.... Read more»

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