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300 lbs. of meth among $1.8M in seizures at Nogales ports

Nogales-area customs officers seized nearly $1.8 million in drugs over the past week, including 25 pounds of heroin, 29 pounds of cocaine and more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine — with 152 pounds of liquid meth seized in a single case, authorities said. ... Read more»

Full 9th Circuit to take another look at Tucson elections

A full panel of appeals court judges will review Tucson's municipal elections system, officials said Wednesday. In June, an 11-member panel will hear oral argument over the city's appeal of an earlier decision by three judges that held Tucson's elections to be unconstitutional.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on Obamacare rates

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed, for months, that premiums under the Affordable Care Act are “going up 35, 45, 55 percent.”... Read more»

Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to protect 1.7M acres at Grand Canyon

Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva on Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process. ... Read more»

Defense budget bill includes funding for D-M, Ft. Huachuca

A defense budget bill introduced in the U.S. House includes full funding for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call aircraft at Davis-Monthan, and support for missions at Ft. Huachuca. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said the provisions were a "big victory for Southern Arizonans and our national defense."... Read more»

States trying to bridge care gap for traumatized vets

Many of the hundreds of thousands of veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder are going without the help they need, which is prompting several states to step in.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Prop. 124: A short take on a bad idea and a good ballot measure

Proposition 124, ladies and gentleman, is the constitutional equivalent of removing the beer goggles that led to an unfortunate face tattoo devoted to a one-night stand during a raging party in 1998.... Read more»

BP: Busy weekend nets nearly $1.2M in marijuana, 9mm pistol

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana and a 9mm pistol in two separate incidents this weekend, authorities said. Agents also arrested six men, two connected with a smuggling incident near Elgin, and four others hiding in a trailer outside of Amado. ... Read more»

U.S. agencies split over fingerprinting parents of child immigrants

U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart.... Read more»

Texas Democrats file FEC complaint against Ted Cruz

Texas Democrats have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz violated federal election law.... Read more»

Could Donald Trump change journalism for the better?

Journalists, as chroniclers of the political system, are confronted with a dilemma. How should journalists cover Trump’s candidacy? Can they – and should they – be objective? Objectivity is a much misunderstood concept and is too often uncritically mythologized as central to American journalistic practice.... Read more»1

Delayed: Final paving on I-10 between Tucson and Benson

As the final paving work on a 17-miles stretch of Interstate 10 rolls out over the next five weeks, drivers should be aware that trips between Tucson and Benson could take a bit longer than normal. Monday, officials announced that work would be pushed back until warmer temperatures arrive.... Read more»

McCain, Kirkpatrick blast EPA over Gold King spill

U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick are accusing the EPA of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.... Read more»

Mexico hampered probe into apparent student massacre, panel says

A panel of international experts on Sunday accused Mexico's government of undermining their probe into the fate of 43 trainee teachers apparently massacred in 2014, the most notorious human rights case in Mexico in recent years. ... Read more»

Mexican human rights defenders say they are target of smear campaign

With the release of a report investigating a student massacre in 2014, its authors and other human rights advocates fear attempts to pre-empt the findings and discredit the work. ... Read more»

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