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I-10 ramps at Valencia to close next week

On and off-ramps for Interstate 10 will be closed by paving work on Valencia Road next week. ... Read more»

Activists pursue private abortion details using public records laws

Across the country, those who support abortion rights and those who oppose them are feuding in court over how much information should be disclosed about women undergoing abortions.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on birthright citizenship

Donald Trump was off base with his claim that Mexico does not have a birthright citizenship policy like the U.S. Although the two countries use different terminology, the two policies are actually very similar.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

The GOP Trump card

Donald Trump kicked out reporter Jorge Ramos from a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday. As Ramos tried to question Trump on immigration, the Donald told him to "go back to Univision," keeping it classy as only he can. After the tweets directed at Megyn Kelly, Ramos may want to avoid the Internet for the following few days.... Read more»

Uncontested primaries mean no surprises in Tucson voting

With not a single contested race on the ballot, combined with Tucson's vote-by-mail system, primary day was about as anti-climactic as an election can possibly be. Tuesday, City Council candidates barely even worked to turn out the vote, knowing their electoral fates had already been sealed in envelopes days or weeks ago.... Read more»

Photos: Inside the historic Pima County Courthouse

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... Read more»1

U.S., Mexico open first new rail link in over a century

The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said.... Read more»

Mexican gov't files brief in Texas birth certificate case

The denial of birth certificates to U.S. citizen children born to immigrant parents not only jeopardizes their dignity and well-being, but could threaten the unique relationship between Mexico and Texas, the Mexican government said in a brief filed Monday. ... Read more»

Parents demand marijuana treatment for epileptic kids

An ever-growing lobby of tenacious parents are pushing politicians to legalize medical marijuana for children with epilepsy and other serious conditions. ... Read more»

Jeb Bush: Term 'anchor babies' not derogatory, describes fraud

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday said his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe U.S.-born children of non-citizen parents was taken out of context and not derogatory, saying he was referring solely to activity he views as fraudulent.... Read more»

Council Democrats swamping GOP challengers in money race

At least thus far in the races for Tucson's City Council, the GOP isn't the party of big money. The slate of incumbent Democrats are easily raising more campaign cash than their Republican challengers — three to six times as much.... Read more»

Federal pot ban leaves states to craft their own MMJ rules

Every state regulates medical marijuana differently. The result is wide disparities across the country, including everything from lab testing to costs. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

It's in the contract: Mayor & Council have cards to play in Sun Tran strike

Sun Tran refusing to negotiate has to stop. Sure, be tough. But we have an issue with management twiddling their thumbs in an air-conditioned office, while people are stranded without a bus service they need because in this low-wage town, not everyone can afford cars. There are ways to make them talk that no one is talking about.... Read more»2

Tribes wait to jump into weed rush

While Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize marijuana on tribal lands, many are concerned about possible repercussions from the government. ... Read more»

Renewed immigration debate follows Cruz to Iowa State Fair

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, eats a pork chop sandwich Friday at the Iowa State Fair. Cruz fielded questions throughout his trip to the fair about real estate mogul Donald Trump's controversial immigration proposals.... Read more»

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