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What the Devil won't tell you

Call center cheers show Council sloth on economy

The bad news about Comcast's new call center is that it remains good news after a quarter-century of failed economic development. When are we going to stop making excuses and coming up with plans to make plans to study things? It's time to get angry.... Read more»1

TEP: Transformer failure cuts power for 19,000 Wednesday night

A substation transformer failure left thousands of customers in the Catalina Foothills and Midtown Tucson without electricity Wednesday night, according to TEP officials.... Read more»2

Phoenix mayor touts city’s successes, warns of need to fight for water rights

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a Washington panel Tuesday that Arizona is in a fight to make sure other states, particularly California, don’t take water “that rightfully belongs to the people of Arizona.”... Read more»

6 tips to protect your digital communications from prying eyes

In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, there are still some things you can do to keep your communications private—and not all of it is high-tech. ... Read more»

Supreme Court gives thumbs-down to Tucson inventor of Spider-Man toy

The Supreme Court ruled against the Tucson inventor of a Spider-Man toy Monday, saying Marvel Enterprises no longer has to pay him royalties. Stephen Kimble had argued that a previous court ruling, cutting off royalty payments after a patent expires, is outdated and anti-competitive and needs to be overturned.... Read more»1

Appeals court upholds use of GPS evidence in border arrest trial

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a Google Earth map generated from GPS coordinates of an arrest was not hearsay and could be admitted in the trial of a man accused of entering the country illegally.... Read more»

Killing the Colorado

The Az power plant fueling America's drought

Arizona's Navajo Generating Station, the West's largest power plant, is consuming 22,000 tons of coal and emitting 44,000 tons of carbon dioxide each day, in large part to deliver Arizona’s water. ... Read more»

Love a rainy night ... A monsoon playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»2

55,000 federal workers in Az wait to see if personal data was taken

Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack.... Read more»

Cancer risks high for firefighters, even higher for minorities

A new study has found that firefighters have a greater than average risk of developing some types of cancer, and that black and Latino firefighters face the highest risk of all.... Read more»

Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released last week.... Read more»

Power out overnight for thousands on West, NW sides

If you woke up with your clock flashing the incorrect time, here's why: Electricity was out for more than 9,200 Tucson Electric Power customers at some point Monday morning, with several areas on the West and Northwest sides losing power around 2:30 a.m. TEP said the utility was "gathering information" about the outages.... Read more»

101 degrees: Tucson tops triple digits

For the first time this year, Tucson's high temperature topped the century mark, with the National Weather Service recording 101 degrees.... Read more»

Crater on moon named for late Tucson scientist

Elisabetta "Betty" Pierazzo, a leading expert in the modeling of impact crater formation who worked at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, now has one of those craters named after her. Pierazzo Crater, on the far side of the moon, is nine kilometers wide, with debris spread more than 450 kilometers from its rim.... Read more»

Factchecking Jeb Bush on climate change

Jeb Bush claimed that the science is unclear as to how much humans contribute to global warming. ... Read more»

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