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H1N1 'swine flu' cases spike in Arizona this flu season

The number of confirmed cases in Arizona has increased 68 percent compared to the previous flu season. "Right now, we are seeing very high levels of flu in the state," said a state epidemiologist.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Balloon payment: County foray into space as dubious as it is inspired

The idea of Pima County Supervisors rocketing into the space biz provides guffaws that write themselves. However, manned spaceflight has been turned over to the private sector and I'll tell you the folks at the Kennedy Space Center weren't laughing at World View. They were eager to rip World View from Tucson and relocate it on the shores of Cape Canaveral. The county's move to keep the company here has been met with hostility, derision and legal threats. I concur and completely disagree. ... Read more»2

First Zika virus case diagnosed in Arizona

The first case of Zika virus in Arizona has been confirmed in a woman who traveled outside the country before returning to Arizona, health officials have confirmed.... Read more»

City Court closed for computer upgrades Fri-Mon

An upgrade to a case database will mean Tucson City Court will not be open until Tuesday, with limited operations until next Wednesday. A transition to a new case management system will mean many old court records will no longer be available online.... Read more»

UA researcher hopes new diabetes drug can curb amputations

Heberprot-P, a drug from Cuba that can speed healing of diabetic lesions, is in the process of being approved for clinical trials. Researcher David Armstrong hopes the University of Arizona will take part in the testing before the end of the year.... Read more»

MVD glitch: Here's how updating your license can cost your vote

We looked into how Pima County's problems in Tuesday's election can be traced back to an influx of infrequent primary voters, and a confusing driver's license form that led to many registrations being switched to "independent" despite voter intentions.... Read more»

Tucson, Phx set to increase joint water conservation effort

Tucson and Phoenix water officials used the of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announced plans Tuesday for a more than five-fold increase in the conservation effort between the two cities.... Read more»

Win: Tickets to sold-out Greenwald screening of 'Citizenfour'

The Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour" is sold out Thursday night at the Loft. The film will be followed by an onstage discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, and you could win a pair of free tickets!... Read more»

Snowden to Skype in for UA's 'Conversation on Privacy'

Centennial Hall will host a powerhouse panel on privacy issues Friday, including a Skype appearance by Edward Snowden. Also appearing will be activist Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, a reporter who will also speak after a screening Thursday night at the Loft.... Read more»

Analysis

FBI’s sudden move in Apple case isn’t really a surprise

After an abrupt “motion to vacate” Monday, the Justice Department has won postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the FBI break into the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.... Read more»

Study indicates 3-D printing could release dangerous toxins

3-D printing clearly has it's benefits, but a recent study has revealed a major concern.... Read more»

Acuña cactus stays on endangered list, SW willow flycatcher faces review

Federal officials Tuesday rejected a request to remove the acuña cactus from the endangered species list, but said they will give further consideration to a petition to delist the Southwestern willow flycatcher.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A look at TEP's 'threat' to solar

Liberal media has been awash with talk about how solar is under attack by utilities. I have no doubt installers like Solar City will lose in the near-term. But I have tremendous doubt that the Corporation Commission can derail the solar-paneled freight train rolling down sustainable tracks.... Read more»1

Sunshine Week commentary

Will the First Amendment survive the information age?

This is Sunshine Week in the U.S., when news organizations spotlight the public’s right to know and size up government openness and access to public records. This year, we should add a more sweeping question to the list: How will the First Amendment survive the dramatic changes in information technology? Complicated disputes are popping up in both predicable and surprising places.... Read more»

Five things you should know about proposed FCC privacy rules

It stops Verizon’s zombie cookie in its tracks, but allows AT&T to keep charging customers extra if they want privacy. ... Read more»

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