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Seeking more impact at polls, Az groups working to register Hispanics

With the general election approaching, Mi Familia Vota and 11 other organizations that are part of the coalition One Arizona are trying to get Hispanics to commit to voting and get them on the permanent early ballot list. Their goal: turning this demographic’s numbers – an estimated 30.3 percent of all Arizonans – into voting power.... Read more»1

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CBP seizes 36 lbs. of heroin in Nogales

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine discovered stashed in an SUV dashboard on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»

Tucson partners with Phoenix to ensure water supply

As Lake Mead hits its lowest point in almost 85 years, Arizona’s two largest cities are taking steps to bank water for a not-so-rainy day. Phoenix and Tucson have formed a partnership that will store excess water from Phoenix’s Central Arizona Project allotment in Tucson.... Read more»

Ebola unlikely in Arizona, but state is ready

With Texas seeing the nation’s first case of the Ebola virus, which is often fatal, health officials say Arizona has the right procedures in place in the unlikely event that a case turns up here.... Read more»

$1.6M truckload of pot found in Nogales search

Customs officials searching a tractor-trailer at a Nogales port of entry Tuesday discovered 145 bales of marijuana hidden behind a false wall. A 24-year-old Mexican man was arrested for attempting to smuggle the 3,300 pounds of pot, estimated to be worth about $1.67 million, authorities said.... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Superintendent candidates present different visions for Common Core

The two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction have strikingly different visions for the future of the Common Core State Standards in Arizona.... Read more»

Texas solar manufacturer ramps up production

Texas’ biggest solar panel manufacturing plant is ramping up production. It’s part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.... Read more»

Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

A federal judge Tuesday upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on adding new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, rejecting a claim by a coalition of mining industry groups that the move is a violation of their rights.... Read more»

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Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

CBP seizes $317K in cocaine in San Luis

A Yuma-area man was arrested for trying to smuggle 30 pounds of cocaine worth about $317,000 through the San Luis Port of Entry on Monday.... Read more»

Sheriff seeks 2 men in cigarette and liquor theft

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men who stole liquor and cigarettes from a Northeast Side convenience store on Sept. 4.... Read more»

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Gun Wars

Women an emerging force in defending firearms

More women than ever before own guns. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. Women have also become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.... Read more»

Immigrant sanctuary movement may move to Texas

Patterned after a movement in the 1980s, a multistate effort urging churches and other places of worship to provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants began this month. The effort could come to Texas, where some leaders say such shelter is already being provided.... Read more»

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