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Douglas: No cuts - yet - over TUSD ethnic studies

State schools chief Diane Douglas will not cut the budget of TUSD over allegations that it's Ethnic Studies program violates Arizona law, she said Tuesday. The state will continue to monitor the district's culturally-relevant courses, she said. TUSD faced a possible 10 percent cut to its state funding —about $14 million.... Read more»

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Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

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

McSally, Grijalva vote 'aye' as Congress approves clean DHS funding

Department of Homeland Security workers, including Border Patrol agents, will be paid for another year, as Congress voted 257-167 on Tuesday to fund the agency, ending a dispute over controversial amendments that would have blocked funding for Presdient Obama's recent executive actions on immigration.... Read more»1

High court grills both sides in Arizona redistricting case

Supreme Court justices grilled both sides in the Arizona Legislature's challenge of a voter-approved redistricting commission. Opponents say the Constitution give the job of redistricting to lawmakers, but some justices argued that ultimate legislative power belongs to voters.... Read more»4

Demonstrators demand release of transgender woman in ICE custody

Activists say Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a transgender woman from Guatemala, is being held at an all-male facility and has suffered sexual assault by fellow detainees and ill treatment by guards. ... Read more»

Officials expect heavy snowfall to boost Flagstaff economy

The winter storm in Flagstaff on Monday may have closed public schools and forced offices to work with skeleton staffs, but it’s a welcome treat for many Flagstaff businesses. The northern Arizona city relies on its winter economy, officials said. And so far, the season has been mostly dry.... Read more»

TPD's Villaseñor, task force to Obama: End racial profiling

A task force on "21st Century Policing" presented recommendations to President Obama on Monday, including urging independent reviews of police shootings, a ban on all racial profiling by law enforcement, and better data collection. The group, including Tucson's police chief, stopped short of calling for other controversial reforms, such as mandatory body cameras.... Read more»1

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

Bill would set cops' ticket quota at zero

The legislation authored by Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, also would prevent police departments from basing promotions or assignments on the number of traffic tickets an officer writes. Supporters say quotas diminish public trust. ... Read more»

Az lawmaker seeks to create office of lieutenant governor

A state lawmaker wants to create the office of lieutenant governor to add more continuity if the governor's office becomes vacant. Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, says frequent turnover in the governor's office is behind his legislation seeking the change. ... 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»

What’s hot in Az hospitality this year? Experts share 2015 trends

With guests returning to hotels and resorts, industry leaders are adding new features – curbside check-in, organic products, family packages - to create vibrant guest experiences across the state. Experts share hospitality trends. ... Read more»

Feds reject Arizona’s construction worker safety plan

Officials rejected Arizona’s plan to protect residential construction workers from falling. The state must abide by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. An industry representative says the rules are dangerous, another says the government needs the tougher standards. ... Read more»

Snow forecast for Mt. Lemmon on Monday

Up to 8 inches of snow may fall in the Santa Catalina Mountains on Monday, the National Weather Service forecast. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday, with snow levels dropping to 6,500 feet.... Read more»

Reduce ID theft risk and clear clutter at Shred-A-Thon

If you have a pile of documents you want to shred but don’t have the time or money? On Saturday, a low-cost shred-a-thon will help take care of all those unwanted stacks of paper crowding your desk. ... Read more»

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