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Sources: Target shooter sparked Sawmill Fire; 40,000 acres burned

A man target shooting on state land Sunday morning started the Sawmill Fire that had burned 40,000 acres by Wednesday midday, according to several sources who spoke with the Green Valley News.... Read more»1

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Cap Times: Trump spokeswoman was still paid by Arizona Leg

The former top spokeswoman for the Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives was paid by state taxpayers for two months last year, even as she never showed up for work here. Instead, Stephanie Grisham, now a White House staffer, worked on Donald Trump's "thank you" tour after the election, the Arizona Capitol Times reported Tuesday.... Read more»

Trump concession on wall funding rekindles gov't shutdown talks

The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede Tuesday after President Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. ... Read more»

Federal judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's immigration priorities. ... Read more»

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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»

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Trump hosts McCains, Graham

Exchanges between President Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, have been largely limited to sniping at each other through the media and Twitter over the past year.... Read more»

Community activist hopes to ride dark horse to Senate win as Democrat

All the things that analysts say present a political challenge for Deedra Abboud – her lack of political experience and party ties, her Muslim faith and liberal activism – are the things she embraces in her race for a U.S. Senate representing Arizona.... Read more»

Church services for Isabel Celis scheduled for Saturday

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Isabel Celis, the six-year-old girl reported missing from her Midtown home in 2012. Her body was found last month. Because her family was "deeply touched by the love and support that has been shown for their daughter, they want to give the community an opportunity for closure as well."... Read more»

Advocates criticize Latino vendors for bids on ‘shameful’ border wall

Some Hispanic-owned companies on the list of “interested vendors” for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall say they are facing a backlash from Latino advocates who call the project “shameful” and “wrong."... Read more»

Arizona's jobless rate drops to 5% amidst robust hiring

About 20,000 people have been getting jobs each month for the first three months of the year in Arizona. While Tucson's job growth remains at the bottom of the list, but the unemployment rate here is lower than the statewide average. The increase in the state's minimum wage don't appear to have stemmed job growth.... Read more»

Advocates: Kelly went ‘too far’ telling Congress fix laws or ‘shut up’

Immigration advocates Wednesday called for Congress to play a bigger role in checking executive power, saying the Trump administration is causing an “unprecedented level of anxiety, confusion and fear” in immigrant communities.... Read more»

Authorities: Inmate facing trial in wife's murder kills Pima Jail cellmate

An inmate at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex was killed Wednesday morning by his cellmate, authorities said. Branden Roth, 24, was pronounced dead at the jail after being found with "obvious signs of trauma." King Yates, 23, facing trial for allegedly killing his wife last year, was arrested in the death of his cellmate.... Read more»

West Texas nuclear waste project on hold — for now

Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists has asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to temporarily suspend a review of its application to store tens of thousands of metric tons of spent nuclear fuel at its West Texas dump.... Read more»

Kelly touts Homeland Security gains, has harsh words for critics

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that apprehensions at the Southwestern border have fallen sharply during his first 90 days in office, but there is still security work to be done in the United States and abroad.... Read more»

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