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UA scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two University of Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.... Read more»

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Ducey presses governors on need for civics education like Arizona’s

Gov. Ducey urged fellow governors to follow Arizona’s lead and implement civics requirements in schools to help improve the nation’s political engagement. "It’s cute when a 5-year-old doesn’t know who the current president is,” he said. "But when 10 percent of our college graduates believe that Judge Judy sits on the Supreme Court, it’s not that funny." ... Read more»

Az lawmaker wants to allow people to shoot rat and snake shot within city limits

It’s been illegal to fire a weapon within city limits in Arizona since 2000. One state rep. wants to tweak that statute – commonly referred to as “Shannon’s Law” – and add an exemption for people to shoot rat or snake shot. Tucson resident Charles Heller, a spokesman for a gun-rights group, supports the bill and said shooting snakes has been a long-time practice here.... Read more»

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9th Circuit: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic.... Read more»

Ducey, other governors hope feds cede power to states under Trump

Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives last week that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government.... Read more»

Az officials welcome Trump admin's reversal of transgender students rule

Arizona officials have welcomed the federal government’s reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.... 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»

Trump message the same, but Arizona conservatives still like hearing it

If President Donald Trump was looking for a welcoming crowd, he found it Friday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.... Read more»

State bill would pay $2.5M toward memorial for Jan. 8 attack

Several Arizona legislators support a bill to fund a memorial honoring survivors and victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack in Tucson, when a man started shooting during a congressional meet-and-greet in a grocery-store parking lot.... Read more»

Photos: Friday at the Tucson Rodeo

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros continued Friday with plenty of action.... Read more»

Legal aid, advice available for immigrants, but ‘notario’ fraud also prevalent

President Donald Trump’s election and immigration executive orders have led to an increase in the number of immigrants seeking legal advice and assistance in Arizona, and local law organizations are responding to this influx by supplying pro bono and low-cost legal help to community outreach groups.... Read more»

Maricopa County Attorney says new DHS policies won't change local immigration enforcement tactics

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement memo released earlier this week will not change how local law enforcement officers handle immigration in the near future.... Read more»

Slow lines at U.S.-Mexico border help street vendors make a quick buck

As drivers inch their way back to the U.S., vendors here have adopted the streets as their workplace, selling to those at border crossing lines. For most, it is their sole source of income.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Stop the insanity: TUSD eschews the easy for the scandalous in Sanchez battle

No one worry. It's going to be fine. Rest easy. Lawyers are now in charge. That passage – never before written in the English language – describes how the TUSD Governing Board has taken a tough but legit decision to fire the superintendent and turned it into a budding political disaster. TUSD doesn't have this kind of goodwill to burn.... Read more»

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