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Judge rejects Douglas hospital's last-ditch attempt to keep doors open

Cochise Regional Hospital’s last-ditch attempt to keep its doors open has been rejected by a federal judge, who refused to order Medicare to keep funding operations of the Douglas facility. Problems cited by the agency included failure to monitor patients, lack of prescribed medications, failure to properly transport patients and an inability to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment.... Read more»

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Weather Service warns of 60 mph thunderstorm winds

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Tucson metro area Saturday afternoon, advising the storm could produce winds of 60 mph, and flood roads and low-lying areas. ... 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»

Sun Tran buses to roll through Weds. as union votes on contract

The current contract with Tucson's municipal bus drivers has been extended through next Wednesday, as the system's private management company and union officials work to hammer out a contract.... Read more»

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

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County newest contestant in 'So You Want to Sue the Legislature'

It's too hot to be intriguing, but the summer slowdown gives us a chance to catch up on the helpings I've dished so far — and look forward to what comes next with the city, county and state.... 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»

VA whistleblower cites progress, work still to be done

A doctor who blew the whistle on problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix testified Thursday that some things have improved since last year’s revelations, but whistleblower retaliation is alive and well.... Read more»

Another bighorn dies in the Catalinas

Another bighorn sheep has died in the Santa Catalina Mountains — this one as the result of a fall, state wildlife officials reported Thursday.... Read more»

Deputies seek bank robbery suspect

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a bank in a North Side grocery store on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

McSally staffers to hold constituent service hours throughout CD 2

Staffers for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally will hold office hours throughout CD 2 during August and September, with stops planned for Bisbee, Douglas, Tombstone, Benson, Sahuarita, and Green Valley. Staffers will be available to assist with issues ranging from veterans and immigration to Social Security and Medicare.... Read more»6

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Congress must rebuild trust with Native American tribes

Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you'll probably hear a story of frustration. There are too many examples to count of Washington not taking tribal sovereignty seriously, ignoring trust and treaty responsibilities, and failing to protect Native American historical treasures.... Read more»

Update: Heinz making bid to unseat McSally

And then there were two: Matt Heinz, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nod in 2012, has joined legislator Victoria Steele in seeking to campaign against freshman Republican Martha McSally. Heinz filed paperwork with the FEC on Tuesday, and made a formal announcement Thursday.... Read more»5

Report: About 40 percent of workers in Az, U.S. have no paid sick leave

Nearly half of Arizona’s private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report by a group pushing for such laws. More than 43 million people, accounting for about 39 percent of private-sector workers in the country, don’t have the ability to earn paid sick leave.... Read more»1

Police seek witnesses to SE Side sexual assault

Tucson police are trying to locate witnesses who were in the area of a sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl on the Southeast Side midday Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

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