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Border chronicler Charles Bowden dead at 69

Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.... Read more»2

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Sheriff seeks help finding missing elderly man

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing elderly man in the Drexel Heights neighborhood, 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»

TPD: Suspect named in North Side shooting death

Police have identified a man suspected in the Friday shooting death of a man on the North Side. A warrant has been issued Madison Michael Molina, 18, on one count of first degree murder. Molina, who is still at large, is considered armed and dangerous.... Read more»

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Police & fire scanners

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

Some Az schools passing on free meals for students

It sounds like a good deal - free meals to all students in certain low-income schools - but some Arizona districts are finding there really is no such thing as a free lunch. The poorest schools would be fully reimbursed, but those that have to pay some costs face hard choices.... 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»

Arizona's shrinking workforce driving drop in jobless rate

Arizona’s jobless rate is falling toward pre-recession levels, but experts say the drop could be driven as much by a shrinking labor force as a growing job market.... Read more»

MOCA offers free admission Sunday

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is offering one last chance Sunday to see three shows — Blueprint, MOCA Bas-Relief, and BAKERMAN — for free before they close on Sept. 14.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents seize $512,000 in marijuana, one dog near Douglas

Agents in southeastern Arizona seized $512,000 worth of marijuana in the last two weeks, as well as a Ford truck and a dog.... Read more»

Az leads nation in clean-energy job growth

Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the nation’s biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs for the second quarter. The bulk of the jobs would be at a Solar Wind Tower in San Luis.... Read more»

Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400M casino resort

Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of lawsuits and legislation to block it.... Read more»

Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should bomb Islamic State

Francis endorses ‘stopping’ but not ‘bombing’ the militant group, invoking ‘just war theory.’ What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?... Read more»

Sheriff: Man uses pink and black gun to rob Quik Mart

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who used a pink and black gun to rob a Quik Mart on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»1

Flawed Cochise County election returns recounted

Primary election tallies from Cochise County have been updated, after being temporarily pulled from statewide totals because incorrect results were reported Tuesday night. “We’re still trying to figure out what exactly happened,” an election official said.... Read more»

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