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Kyl resigning from Senate on Dec. 31; Ducey to appoint again

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate.... Read more»

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Grijalva, McClung set to debate

Rep. Raúl Grijalva will debate his Republican challenger, Ruth McClung, on Oct. 13.... Read more»

Voter registration deadline Monday

If you want your opinion to count on the multitude of races and propositions that will be decided on Nov. 2, be sure you're registered to vote. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 4, at midnight.... Read more»

Arizona leads nation in student loan defaults

A U.S. Department of Education report lists Arizona as having the nation's highest rate of student loan defaults, but where the state really stands comes down to how you view the numbers. The University of Phoenix's national student body has a large impact on the data.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Volunteers pick up tons of migrant trash in desert

Volunteers from Humane Borders and the UA pick up thousands of pounds of trash left behind by migrants every year.... Read more»8

By helicopter & horseback, officials round up dozens of wild burros

A roundup of wild burros in western Arizona aims to reduce an overpopulated herd that is trampling the landscape and endangering native wildlife and plants. ... Read more»3

Proposition 112

Prop. 112 seeks to move up initiative filing deadline

Proposition 112 would move up the deadline from four to six months before an election for turning in signatures to get citizens' initiatives on the ballot.... Read more»

Despite budget cuts, Tombstone refuses to let state park die

Since the city of Tombstone took over Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park in April, after state budget cuts threatened the park and 18 others, the number of visitors has jumped 20 percent.... Read more»

Tucson firm to build 18-MW solar plant in Gila Bend

Tucson-based Solon Corp. will build an 18-megawatt solar plant near Gila Bend for Arizona Public Service Co., the companies announced Thursday. Solon will manufacture the 75,000 panels for the project at its Tucson facility.... Read more»

Tucson police get $12.3 million grant to hire 50 officers

The Tucson Police Department will receive a $12.3 million federal stimulus grant to pay the salaries of 50 officers, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced today. The department is 137 officers below its authorized strength because of budget constraints.... Read more»1

Mexico's illegal immigrants? Americans

With all of the discussion about Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law, many people have countered that Mexico should look at its own immigration laws and problems. The majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico are ex-pats from the U.S., not Central America.... Read more»

Think again

Is farm work funny, Mr. Colbert?

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he thinks it’s weird that Democrats have “time to bring a comedian to Congress but they don't have time to end the uncertainty by extending the tax cuts." The reaction to Colbert’s appearance has been largely negative. Washington does not like this character who captures the city so well—at least not in person.... Read more»

Proposition 111

Prop. 111 would create Lt. Gov. title, require party ticket

Four years ago, few Arizonans would have supported a Janet Napolitano/Jan Brewer ticket. But under the state's current succession plan, Brewer, the Republican secretary of state, replaced the departing Democratic governor in 2009. That would change if supporters of Prop. 111 have their way.... Read more»

Deputy Louis Puroll

DPS: Agency had limited role in probing deputy’s reported shooting

At a news conference Wednesday, Sgt. Kevin Wood, a DPS media relations specialist, contradicted a statement Monday from Pinal County authorities that the agency agreed Deputy Louis Puroll was shot by drug smugglers.... Read more»

Hispanic business owners blame SB 1070 for exodus of customers

Some Latino-business owners blame their struggles on what they call an exodus of their customer base – immigrants who are afraid of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, and are fleeing to other states.... Read more»

McClung says she trails Grijalva by 7 points

Ruth McClung, the novice Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, released a poll Wednesday showing that she trails the incumbent by seven points.... Read more»

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