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Yuksel flees questions about rape claim, but won't quit CD 2 race

CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel held a press conference Sunday to call "false" allegations that he sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl when he was a teenager. He announced he was staying in the Democratic primary, and first ran from questions before returning — to again dodge answering.... Read more»2

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Weather

More snow: Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southern Arizona, effective until 11 a.m. Thursday. An earlier winter storm warning has been canceled.... Read more»

Braking with tradition

I-19 metric-to-miles switch doesn't measure up for some

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life."... Read more»

Government finances

Put local gov't spending records online, says lawmaker

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

So much hangs in the balance

I'm not sure what disturbs me more: that we, as a society, can execute a person as nonchalantly and matter-of-factly as we do, or that modern board games can often create such stressful, high stakes situations for young players. What a world we live in.... Read more»

Sexual assault

Tucson woman reports ASU rape, bucking national trend

Roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates, according to a report funded by the Department of Justice.... Read more»2

Providence Service Corp. to relocate HQ downtown

One of Tucson's largest companies announced that it will move its corporate headquarters downtown.... Read more»

Environment

Lawmaker: Az’s bald eagles need additional protection

Bald eagles need additional protection, especially preservation of their habitat, to survive in Arizona, a state lawmaker contends. "If we don't do something to protect their habitat, they will face extinction," said Rep. Ed Ableser.... Read more»

Arizona legislature

State lawmakers penning postcards to Congress

Rep. Ed Ableser wants Congress to urge the NCAA to adopt a college football playoff. Sen. Jack W. Harper wants to proclaim that Arizona has no intention of providing assistance to ACORN. Undeterred by the budget crisis, state lawmakers propose legislation that amounts to little more than press releases... Read more»

Accenture Match Play Championship

Twists in tale of Tiger's return

Rumors of Tiger Woods' returning to golf in Tucson are looking more and more specious. Tiger's caddy, Steve Williams, is debunking the comeback whispers.... Read more»

Museum gala

MOCA gala honors Tucson painter Mosset

Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art held Gala MOCA 2010 on Saturday, the inaugural event at the museum's new home at 265 S. Church Ave. The new space, the former downtown fire station, was rapidly transformed for the occasion into a ballroom, and galleries were open to the gala's 300 guests.... Read more»1

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Heading out with the James Gang

For any scofflaw, thug, or desperado, anonymity is key. Unless, of course, you've got a seamstress in the family who's just trying to be nice.... Read more»

Crime

Police seek suspect in student abduction

Police are looking for a man suspected of abducting a 15-year-old girl Friday. The victim, who escaped, sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.... Read more»1

Public safety

Shoes on wire: Urban legend or nuisance?

We've all seen shoes dangling from over power lines and wondered what, if anything, they signify. But Long Beach doesn't care, it just wants them gone.... Read more»2

Fight on to save Tombstone Courthouse

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park may face the hangman's noose on March 29 unless the city is able to save it. ... Read more»

Buzz kill

Alcohol-related deaths make Tucson No. 9 on 'drunkest' list

Tucson cracked open the top 10 drunkest cities list, staggering in at No. 9, according to Men's Health Magazine.... Read more»6

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