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Feds arrest 2, seize semi-trucks as part of months-long Nogales investigation

Federal officials raided trucking companies in Nogales as part of lengthy investigation into drivers' visa violations. Authorities allege U.S. companies are illegally using Mexican drivers to move goods within this country.... Read more»

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Concealed weapons to be legal in Az without a permit

Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law on Friday a bill making it legal for Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman trails McCain, Hayworth in Az Senate poll

Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman wouldn't fare well in Arizona's U.S. Senate race if it were held today.... Read more»2

Unemployment

Tucson job fair set for Saturday

Area job seekers will have a chance to meet with local firms and employment agencies at a job fair on Saturday.... Read more»

Local efforts help stave off state park closures

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Nearly half of border crossers are women

They struggled through the spiny desert and felt the harshness of cold winter nights, all before getting caught by Border Patrol agents. They are not the only women who try to cross the Sonoran Desert. The number of female border crossers jumped 37 percent from 1994 to 1998, according to a UA study.... Read more»

Comic: Gratitude

Thank A Cop Day

Friday is Thank A Cop Day, which we think is a great idea. Thanks, guys and gals!... Read more»

2,000 rally downtown for Tax Day Tea Party

The Tucson Tea Party held a Tax Day rally Thursday at Tucson's El Presidio Park, which drew 2,000 at its peak. The right-wing group invited Tucsonans to "protest a government out of control."... Read more»3

Tucson shuttle services raided in immigrant-smuggling sweep

Federal agents raided three shuttle companies in Tucson on Thursday in a massive investigation into illegal immigrant smuggling.... Read more»

Friday is Thank A Cop Day

Think Tucson Police officers don't get enough appreciation? Friday you can thank them yourself.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Demonstrators urge veto of immigration 'trespassing' bill

Urging that Gov. Brewer veto a stringent immigration enforcement bill, demonstrators said the measure would violate constitutional rights.... Read more»

University of Arizona

Furloughs for UA employees next year

University of Arizona president Robert Shelton issued a memo Wednesday ordering furloughs for employees making more than $40,000.... Read more»

Border violence

U.S. drug demand fuels chaos in Mexico, says Juárez mayor

Though he is hopeful conditions in his city will improve, Juarez's mayor said the drug trafficking at the root of Mexico's problems will continue as long as the U.S. maintains its insatiable appetite for narcotics.... Read more»

Marana to hold town, school budget info meetings

Marana officials will hold two community meetings to present information on the budget crisis.... Read more»

Transparency in gov't spending pushed

Arizona gets an "F" when it comes to helping taxpayers see where and how their money is being spent, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.... Read more»

Tucson school districts make massive cuts to reduce costs

The three biggest school districts in Pima County announced massive cuts Tuesday night in an effort to reduce budget deficits.... Read more»

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