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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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Press release

Beware storm damage contractor scams

Arizonans should beware scam artists who offer to repair storm damage, warns Attorney General Terry Goddard.... Read more»

Arizona government

Name change for state's No. 2 post?

The secretary of state has ascended to the governor’s office four times in recent decades. Twice that’s meant a change of party. The current officeholder, Ken Bennett, proposes renaming the office to lieutenant governor.... Read more»

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Arts council awarded $200k for grassroots arts & culture

The Kresge Foundation announced that Tucson will be among cities to receive a $200,000 grant over the next 2 years for a new community arts project. The grant will be administered by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.... Read more»

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers may open center on Flowing Wells

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is doing a test run for a drop-off center in the parking lot of the recently closed YES Thrift Shop at 4650 N. Flowing Wells Road.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

Polygamy

Bills would close incest law loophole

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors.... Read more»

Arizona politics

Arpaio's job approval falling

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job."... Read more»

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Tohono O’odham feel squeezed by gangs, Border Patrol

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price.... Read more»

Interfaith Community Services

Northwest Side food bank to open Saturdays

Interfaith Community Services announced that it will open its food bank on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

Education budget

State budget woes could cripple education funding, supporters say

Gov. Jan Brewer's efforts to offset a budget shortfall could hurt education in several ways, education advocates say.... Read more»2

Immigration

Tucson sector sees jump in number of Chinese border crossers

Stephen Ceasar, a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, is changing the image of the typical illegal immigrant crossing into the US.... Read more»

Local blues

Tucson bluesmen take their award-winning duo to Memphis

Local blues duo Tom Walbank and Arthur Migliazza represent Tucson blues at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, to much acclaim.... Read more»3

Walkup, Uhlich, Romero targets

City recall activists get down to business

A small group of political activists came out into the cold on Saturday morning. Spurred by radio talk shows and political blogs, they signed up to circulate petitions calling for a recall of Mayor Bob Walkup and council members Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero.... Read more»1

Health care

Health-care reform: Friend or foe? Area politicians split along party lines

I’m a little bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t exactly been following all the hubbub about health-care reform. I’m one of the lucky people that has pretty good medical insurance through my employer. But I also know there are a lot of people who aren’t so lucky. ... Read more»5

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