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Indian woman, 8-year-old daughter located after 7-year-old migrant found dead in Arizona desert

Border Patrol agents found a migrant mother and her 8-year-old daughter late Thursday night in a remote stretch of desert following a day-long search launched after agents found the remains of her 7-year-old daughter.... Read more»

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Comic: Xenophobia

Obscure professional athletes for $200

How will the police be able to tell 'real' Americans from suspected illegal immigrants? They'll ask 'em stuff only 'real' Americans would know.... Read more»

Pot activists take to Tucson streets to advocate legalization

Marijuana advocates marched through the streets of Tucson on Tuesday in an effort to raise public awareness and encourage legalization of the drug.... Read more»1

Border & immigration

Grijalva calls for boycott of Az over immigration measure

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says the rest of the country should boycott his home state of Arizona if a tough immigration law is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer. ... Read more»

Border & immigration

Texas border cameras costing $153,800 per arrest

Twenty-nine cameras have been installed on the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border, or one camera for every 41 miles. Internet viewers have helped police make a total of 26 arrests — that's about $153,800 per arrest. And some agencies are not even using the cameras.... Read more»

Tucson City Council

City Council talkin' trash, sizes up fees

How much do you chuck out every week? Your garbage bill may depend on how big of a container you fill, if the City Council passes a new "pay as you throw" plan.... Read more»

Comic: Pulling up the ladder

Keeping Arizona Safe

Draconian immigration laws are an odd thing in a country where everyone (with sincere apologies to our native American friends) is descended from immigrants.... Read more»

Brownfields

Feds give $800k for enviro cleanup plans

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped.... Read more»

Tucson-area schools get foundation's top grade

Six Tucson area schools were awarded top scores by the Arizona Education Foundation.... Read more»

Border & immigration

McCain, Kyl announce border security plan

Arizona's Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl announced a 10-point border security plan Monday morning, saying their proposals will fight illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling and violence along the border.... Read more»

Education budget

Feds' student loan plan to boost Pell grants

New federal legislation that cuts “middle-man” private banks out of financial aid will save the federal government a projected $68 billion – much of which will be directed to shore up Pell grants for students. ... Read more»

Proposition 100

Voter registration deadline at midnight

If you're inclined to vote in the May 18 special election on the proposed sales tax, make sure you're registered by midnight Monday.... Read more»2

Comic: Insanity

Guns don't kill people. Bullets do

Republicans from Mogadishu to Kabul celebrated today when Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill permitting Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.... Read more»9

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»

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