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Tucson BP agent charged with multiple counts of sexual assault

A Border Patrol agent was arrested by Tucson police Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, and an investigation uncovered "multiple victims" over a seven-year period, authorities said. ... Read more»

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Northwest Explorer owner to buy bankrupt East Valley Tribune

The bankrupt Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune would be sold to the Colorado-based owner of the Northwest Explorer, under a deal outlined in a court document filed today.... Read more»

U.S. Senate race

McCain, Hayworth primary gets off to nasty start

Sen. John McCain and John Hayworth lost no time going after each other in what promises to be a heated Republican primary race for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

Purple Heart

Should severely wounded vets get university tuition break?

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson.... Read more»

Republican Senate primary

Observers: Hayworth taps GOP right but needs money to topple McCain

Former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth will appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, but he’ll need to tap into wallets around the state before he can mount a serious challenge to McCain, political scientists say.... Read more»1

Quality of life

It could be worse: Arizona No. 21 on well-being list

Arizona ranks No. 21 on the nation's happiest, healthiest list, according to a new Gallup poll.... Read more»

Valentine's Day

Want to save endangered species? Put a glove on your love, enviros say

Beginning on Valentine's day, the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity mounts its Endangered Species Condoms, an effort to educate people on the impact of population growth on threatened and endangered animals.... Read more»4

Just for Valentine's Day

Tempe penis tree creates a stir

A tree carved in the shape of a penis has residents in a Tempe neighborhood scratching their heads.... Read more»1

Az biz Rx: Solar, renewable energy for sustainable business environment

Gov. Jan Brewer joined business leaders Thursday in calling Arizona to create a climate more attractive to long-term employment, helping the state move away from growth as its primary economic driver.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Goddard: Historic agreement will increase border security

Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Border crime

Western Union settles dispute with state on money laundering

Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona.... Read more»

Crime

Marana prison riot injures 13

A private prison in Marana remains locked down after a disturbance involving as many as 150 inmates injured a staff member and 12 prisoners.... Read more»

Crime

Police seek man in Peter Piper assault

Tucson police are seeking Joshua C. Estrada, 18, in connection with an assault last month.... Read more»

Missing 2-year-old Tucson girl found in California

A 2-year-old Tucson girl missing since November has been located in California.... Read more»

Immigration

Border Patrol takes wheels off deportation buses

The Border Patrol has stopped a controversial program that shipped busloads of illegal immigrants back to Mexico from Tucson through the tiny, remote Texas border town of Presidio — for now.... Read more»

Media

Publisher opposes changing legal notice law

Public notices are too important to Arizonans' right to know and the way they access essential information for lawmakers to act hastily in altering requirements that they run in newspapers, a publisher said Wednesday.... Read more»

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