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Border Patrol agents rescue 17 migrants from Arizona bombing range, including 9 kids

Yuma-area Border Patrol agents rescued 17 people from a remote part of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in Southern Arizona on Monday night, authorities said. ... Read more»

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Radar van locations for Thursday

Tucson's radar vans will be beaming tickets the way of unwary speeders at the following times and locations on Thursday, according to the Tucson Police Department.... Read more»

Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Grijalva not reconciled to health care reform loss

Rep. Raúl Grijalva is pushing a plan for the Senate to pass the House health care reform bill with budget reconciliation, reports The New Republic. Reconciliation would only require 51 votes in the Senate, removing the threat of a filibuster. ... Read more»

Center for Biological Diversity

Obama earns 'C' for environmental efforts

The Center for Biological Diversity awarded the Obama administration a C grade for its environmental record Tuesday. In its "Report Card," the Tucson-based environmental advocates found that the administration has a mixed record on protecting endangered species, climate, public lands and oceans.... Read more»

Chicago Cubs baseball

Will Cubs leave Arizona for Florida?

More and more signs are pointing to the very real possibility that the Chicago Cubs could leave Mesa, their spring training home for 57 years, and head to Naples, Fla.... Read more»

As economy toppled, seven Az congressmen paid staff bonuses

While dealing with the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, seven Arizona members of the U.S. House of Representatives granted around $300,000 in total staff bonuses in late 2008. All but one member, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, rewarded staff with extra pay courtesy of taxpayers. Six members confirmed giving bonuses, and payroll data for the staff of outgoing Republican Rep. Rick Renzi showed increases consistent with bonuses.... Read more»

Pets

A dog’s journey through Pima Animal Care Center

Hunter’s owner had him for three years. That was long enough to count him as part of her family, long enough to know he loves to play with her grandchildren and that he is afraid of rain. And long enough to weep when she had to leave him behind after she got laid off from work.... Read more»

Rogue Theatre

No longer a homeless Rogue

The Rogue Theatre’s new permanent home is helping boost attendance for their avant garde productions. According to Joe McGrath, artistic director of the company, attendance at this season’s first project, Animal Farm, was up by 30 percent over previous shows. ... Read more»

DesertRATS

NASA: Arizona will play key role in next moon mission

As NASA plans for the next U.S. footprints on the moon and eventually its first on Mars, Arizona’s evolution into a center of space research means it will have a role even bigger than just a place to study geology.... Read more»

Border & immigration

ATF border gunrunning program has flaws, says Inspector General

Just a few days after the Justice Dep't patted itself on the back for success in halting gunrunning on the border, a new report shows the program isn't using some of its money wisely.... Read more»

Arizona Gold Star Military Medal

New law provides medal to families of Arizona’s fallen service members

The dogtag around Margy Bons’ neck bears a picture of her son, Marine Sgt. Michael Marzano. Her office contains a shrine of sorts to him: a portrait, a service medallion, a folded flag. Under a new law, she is to receive an Arizona Gold Star Military Medal honoring her son’s sacrifice.... Read more»

'America the Beautiful' coins

New quarters to feature Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon will be one of the first sites featured on “America the Beautiful” quarters to be released next year. State officials and tourism experts hope that exposure will mean extra silver for businesses that depend on visitors.... Read more»

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

New UA medical school may mean more rural doctors

Between working on class projects and studying for exams, medical student Nathalie Petein reports to Native Americans for Community Action Family Health Center at 8:15 a.m. five days a week, treating patients with chronic diabetes, hypertension and other problems. Some days she does the same thing at the county jail. Because she’s interested in family medicine, she signed on for the school’s Rural Health Professions Program to work alongside doctors who often have to do it all.... Read more»

Wildcat basketball

Onion report: Wildcat point guard already calling school 'Zona'

From the Onion: In an effort to impress his new University of Arizona teammates, Wildcats freshman point guard Lamont Jones was already referring to the school as "Zona" after his very first practice, sources reported Tuesday.... Read more»

Health care

Emotions still run high in health care reform debate

As lawmakers prepare to return to Washington to take up health care reform, supporters on both sides of the issue are still making their thoughts heard. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can expect some fireworks as she has announced three town halls.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Border fence being sold as scrap metal

Holes are still being made in the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but not for the reason you might think. ... Read more»

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