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Critics: Safety takes a back seat in Senate bill on driverless cars

Consumer advocates are attacking a bill heading for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate that would clear legal obstacles for the deployment of driverless cars — a proposal that, critics say, lacks safeguards needed to protect the public and largely would let vehicle manufacturers regulate themselves.... Read more»

Report: Border wall hurts wildlife, people now; full wall would be worse

The existing partial border wall with Mexico has caused environmental damage, harmed border communities and failed to make the country safer, and a complete border wall would only make things worse, according to a report released Wednesday.... Read more»

Appeals court rejects challenge to Az ban on delivering ballots

A divided federal appeals court rejected Democratic challenges to two Arizona voting laws Wednesday, upholding a lower court that said the rules put a minimal burden on voters and there was no evidence they were aimed at minority voters.... Read more»

Numbers of families, unaccompanied kids crossing border doubles in Yuma Sector

In the last two days, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents said that they have encountered 188 people attempting to cross into the United States, including 155 people traveling as families. ... Read more»

China's TuSimple expands self-driving truck development in Tucson

You read it here first: 500 new jobs. A Chinese company is making inroads in the self-driving truck field with its growing operations in Tucson. TuSimple and Gov. Doug Ducey touted the firm's larger Southeast Side facility and plans to add workers.... Read more»

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»

JP Keith Bee indicted in tax case, retires from bench

Pima County Justice of the Peace Keith Bee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of filing false statements on three years' of tax returns for his business, Bee Line Bus Transportation. Bee, a JP since 2007, retired Friday without notice.... Read more»

Here's what happened to 99 immigrant children separated from their parents & sent to Chicago

Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Burbs of a feather: Why GOP is in trouble with key voting bloc of 2018

Some 30,000 voters in 13 Tucson-area Republican precincts, which broke big for Republicans in 2016, will likely decide the CD2 election. The bad news for Lea Marquez Peterson is that Hillary Clinton won 12 of them. ... Read more»2

Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in Arizona election

Oct. 9 at midnight is the deadline to register to vote in Arizona's election for U.S. Senate, congressional, governor and other state and local candidates. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Under the dome

Huckelberry: New map showcases public art along the Loop

Bats popping wheelies while astride a mountain bike? Or tilework chronicling the story of Spanish Explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and Padre Eusebio Kino? You'll find that and much more on our county-wide shared-use path, which might more appropriately be called our 131-mile open space art gallery. ... Read more»

1,800 patient files left unsecured by Tucson Medical Center

The medical records of about 1,800 patients were stored in a unlocked room by Tucson Medical Center for two weeks this summer. Reps for the healthcare group said no financial information was included, and there is no reason to believe anyone accessed the files.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told a Washington audience Wednesday that sheriffs see the problems that come with illegal immigration firsthand and that, as a result, they “want to be part of the solution.”... Read more»

Guest opinion

1 million voters in primary a historic step forward

For the first time, more than 1 million Arizonans cast ballots in the primary election. That’s great news. But does the historic vote mean the so-called voter crisis is over?... Read more»1

Critics say ‘whoa’ to federal moves to rein in wild horses

The number of wild horses in the West has soared, but animal welfare groups bristle at measures to control them, including eased limits on sales of captured horses to private parties — which raises fears about the animals possibly being funneled to slaughterhouses to become food for pets and people. ... Read more»

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