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Republicans crowding into CD 2 primary

GOP voters will have a choice between candidates running to fill the seat being left open by Martha McSally after all: four more candidates hopped into the primary race over the last couple weeks, joining Lea Marquez Peterson in the CD 2 race.... Read more»1

Phx Libertarian files to recall John McCain

A Phoenix-area rightwing activist has filed paperwork in an attempt to recall U.S. Sen. John McCain, despite such a move not being allowed under the U.S. Constitution.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Happy birthday, Arizona!

Wednesday is Arizona Statehood Day. To celebrate Arizona’s 106th birthday, we can reflect on the state’s unyielding history of independence from federal control. Joining the union wasn’t easy for the Grand Canyon State — Congress rejected Arizona’s early attempts at statehood, and President William Howard Taft refused to approve the new state until Arizonans tailored their constitution to his liking.... Read more»

Undocumented father of 5 who sought sanctuary at Phx church granted stay

Federal authorities have granted Jesus Berrones, an undocumented father of five whose story has garnered international attention, a one-year stay on humanitarian grounds.... Read more»

Court revives suit by protesters at Border Patrol checkpoint in Arivaca

A federal appeals court ordered a new hearing for Arivaca protesters who said the Border Patrol violated their 1st Amendment rights when they tried to monitor a checkpoint for potential racial profiling.... Read more»

Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric deters families, not drug smugglers

The number of apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the southern border has decreased, but the smuggling of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine has increased.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Wells: Legislature more concerned about haircuts than trimming charter-school spending abuses

So far this year the state Legislature has devoted more attention to who can blow-dry hair in Arizona than enhancing oversight and accountability for the more than $1 billion that flows annually from the general fund to our state's charter schools.... Read more»

USA gymnast abuser Larry Nassar begins prison sentence in Tucson

The doctor convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault on young gymnasts has begun serving a 60-year prison sentence for child pornography at a federal penitentiary in Tucson.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Milo & Aslan

Meet a couple of great companions from local rescue In the Arms of Angels: Milo and Aslan.... Read more»

House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

The House gave final approval Tuesday to measures aimed at protecting congressional workers from sexual harassment and making it easier for them to come forward if they feel they have been victimized.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The great tax trade: Can city & county cooperate?

A Tucson-Pima County swap could give both the options they seek at no big cost to taxpayers: Have the city increase property taxes and cut the sales tax, and the county do the opposite. It would diversify revenues for both.... Read more»

FBI: No evidence of attack in death of Border Patrol agent in Texas

The FBI said Wednesday that an investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent near El Paso has not found evidence that there was “a scuffle, altercation, or attack.”... Read more»

Sheriff: Missing Southwest Side woman located

A 67-year-old woman has been located after going missing on Tucson's Southwest Side on Tuesday morning.... Read more»

Az medical-marijuana marketing moves more mainstream

The industry’s marketing efforts have matured since Arizona voters legalized marijuana for medical use in 2010, industry experts said. In addition to introducing “softer” terms to describe their products, dispensaries now offer such conveniences as online ordering and delivery.... Read more»

Despite gains, Arizona blacks still lag in employment, income

President Donald Trump bragged that African American joblessness is at the lowest rate ever, but advocates and experts say there is still a long way to go from what one called “depression-type” black unemployment in Arizona.... Read more»

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