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A paint-by-number portrait of Arizona’s nebulous independent voter

There are still some researchers who believe there really is no such thing as “independent voters.” But independents are beginning to claim space in the mind of many numbers-savvy campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike in Arizona.... Read more»

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City of Tucson

Text of Mayor Walkup's 'State of the City' speech

Text of Mayor Walkup's 'State of the City' address, as prepared for delivery. "For generations, men and women from all over the world have chosen Tucson to be their home. They choose Tucson for jobs, health, military service, climate, culture, safety, education and inspiration."... Read more»

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A womb of one's own

Time spent in utero is no picnic for adventure seekers.... Read more»

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Blackhawk down... to Chinatown

U.S. arms sales to Taiwan raise Chinese ire... Read more»

Commentary

So much for health-care reform: What about workplace reform?

It looks like the life-changing, world-altering health-care reform we've been hearing so much of will likely be no more than insurance provider reform. There's another big issue, one that affects millions, but that is hardly a blip on the politico's radar: workplace reform.... Read more»

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Shake your feet

In 27 years of Arizona living, I never found a single scorpion, centipede, tarantula, solpugid, vinegarroon, spider, wasp, roach, snake, lizard, arrowhead, or Ed Abbey disciple nesting in my shoe.... Read more»

Opinion

After 9/11: A new world history timeline

Timeline of a new era in world history: Before - 9/11 - After. That is the real meaning of the back-to-back events in the British capital this week... Read more»

Humor

How to report the news

Video: Brit Charlie Brooker explains how TV news works.... Read more»

Fact-checking the State of the Union

President Obama peppered his State of the Union with facts, which were mostly right but sometimes cherry-picked, strained or otherwise misleading. The Republican response had its problems, too... Read more»

Haiti earthquake

Haiti's suffering result of environment

Most people wouldn’t consider an earthquake to be an environmental issue. But while the tremors that shattered Haiti early this month have nothing to do with the island’s degradation, the extent of the suffering they unleashed is a direct result of the country’s ecological woes.... Read more»

Analysis: London Conference

No new solutions for Afghanistan

The much-vaunted London Conference on Afghanistan ended less with a bang than a whimper, albeit a very diplomatically worded one. It was supposed to chart a new course for Afghanistan’s relations with the world and set up a framework for peace negotiations.... Read more»

State of the Union

Why Obama sidelined foreign policy

President Barack Obama had nothing fresh, and not much else, to say about American foreign policy Wednesday night. It was a reflection of the economic and political challenges Obama faces as he enters this midterm election year... Read more»

Apple iPad

Public doesn't cotton to iPad name

The announcement of the iPad lead to a heavy flow of humor online. Great minds must think alike.... Read more»1

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Ardor Day

Wedding rings do not generally take the shape of tree rings. But wouldn't it be nice if they did? Can you imagine a wedding ring that kept track of the life of a marriage? And yet Zales R&D won't even return my calls.... Read more»

Obama's speech

Join us for streaming State of the Union video and live chat

TucsonSentinel.com will offer live streaming video of the State of the Union and a live chat during the address. Join us at 7 p.m. to cheer and jeer, praise and dispute, advise and dissent while the president speaks.... Read more»

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The dangers of snakes and tobacco

Some estimates put the annual number of humans bit by venomous snakes at 5.4 million, resulting in perhaps 125,000 deaths. The CDC reports that in the United States alone, 440,000 annual deaths are smoking-associated. It is unclear at this time how many of the snakebite-related fatalities are caused by smoking serpents.... Read more»

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