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Patterson resigns from Regents over kerfuffle with Finchem

Greg Patterson has stepped down from the Board of Regents midway through his term in the wake of his revealing that he recorded his mocking of Saddlebrooke lawmaker Mark Finchem's Western-style clothing. Patterson has removed blog posts that said Finchem's actions were an "abuse of power."... Read more»0

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U2 adding Phoenix to 'Joshua Tree' anniversary tour

While a trip back to Tucson is unlikely, U2 will bring their "Joshua Tree" 30th anniversary performance back close to where those songs made their live debut with a September concert in Phoenix.... Read more»0

Matiella joins Dems seeking to challenge McSally

Although she's been lining up support for quite some time, former Assistant Army Secretary Mary Matiella has filed campaign paperwork and publicly announced that she's joining the jockeying field of Democrats looking to run against GOP Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»1

Some like it hot ... A heat wave playlist

It's hot as a blast furnace outside, but here are some songs about high temperatures to help you get prepared for a cruel summer blistering under a bad, crazy sun.... Read more»0

RAF choppers, U.S. F-16s to train at D-M in June

A trio of Royal Air Force helicopters and U.S. F-16s from Texas and Oklahoma will fly out of Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB through the end of the month.... Read more»0

It's a banner occasion: Flag Day

Flag Day: In the 240 years since the U.S. flag was adopted by the Continental Congress, it's seen the addition of a few stars and a stripe or three has been added and removed.... Read more»0

Taking pulse of crowded race, Heinz to again run for McSally's seat

Ensuring that there'll be even more than 5-7 Democrats vying in the primary race to challenge Rep. Martha McSally for Arizona's CD2 congressional seat, Matt Heinz isn't waiting any longer: the doctor and 2016 Democratic candidate announced Tuesday that he's back for another try.... Read more»1

Rodney Glassman on GOP bus as candidate for Az Corp Commission

Rodney Glassman, a former Tucson councilman who ran for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, has filed as a Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission in the 2018 election... Read more»1

Deputy Pima County Att'y Kellie Johnson fills vacant Superior Court seat

Kellie Johnson, the chief criminal deputy of the Pima County Attorney's Office, has been appointed to the Pima County Superior Court bench by Gov. Doug Ducey.... Read more»0

Feds grant FEMA assistance for Lizard Fire

The federal government will help fund the effort to halt the Lizard Fire, which has burned about 15,000 acres southeast of Tucson. The wildfire showed only moderate activity on Monday, despite a red flag warning issued because of high winds and dry weather, officials said. ... Read more»0

USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned by Navy on Saturday

One of the newest ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, was commissioned Saturday in Galveston in a ceremony that included the former congresswoman, her husband Mark Kelly, Navy officials, Jill Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. (with video)... Read more»0

Comic: Politicomix

Dazed & confused? McCain grills 'President Comey'

Sen. John McCain gave James Comey a bit of a promotion during his long and tangled questioning during a Senate hearing on whether President Trump pressured the former FBI director to drop an investigation into Russian connections to White House staffers. ... Read more»0

McCain: Questions to Comey 'went over people's heads'

With many political observers wondering what Sen. John McCain was getting at with his questions to former FBI head James Comey on Thursday, the Arizona senator said "my line of questioning today went over people’s heads. ... What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the president rise to the level of obstruction of justice."... Read more»0

Forest Service chief confident on wildfires despite proposed budget cut

The Forest Service faces a $970 million budget cut in 2018, but the agency's chief said he is confident the service will have the resources to battle wildfires next year, although he acknowledged that President Trump’s budget proposes “very difficult reductions in some very important programs.”... Read more»0

Obituary

Emil Franzi: Local political legend dies at 78

Outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," died Wednesday. His frame had been weathered by cancer, but the curmudgeonly political operative, columnist and talk show host kept his opinions flowing strong. "You might not agree with him, but you had to listen," said radio talker John C. Scott.... Read more»5

Heat warning continues, with 'monsoon preview' possible Weds

High temperatures forecast this week have officials warning of the possibility of dehydration and heat stroke. Temperatures on Wednesday could hit 108 degrees, with a "monsoon preview" of thunderstorms possibly building up east of Tucson.... Read more»0

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