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Enviros sue to stop fracking near Petrified Forest National Park

Three environmental groups sued the Bureau of Land Management Monday to prevent fracking for natural gas and oil in more than 4,000 acres of public land near a national forest in Arizona and the state’s most important aquifer.... Read more»0

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Arizona justices find cannabis extracts legal for medical pot patients

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state law protects the manufacture and use of cannabis concentrates, not just the plant itself. ... Read more»0

Arizona DA accused of stonewalling records request

In more than six months since receiving a request for thousands of documents, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has provided just a single list of employees – a clear violation of the Arizona Public Records Law, the American Civil Liberties Union and a freelance journalist say in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.... Read more»0

Swimmer calls UA swim coach needlessly cruel in lawsuit

A former swim team member has sued the University of Arizona, claiming that after he was beaten by a teammate his coach berated, ridiculed and ostracized him until he was forced to give up his scholarship and leave the university.... Read more»0

Az Supreme Court orders Tucson to stop destroying guns

Tucson cannot destroy confiscated guns, because it violates a state law against local governments regulating the weapons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read more»0

Jury convicts Tucson couple of imprisoning girls

A jury convicted an Arizona mother and stepfather Friday of kidnapping and child abuse after they kept three girls for more than a year in prison-like conditions, regularly beating them, depriving them of sleep, and subjecting them to bizarre rituals.... Read more»0

Pot holds center stage at Phoenix cannabis conference

The Arizona cannabis industry took a step forward this week when hundreds of faithful gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center to sing the praises of the most debated drug in the nation. ... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Snow delays PGA tournament in Marana

A rare southern Arizona blizzard warning became reality at the Accenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday, when flurries became a heavy snowfall at mid-morning in Marana. Twenty-one matches were halted mid-round, and 11 had yet to start, including notables Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald.... Read more»0

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Weather could put chilly bite in Match Play tourney

Fans poured into the Ritz-Carlton's Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Tuesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the world's best golf talent in town for the Accenture Match Play Championship. When matches tee off on Wednesday, those fans might have a less sunny sight, as wind, rain and even possible snow are forecast.... Read more»0

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World's top golfers flock to Dove Mountain

The golf world will have its eyes on Southern Arizona through Sunday. Top golfers started trickling onto the course for practice at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Monday, getting ready for a brutal week of head-to-head competition in the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship.... Read more»0

200 guns turned in at Jan. 8 buyback

More than 200 unwanted guns were turned in to be destroyed in exchange for $50 grocery store gift cards Tuesday. The buyback was aimed at honoring the victims of the Jan. 8, 2010, Safeway shootings.... Read more»1

Beyond Tucson

Morning hikers honor Jan. 8 shooting victims

Hikers gathered in small groups across Southern Arizona on Saturday to hit the trails in tribute to 24 people shot at a Tucson grocery store two years ago. ... Read more»0

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Youth conquers age as McIlroy beats Jiminez

Youth prevailed Friday in a duel that went longer than any other at the Accenture Match Play Championship. British sensation Rory McIlroy, who at 22 is the youngest player left in the field, beat Miguel Jiminez of Spain, the oldest player at age 48.... Read more»0

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Top seeds advance in Match Play

Tiger Woods can't conquer an errant putter, the Scots (Lawrie and Laird) get to Round 3 and the youngest player left (Rory McIlroy) plays the oldest (Miguel Jimenez) Friday.... Read more»0

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Latecomer Ernie Els sends Luke Donald packing

Upsets ruled the day, with numerous Nos. 1, 2 and 3 seeds dispatched by lower ones, while Tiger Woods advances, as does former Accenture winner Steve Stricker.... Read more»0

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Tiger Woods hopes for rebound relationship at Accenture

The Best. Golfer. Ever. has yet to regain his former glory since his world collapsed amid revelations about extramarital affairs. He hasn't won a golf tournament in almost three years. His ranking dropped from No. 1 to No. 19, and he had just one top 10 finish last year. Can he come back?... Read more»0

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