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New policy could change role of Border Patrol agents

Border Patrol agents might soon switch from sitting in trucks along the U.S.-Mexico border to helping traffic move more efficiently on international bridges. This scenario comes from the idea of BP agents collaborating with other government agencies. (with video)... Read more»1

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Trading spray paint for paint brushes

"Inside the Overpass," a mural at the intersection of 29th Street and Columbus Boulevard will be unveiled Wednesday. It is the result of two years of youth-driven work from the Boys & Girls Club.... Read more»0

Taco teams face off at Rillito Downs

Tucson's premiere taco festival drew thousands to Rillito Downs on Saturday, where cold drinks, and spicy salsas kept the crowd's stomachs satisfied. ... Read more»0

BLM hopes to find homes for wild horses, burros

The Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro adoption at the Pima County Fairgrounds starting Friday.... Read more»0

Taco Festival promises 'tacotopia' of fun

Rillito Downs will be the site of Tucson's first Taco Festival on Saturday and includes a tequila expo, a kids' area, a margarita competition, and thousands of tacos made by local eateries. ... Read more»0

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Search continues for missing 6-year-old girl

Family, friends and supporters attended a vigil Sunday night for missing 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis, who was reported missing from her Midtown home on Saturday morning.... Read more»0

Frivolous fun found at Spring Fling

Despite chilly temperatures and a slight breeze, teenagers, families and thrill-seekers headed to the annual University of Arizona hosted Spring Fling on Friday.... Read more»0

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Candidates face off in last GOP debate before CD8 primary

Jesse Kelly, Martha McSally, Frank Antenori and Dave Sitton faced off in the final CD8 Republican debate before Tuesday's special primary.... Read more»3

Streetcar closures won't stop Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays will adjust the locations of several stages and vendors in light of Modern Streetcar Project closures.... Read more»0

Spring Fling promises deep-fried carnival fun

The annual Spring Fling starts Thursday at 4 p.m. at Rillito Downs. The carnival promises rides, music, games and deep-fried Twinkies.... Read more»0

Time is ticking to nominate artists, patrons for Lumies

The nomination period for the annual Lumies Arts and Business Awards closes Thursday, April 12. The awards recognize local artists, organizations, educators and business partners. "It’s an effort to recognize the outstanding artists in the community who are not recognized at the state level."... Read more»0

Good Friday passion play brings crucifixion to life

The annual Passion of Good Friday reenactment drew more than 800 people to downtown Tucson's St. Augustine Cathedral on Friday afternoon.... Read more»0

Tucson receives $2.4M grant to get the lead out

A grant from the the Department of Housing and Urban Development hopes to help Tucson's low-income families eliminate lead hazards in their homes over the next three years. ... Read more»0

Time to recycle those old electronics

Tucson Clean and Beautiful will collect old computers, televisions and small appliances in its first electronic recycling collection of 2012.... Read more»0

Forest Service seeks ideas for Arizona Trail upkeep

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking input on creating a maintenance plan for the Arizona Trail in workshops Monday through Thursday.... Read more»0

Foreclosure prevention workshop can help Tucsonans hang onto homes

Tucsonans faced with the loss of a home can attend a free foreclosure prevention workshop March 10 hosted by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva.... Read more»0

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