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Texas counties joining immigrant deportation program

Mention immigration and hardliners grouse about an "open door" policy that results in a porous border, welcoming freeloaders and criminals. But dozens of Texas counties participate in a program called Secure Communities, which aims to ferret out criminal aliens and expedite their removal.... Read more»

City Council proposes land swap for Painted Hills

The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to reconsider annexing the Painted Hills area, but will ask the county to pursue a land swap for the parcel.... Read more»

Stay out of the sun: Temps may hit 109, says heat advisory

Stay inside where it's air-conditioned, stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids on Monday, says the National Weather Service. The mercury might spike to 109 in Southern Arizona, with temperatures as high as 104 likely in Tucson.... Read more»1

Border

Dupnik says immigration law 'national embarrassment'

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said that Arizona's new law aimed at arresting illegal immigrants is "a national embarrassment." "I think the law is unwise, it's stupid, and it's racist," he said.... Read more»

Brownfields

Feds give $800k for enviro cleanup plans

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped.... Read more»

Census estimates show sharp drop in Arizona’s population growth

Population growth in Arizona has slowed dramatically since the housing downturn and recession hit, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Tuesday.... Read more»

Cactus Classic

Kino Sports Complex to host college baseball tournament

It’s good to see that the Kino Sports Complex will be getting some use during the four-team Cactus Classic Collegiate Baseball Event from Feb. 18-21.... Read more»

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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