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Baja Arizona: We're on Facebook!

A bunch of people want Pima County to separate from Arizona. They've even got a Facebook page.... Read more»2

Baja Arizona?

Group wants Pima County to divorce Arizona

Pima County politicians have joked about the idea of political separation from more-conservative Maricopa County for decades. But the Legislature's recent moves on topics including immigration caused some to stop laughing and form a committee advocating that the county separate from Arizona. (with video)... Read more»16

A trimmer Tucson? Pima County out to help residents shed pounds

Armed with $15.75 million in stimulus funds, Pima County is targeting obesity by promoting workplace exercise programs and healthier school lunches and lobbying for policies that encourage farmers markets and community gardens.... Read more»

Furloughs, Presidents Day to shut gov't offices

Tucson city offices will be closed due to furloughs and Presidents Day from Friday through Monday. County, state and federal offices will be closed Monday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Pima County has super-sized plan for starving private property rights

Guest opinion: Uncle Sam wants to replace the fast food in your diet with government pork. Arizona's Pima County is one of 44 municipalities receiving federal stimulus money to address obesity within its borders.... Read more»1

‘Angels’ try to keep animals alive in Tucson's Dogpatch

Two weak puppies sat on a couch on the front porch, struggling to keep their heads upright. On an adjacent couch, flies swooped over the body of a dead puppy. Welcome to "Dogpatch," where residents own a lot of animals. It's also a place people come to abandon animals they no longer want – or dump carcasses.... Read more»1

Brian Miller elected Pima GOP chair

Brian Miller, who lost in the CD8 Republican primary, was elected chairman of the Pima County Republican Party on Saturday.... Read more»

Health chief: Database, firm rules key to medical marijuana program

Creating a computer infrastucture and developing firm, fair regulations are key to establishing a successful medical marijuana dispensary system in Arizona, the state’s top health official said Monday.... Read more»

Friday is early ballot request deadline

If you'd like to cast your vote while sitting at your kitchen table, Friday is the final day to request that a ballot be mailed to your home. While a record number of voters — more than 231,000 — requested early ballots, only about 30 percent of those mailed out have been returned.... Read more»

Brewer lead over Goddard slips to 3 points

Incumbent Gov. Jan Brewer's lead over challenger Terry Goddard has slipped to just 3 points in a new Rocky Mountain Poll. More than one in five — 21 percent — are still undecided, said the survey.... Read more»

Early voting begins Thursday in Arizona

If you've already made up your mind on the candidates and myriad of propositions on November's ballot, you can get a jump on things and cast your ballot beginning Thursday.... Read more»

Pima County, Mexican officials to share DNA data on border remains

In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. Pima County officials hope an agreement with Mexican officials to share databases of DNA information will help close even more of the 640 cases involving unidentified remains.... Read more»

Secure Communities deportation program expands in Texas

The controversial Secure Communities program that identifies immigrants in local jails now operates in every Texas county.... Read more»

Good weather sees rabies cases way down

Rabies cases are down significantly this year around Arizona, a drop officials attribute in part to aggressive steps to control the virus in wildlife, favorable weather and diseased animals dying off.... Read more»

Charter change, sales tax on November ballot

A half-cent bump in the city sales tax and a slate of City Charter changes will be on November's ballot, the City Council decided Wednesday.... Read more»

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