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No solo polvo en el viento: aviso de contaminación del aire del Condado Pima

Las partículas que flotan en el aire alrededor del Condado Pima alcanzaron niveles tan altos el lunes que el Departamento de Calidad Ambiental emitió un "aviso de alta contaminación," recomendando a las personas en riesgo que reduzcan sus actividades al aire libre. ... Read more»

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Purple Heart

Should severely wounded vets get university tuition break?

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson.... Read more»

Republican Senate primary

Observers: Hayworth taps GOP right but needs money to topple McCain

Former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth will appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, but he’ll need to tap into wallets around the state before he can mount a serious challenge to McCain, political scientists say.... Read more»1

Quality of life

It could be worse: Arizona No. 21 on well-being list

Arizona ranks No. 21 on the nation's happiest, healthiest list, according to a new Gallup poll.... Read more»

Just for Valentine's Day

Tempe penis tree creates a stir

A tree carved in the shape of a penis has residents in a Tempe neighborhood scratching their heads.... Read more»1

Az biz Rx: Solar, renewable energy for sustainable business environment

Gov. Jan Brewer joined business leaders Thursday in calling Arizona to create a climate more attractive to long-term employment, helping the state move away from growth as its primary economic driver.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Goddard: Historic agreement will increase border security

Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Border crime

Western Union settles dispute with state on money laundering

Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona.... Read more»

Immigration

Border Patrol takes wheels off deportation buses

The Border Patrol has stopped a controversial program that shipped busloads of illegal immigrants back to Mexico from Tucson through the tiny, remote Texas border town of Presidio — for now.... Read more»

Media

Publisher opposes changing legal notice law

Public notices are too important to Arizonans' right to know and the way they access essential information for lawmakers to act hastily in altering requirements that they run in newspapers, a publisher said Wednesday.... Read more»

On welfare? Antenori says no booze for you

State Rep. Frank Antenori thinks you shouldn't be able to buy alcohol or tobacco if you're on welfare.... Read more»1

Weather

More snow: Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southern Arizona, effective until 11 a.m. Thursday. An earlier winter storm warning has been canceled.... Read more»

Braking with tradition

I-19 metric-to-miles switch doesn't measure up for some

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life."... Read more»

Government finances

Put local gov't spending records online, says lawmaker

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

So much hangs in the balance

I'm not sure what disturbs me more: that we, as a society, can execute a person as nonchalantly and matter-of-factly as we do, or that modern board games can often create such stressful, high stakes situations for young players. What a world we live in.... Read more»

Sexual assault

Tucson woman reports ASU rape, bucking national trend

Roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates, according to a report funded by the Department of Justice.... Read more»2

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