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Postal Service no longer looking at shuttering Tucson's Cherrybell mail center

The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it will no longer consider closing down Tucson's Cherrybell mail sorting station, after the plant was listed for closure for the past decade. ... Read more»

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Lawmaker: Schools must step up on bullying

A Senate panel endorsed a bill Monday that would expand requirements for school districts when it comes to bullying, intimidation and other forms of harassment among students, including allowing policies to cover incidents that occur off campus.... Read more»

Arizona centennial

Goldwater's predictions for 2012

Predicting the future and invoking the past are both tricky propositions. This is nicely illustrated by a 1962 newspaper article written by conservative icon Barry Goldwater, in which he tried to imagine the Arizona of 2012.... Read more»

Doctor challenging Grijalva in CD3 race

A Tucson doctor is challenging 5-term Congressman Raúl Grijalva. J. Manuel Arreguin announced Tuesday that he's running as a Democrat in Arizona's new 3rd Congressional District.... Read more»2

Feds leaving cities, states in dark on billboard safety

While battles flare nationwide over digital billboards, many state and local officials have hoped that a FHA study would clarify key traffic safety issues. Experts say long overdue results of the study were botched.... Read more»

Judges demand prosecutors’ plans in immigration cases

A federal appeals court has taken what some attorneys called the unprecedented step of demanding to know if the government plans to prosecute seven illegal immigrants who have no other criminal record. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: Arizona's future will be worthy of its past

I was nearly forty-five years old before I could claim a hometown. My ambitions brought me to Arizona, and my work keeps me away from here for more than half my time. But Arizona has given me a home, and in the thirty years that have passed since I moved here, it has worked its magic on me and enchanted me and claimed me.... Read more»

Signing nominating petitions now a click away

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office unveiled a new system Monday allowing candidates for state Legislature and statewide offices to collect nominating petition signatures online.... Read more»

Huppenthal: Oudated technology hurting schools

An outdated and inefficient information technology system used to provide data to the state wastes staff time and creates roadblocks for those seeking the information, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Monday.... Read more»

Wash. governor signs gay marriage bill into law

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law on Monday, making Washington the seventh state to recognize gay and lesbian unions.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Things about Arizona at 100

It's centennial week in Arizona, and the local media are doing their part to play it up. The Rogue Columnist tells you what you really need to know about our state.... Read more»1

Analysis

Taking names & running numbers on the CD8 campaign

Here's a look at the envelopes and paper bags full of money from Christmases, ahem, elections, past and present; and what what it's cost to win a seat in the big House on the Hill, in the CD8 and CD2 elections.... Read more»3

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: GOP prepares for heated CD8 race

Today on Buckmaster - We kick things off with the Monday Political Face-off with commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, a conversation with State Senator Frank Antenori. Plus, a discussion on homeschooling with Buckmaster Education Contributor Dr. Robert Hendricks.... Read more»

Commentary

Insurers now required to speak plain English

The Department of Health and Human Services stiffens spine and requires health insurance companies to clearly explain their policies.... Read more»1

241 arrested in operation to fight drug smuggling

A multi-agency, 14-day operation to combat drug smuggling resulted in 241 arrests and the seizures of nearly 2 tons of marijuana, weapons and vehicles.... Read more»

Analysis

Kansas welcoming undocumented workers?

Major business groups in Kansas want to allow undocumented immigrants to work in dairies, feedlots, landscaping, construction and other industries facing labor shortages, to the likely chagrin of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has helped guide Arizona’s campaign against illegal immigration.... Read more»

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