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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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Why millions won’t get help from big mortgage settlement

Thanks to government-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, most homeowners won't qualify for a break on their mortgages.... Read more»

Comic:

Austerity in Greece

Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets in sometimes violent protest against the passage of an austerity bill that will earn the country a bailout from the EU.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest 4 suspected smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested four suspected drug smugglers in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Accountability in education: Some schools should get failing grades

No school wants an "F," but it's more important that parents know the truth about their school and can find better educational opportunities immediately.... Read more»

Fact check: What’s the 'real' jobless rate?

Sorting through the election season's unemployment spin to find the 'real' unemployment rate.... Read more»

University of Arizona

UA president candidate to speak at forum

The sole candidate to be the next UA president, Ann Weaver Hart, will speak at a public forum Monday afternoon, in the main public event of a two-day visit to the campus.... Read more»

TUSD exec to present annual budget

Tucson Unified School District's chief financial officer will present the district's budget to the public in four sessions beginning Wednesday.... Read more»

State gears up for centennial

Arizonans are celebrating 100 years of statehood on Tuesday with exhibits and events that honor the pioneering spirit of the "Valentine State."... Read more»

Poll: Santorum leads GOP contenders

According a new poll released Saturday, Rick Santorum for the first time has taken the nationwide lead in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, opening a 15-point gulf between himself and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.... Read more»

CPAC panel: ‘Celebrate’ Citizens United ruling

Anonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any of things pose to American democracy? Not much, according to a panel of conservative attorneys, who gathered Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.... Read more»

Feds want welfare cards banned from liquor stores, casinos

A federal proposal aims to take away from welfare recipients the opportunity of using Electronic Benefit Transfer cards in liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs by forcing states to prohibit their use in those businesses.... Read more»

Upbeat Giffords honored at White House bill-signing

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was honored at the White House on Friday where President Obama signed into law the last piece of legislation she sponsored in the House — the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act.... Read more»

Man gets 33 months for illegal entry

A 53-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon into the United States.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors' races could be referendum on Rosemont

Today on Buckmaster- It's the Friday Focus interview with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll. Then it's the Reporters' Roundtable featuring Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star and Jimmy Boegle of the Tucson Weekly. Plus, the Weekend Watch with the "Culinary Cruiser" Matt Russell.... Read more»

Navy names combat ship for Giffords

The U.S. Navy's latest littoral combat ship will be named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Friday. (with video)... Read more»

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