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Consolidating elections in even-numbered years will keep bonds and spending initiatives from being approved in low-turnout elections, the Goldwater Institute says. Read more»

Army Capt. Brian D. Hartman, 35, of San Manuel, was one of 78 service members honored at a White House dinner for their roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Army Capt. Brian D. Hartman, a San Manuel native, was among 78 servicemen and women who who were honored at a White House dinner dined at the White House with President Barack Obama and the first lady Wednesday. Read more»

Angel Lopez, a second-year medical student from Yuma, Ariz. said the funding the University of Arizona would receive from this bill would help move the medical program forward.

A Tucson lawmaker is seeking a $15 million appropriation that he says would allow the University of Arizona’s medical, pharmacy and public health programs in downtown Phoenix to turn out more health care professionals. Read more»

Lawrence Lessig

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court ruling. Read more»

Mitt Romney

After a panicked effort to fend off an upstart rival in Michigan, tens of millions spent in operations and advertising in the state and a nail-biter of an evening, Romney walks away with just as many delegates as Rick Santorum. Read more»

Occupy Tucson protesters set up camp on an easement just outside DeAnza Park on Feb. 2.

Occupy Tucson campers have been told by Tucson Police to vacate DeAnza Park by Thursday. City officials cited increasing disturbances and calls to police for the move. Occupiers were to meet Wednesday evening to plan their response. Read more» 1

The Chevy Volt runs on electricity, backed up by a gasoline-powered motor.

Arizona’s Clean Cities coalitions brought two dozen cars and trucks Tuesday to the State Capitol to show legislators the kinds of vehicles that have been and can be powered by alternative fuels. Read more»

The Navajo Nation on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the clothing retailer Urban Outfitters, alleging that the company is still illegally marketing garments with the label “Navajo” months after it had pulled the clothing line from its website. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - State Rep. Steve Farley, a Democrat who announced his bid for Congress in the CD 2 race Wednesday. Also, comet discoverer David Levy and an interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero. Read more»

Steve Farley announces he is running for the newly created CD2 seat on Wednesday in Tucson.

Democratic state legislator Steve Farley announced his bid for the newly created CD2 seat this fall. He joins state Rep. Matt Heinz and state Sen. Paula Aboud in the August primary to see who will take up the mantle of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Southeastern Arizona's new congressional district. Read more»

Robert Henry Moormann was executed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A federal court Tuesday refused to stand in the way of the executions of two Arizona inmates, clearing the way for the execution of a man Wednesday morning and another next week. Read more» 1

The United States announced Wednesday that North Korea has agreed to a moratorium on its nuclear activities and tests, marking a breakthrough in negotiations with the communist regime. Read more»

Arizona is losing out on movies and television shows that could be filming here because other states are luring them with tax incentives, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with Deputy Secretary David Hayes. Salazar said after the hearing that he is confident a ban on Grand Canyon uranium mining will withstand a legal challenge.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he is confident a 20-year ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon will hold up to an industry lawsuit challenging the January withdrawal of the land by federal officials. Read more»

What does it mean to be “conservative” — a word that has different meanings in different places. To say we are becoming more conservative provides a comforting narrative to mainstream journalists who like to reassure people that all is hunky-dory. Read more»

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