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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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Haitian earthquake

Haiti: Missionaries charged with child kidnapping

When the American Baptist missionaries came into this small village perched above the destroyed capital, Maggie Moise willingly gave away her 9-year-old twins.... Read more»

Census Super Bowl ad doesn't add up for McCain

Sen. McCain doesn't much approve of the Census Bureau's purchase of a $2.5 million Super Bowl ad. He says the expense is "completely out of touch." The Census says the ad "will carry great weight with viewers."... Read more»2

Comic: Pakistan

Pentagon names 14-year-old commander of drone fleet

Sometimes you've got to call in the real experts.... Read more»

Border security

Obama's budget would scale back border security projects

President Obama's plans to scale back some border security plans enacted after 9/11 are drawing fire.... Read more»1

Expanding horizons

Saudi women revel in online lives

Saudi women moved into cyberspace at a much faster clip than men. The Internet provides a virtual leap over the many restrictions they face and connects them as never before to the outside world.... Read more»

Sweet deal for Diageo

Lobbyists distill tax break for foreign rum maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world's largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to move forward without any objection from Congress.... Read more»1

Gun control

Proposed Az gun laws would ease concealed weapons requirements

Gun owners will have fewer restrictions in Arizona if state legislators have their way.... Read more»1

Dutch crack down on marijuana tourism

After 30 years of high times, Amsterdam continues to attract waves of tourists eager to smoke a reefer or two without having to look out for the cops. However Dutch attitudes are changing. Restrictions on cannabis sales are tighter, while youngsters seem indifferent to the coffee shops' charms.... Read more»

Don't ask, don't tell

'Don't ask, don't care:' Where gays do serve - openly - in the military

In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care." In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country's military.... Read more»2

Arizona government

Legal ad print requirement facing questions

In a digital age, should Arizona taxpayers have to continue covering the cost of publishing public notices in newspapers?... Read more»

Analysis

Taiwan says hello to arms

Taiwan's reaction to America's formal offer of $6.4 billion in weaponry could be summed up as follows: "Thanks — but next time, give us the good stuff. And can we talk about the price?"... Read more»

Mexico considers clamping down on 'los Twitteros'

Mexico has racked up its fair share of menacingly named outlaws in a three-year drug war: the Zetas, Aztecas and Panthers. Now, if the government gets its way, another name will also make the wanted list: los Twitteros.... Read more»

City of Tucson

Text of Mayor Walkup's 'State of the City' speech

Text of Mayor Walkup's 'State of the City' address, as prepared for delivery. "For generations, men and women from all over the world have chosen Tucson to be their home. They choose Tucson for jobs, health, military service, climate, culture, safety, education and inspiration."... Read more»

Transportation Security Administration

Air marshals dogged by discrimination complaints

Some in the Federal Air Marshal Service say discrimination and retaliation distracts them from their mission of stopping terrorists and protecting passengers. ... Read more»

Terror

Will Europe block a US anti-terrorism program?

The fate of the United States government’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) may hinge on how Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert’s week turns out. And it’s not looking particularly rosy for the TFTP at the moment. ... Read more»

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