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All four candidates vying for the GOP CD8 nomination focused on beating Gabrielle Giffords in their debate Thursday night. Read more»

Carmen Mercer started the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in 2002. Mercer says local chapters will continue to battle illegal immigration despite the fact that the national group has disbanded.

The president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says that even though her national group has disbanded, local Minuteman groups can continue to operate, and she promises to continue her work in Cochise County to stop illegal immigration. Read more»

Michael Keith, a developer and downtown advocate, will be the interim head of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, the public/private agency tasked with downtown development. Read more»

The four Republicans competing to run against Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will square off Thursday evening at the University of Arizona. Read more»

Unrest in Bishkek, April 8.

Russia blesses the revolution in Kyrgyzstan, leaving America and China on the outside looking in at events in Bishkek. Read more»

Ciudad Mariche is a "socialist city," a project designed to solve not only Venezuela's chronic housing shortage but provide long-term solutions to poverty and crime. But like many of Hugo Chavez's policies, it also courts controversy. Critics say it may be a surreptitious way of invading the right to private property. Read more»

The Titan II missile museum is located just south of Tucson.

A treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague on Thursday would trim the two power’s strategic nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in half a century. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson after an aerial tour of the border in Cochise County.

Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure the border. Read more»

TUSD Superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen was unanimously approved as the new head of Douglas County (Colo.) School District on Tuesday night. Read more»

Fifty-one empty chairs lined up outside the State Capitol on Tuesday represent the 51 Arizona children who died from abuse in 2008. Gov. Jan Brewer, law enforcement officials and child advocates marked Child Abuse Prevention Month by urging Arizonans to look for and report signs of child abuse.

Dozens of child-sized plastic chairs sat empty Tuesday outside the State Capitol, each representing an Arizona child who has died from abuse. In 2008, the last year for which statewide statistics are available, 51 Arizona kids died from abuse. Read more»

A screenshot from the WikiLeaks video. The subtitle and annotation by WikiLeaks asserts that a U.S. helicopter crew mistook a camera for a weapon.

In recent weeks – and in the wake of a recently uncovered video – military officials have made some serious admissions about shooting civilians. Read more» 1

With a tagline of "short term memory gloss," the Daily Show's Jon Stewart raked Sen. John McCain over the coals for changing his position on several issues. Stewart accused McCain of selling his soul on Tuesday's show. Read more»

Several bodies of young women were found at this location a few years ago, about a mile from the border. These crosses memorialize them.

Five thousand people have been murdered in the dying border city of Ciudad Juarez since 2008. Read more»

City Council member Rodney Glassman resigned his seat and threw his hat into the ring for a Senate run against, very probably, Senator John McCain. Is McCain scared? Well, Cindy's not. Read more»

Glassman spoke with supporters following his announcement.

Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman resigned Tuesday night to launch his bid for U.S. Senate. Read more» 2

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