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Sen. Al Melvin, Rep. Frank Antenori, Rep. David Gowan and Rep. David Stevens, clockwise from top right.

Tucson-area state legislators Sen. Melvin and Reps. Antenori, Gowan and Stevens don't seem to be fans of the Star. They sent the paper a letter saying "The bias of the Arizona Daily Star editorial board makes a fair and balanced discussion impossible. As a result, we will no longer participate with the Star's editorial board." Read more» 6

A new iphone app - SeeClickFix+ - may help smooth your morning commute. The launch of a local hazard tracker will speed pothole repair, says the city. Read more» 2

Access Tucson will shut its doors for four weeks - Feb. 10 to March 9 - following a 60 percent cut in city funding. Read more» 1

President Obama vowed to continue his ambitious legislative agenda, despite the “tired old battles” that have marked his first year in office. Read more»

With Mexico City and the countryside at odds, a fight is brewing in the federal legislature, and activists on both sides are gearing for the looming brawl. An amendment to the constitution was proposed last year that would protect life "from the moment of conception" and lay the groundwork to criminalize abortion nationwide. Read more»

The full text of President Obama’s first State of the Union address: "Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union." Read more»

President  Barack Obama.

TucsonSentinel.com will offer live streaming video of the State of the Union and a live chat during the address. Join us at 7 p.m. to cheer and jeer, praise and dispute, advise and dissent while the president speaks. Read more»

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says having a lieutenant governor ready to assume the governorship would provide more continuity should the governor leave. At present, the secretary of state assumes the governor's office, something that has happened several times in recent memory.

The secretary of state has ascended to the governor’s office four times in recent decades. Twice that’s meant a change of party. The current officeholder, Ken Bennett, proposes renaming the office to lieutenant governor. Read more»

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors. Read more»

The nonprofit World Vision prefers to hire only Christians, even as it receives hundreds of millions in federal funds. Should taxpayers foot the bill for religious groups? Read more» 1

Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe dressed as a pimp when he secretly filmed ACORN workers last year. O'Keefe was arrested Monday after attempting to wiretap Louisiana Sen. Landrieu's New Orleans office.

'ACORN pimp' James O'Keefe is among those arrested for allegedly plotting to wiretap the office phone of Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu. Read more» 2

Tim Tebow

As a quarterback for the Florida Gators Tim Tebow rarely made mistakes. But his decision to appear in an anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl has critics howling. Read more»

Musicians Zack De la Rocha and Linda Ronstadt lead march protesting Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job." Read more»

Border Patrol efforts have forced smugglers onto the Tohono O’odham Nation near Sells.

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer's efforts to offset a budget shortfall could hurt education in several ways, education advocates say. Read more» 2

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