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Nogales police, Santa Cruz deputies sued in shooting death of truck driver

Nogales Police officers and Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies face a federal lawsuit after shooting and killing a 39-year-old man as he drove a "lumbering" semi-tractor through a Walmart parking during an incident in May 2021. ... Read more»

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Vulnerable bloggers

More libel suits coming from abroad

PHOENIX – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn’t reluctant to criticize those who support terrorism, but now he's being threatened with libel - from someone who lives in the Middle East.... Read more»

Arizona legislature

American Express pressures change in traveler's check law

After pressure from American Express, the Arizona House has reversed a law on how soon it can seize money from uncashed traveler's checks.... Read more»

Light rail

Downtown streetcar to get $63 million from feds

Tucson's modern streetcar project will be awarded $63 million in federal stimulus money, say Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raúl Grijalva... Read more»

Interfaith Community Services

$1 million donation buoys nonprofit on 25th anniversary

Interfaith Community Services is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a $1 million gift from one of its most loyal volunteers, Ed Jenkins.... Read more»

Comic: Ornithology

Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy.... Read more»

Northwest Explorer owner to buy bankrupt East Valley Tribune

The bankrupt Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune would be sold to the Colorado-based owner of the Northwest Explorer, under a deal outlined in a court document filed today.... Read more»

U.S. Senate race

McCain, Hayworth primary gets off to nasty start

Sen. John McCain and John Hayworth lost no time going after each other in what promises to be a heated Republican primary race for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

Purple Heart

Should severely wounded vets get university tuition break?

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson.... Read more»

Republican Senate primary

Observers: Hayworth taps GOP right but needs money to topple McCain

Former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth will appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, but he’ll need to tap into wallets around the state before he can mount a serious challenge to McCain, political scientists say.... Read more»1

Quality of life

It could be worse: Arizona No. 21 on well-being list

Arizona ranks No. 21 on the nation's happiest, healthiest list, according to a new Gallup poll.... Read more»

Valentine's Day

Want to save endangered species? Put a glove on your love, enviros say

Beginning on Valentine's day, the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity mounts its Endangered Species Condoms, an effort to educate people on the impact of population growth on threatened and endangered animals.... Read more»4

Just for Valentine's Day

Tempe penis tree creates a stir

A tree carved in the shape of a penis has residents in a Tempe neighborhood scratching their heads.... Read more»1

Az biz Rx: Solar, renewable energy for sustainable business environment

Gov. Jan Brewer joined business leaders Thursday in calling Arizona to create a climate more attractive to long-term employment, helping the state move away from growth as its primary economic driver.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Goddard: Historic agreement will increase border security

Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Border crime

Western Union settles dispute with state on money laundering

Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona.... Read more»

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