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Analysis

U.S. schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort

Nearly seven decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the court’s declared goal of integrated education is still not yet achieved.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Clean Elections: Federal law ensures overseas military personnel, others can cast ballots

Everyone cherishes the memory of the first time they ever voted, but mine was especially memorable because I was stationed in Ramstein, Germany, with the U.S. Air Force. I cast my first vote thanks to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.... Read more»

Analysis

How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

When reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, headlines often fail to mention who instigated the violence nor any hint of the power imbalance in the region - and headlines matter because many Americans do not read past them when consuming news.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A chance for Pima County voters to confront Sinema — if indirectly

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has avoided public scrutiny like last year's fashions. One of her staffers will be at the Pima County supervisor's meeting Tuesday. This may be a rare chance for voters to vent to her.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Christy fairly needles fellow Pima Supes, Tucson-area governments set to start approving budgets

No, Republicans, "crazy" isn't a prerequisite for making life hard on Democrats, as Supervisor Steve Christy proves with some smart bird-dogging. ... Read more»

Analysis

6 months after climate summit: Where to find progress in a dangerous & divided world

Six months ago, negotiators at the United Nations’ Glasgow climate summit celebrated new commitments to lower global greenhouse gas emissions - today, the world looks ever more complex but there are areas to watch for progress and cooperation.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pride of Arizona: Claiming the James Webb Space Telescope as Tucson's own

The Webb telescope is technically a global collaboration. For bar bets and bragging rights, this puppy is ours. Just stamp Wilbur Wildcat's face on the Webb sunshield and be done with it.... Read more»

Analysis

Chiefs: Dropping gun permits threatens public safety—and officers’ lives

It’s not a stretch to think so-called “permitless carry” will alter the nature of gun violence in states where residents no longer need permits, background checks, or training to carry concealed handguns in public, and law enforcement officials are concerned.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Vanishing Lake Mead is concrete evidence of climate change

A grandmother dying from heatstroke in August because she can’t afford air conditioning may not be as glamorous as goons shooting Bugsy Siegel in Beverly Hills, but it’s the death we should be talking about. We still don’t know who killed Bugsy or why, but we know what's killing grandma. Climate change.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Walking or biking in Tucson shouldn’t be a death sentence

Being a pedestrian or cyclist in Tucson is deadly, and it has taken away too many lives. ... Read more»

Analysis

Religious beliefs give strength to the anti-abortion movement – but not all religions agree

Most anti-abortion rallies have signs and banners with religious admonitions such as “pray for life” and “pray to end abortion,” but in actuality, America’s religious community is divided over the issue of abortion.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Let’s put more effort into investigating and prosecuting environmental crimes

To protect communities from environmental harms caused by corporate polluters, lax oversight, and poor enforcement of existing laws, an increased effort needs to be made at uncovering environmental crimes, and holding those responsible accountable.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

The want of money: Tanque Verde, Catalina Foothills school districts to discuss bonds, overrides

The Tanque Verde and Catalina school district governing boards will vote on a pair of November ballot questions aiming to raise more money.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima supervisors to hold 2 days of hearings on proposed $1.9 billion budget

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will hold four budget hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday to go over a proposed $1.9 billion spending plan — complete with a sneaky tax hike — department by department.... Read more»

Analysis

Election admin have an ally in fight against misinformation

Less than 25% of the American public said they trusted the government as of last year, but election officials can work with the media to get ahead of misinformation, and to make themselves a source the public trusts. ... Read more»

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