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Analysis

Too hot to handle: Climate considerations for youth sport during the hottest years on record

With summer temperatures rising, youth sports leagues and school districts will need to update their practice rules and heat policies to keep players safe - paying particular attention to low-income, minority neighborhoods that can get excessively hot.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Great Hugo's ghost! Oro Valley considers plan B for pre-K deal with Pima County

Oro Valley has agreed to a tweak of their deal to take part in Pima County's early childhood education program. Did they get the socialism memo? It's the one from Hugo Chavez's ghost.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

We are stardust: Webb telescope's first images a big day for UA and town surrounding it

Five boffo pictures from the the James Webb Space Telescope shows bits of our universe in super high resolution — and they were taken by cameras designed and built at the University of Arizona.... Read more»

Comic:

Hellertoon: Seeing stars with the Webb Telescope

The out-of-this-world images released by NASA on Tuesday should make us all pause for a moment and consider our place in the universe.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: It's time to embrace real solutions for growing fentanyl dangers

For too long, we've played politics with the public health threat of fentanyl. It's time we addressed it with science-based solutions and raised awareness that cuts through the political talking points. ... Read more»

History

Bisbee Deportation: Butte & Bisbee outrages scored by brave woman representatives

"For 14 years I have claimed Bisbee as my home. But after Thursday, the 12th day of July. I hang my head in shame and sorrow for the sights I have witnessed here. When the full truth reaches the outside world, it will be looked upon with deserved aversion." — Rosa McKay, writing in 1917 of the now infamous Bisbee Deportation... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Tucson City Council to consider lifting eviction hold on city-owned housing, ponders water supplies

Tucson city staff will ask for an informal nod to move to start working with 190 families who owe $135,000 in back rent, while local school district budgets are set for adoption after state runs late on its spending plan.... Read more»

Analysis

Justice Samuel Alito's abortion decision cherry-picks history

In the decision Justice Samuel Alito wrote overruling 50 years of constitutional protection for women’s right to get an abortion, he deploys arguments that are based on several historical precedents - but he is rather selective in his forays into history.... Read more»

Analysis

Brnovich, lagging in the polls, begs Ducey to declare an 'invasion' to militarize the border

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to declare an “invasion” at the state’s southern border to invoke war powers and send the state’s National Guard troops to fight cartels and human smugglers.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Can Pima County property owners handle the taxing truth?

Pima County tax bills reflect an engine's worth of moving parts as home values rise and multiple taxing authorities set their rates across multiple accounting columns.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Independence Day guns — Well ain't that America?

When I grew up, Chevrolet had an advertisement that America was “baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.” It was catchy and it worked. America is all of those things and much more… like racism, oppression, inequality, an economic system of the haves and have-nots… and mass shootings.... Read more»

Comic:

Hellertoon: Mass shootings marr July 4 celebrations

The continued drumbeat of mass shootings in the United States cast a pall over July 4 celebrations, with six people gunned down in Highland Park, Ill., during an Independence Day parade, and more than 200 others killed and 550 wounded in shootings across the country over the weekend.... Read more»

Guest opinion

We looked to the Supreme Court to protect our rights. Now, it's taking them away

The theocracy also known as the U.S. Supreme Court decided that women's bodies don’t belong to them and has bought into right-wing victimhood - now, the Supreme Court is no longer the august body most Americans once admired.... Read more»

Guest opinion

By allowing community choice energy, Arizona could take advantage of solar potential

Community choice energy authorize cities and counties to buy cheaper and cleaner energy at a bulk discount, passing the cost savings on to ratepayers and putting the choice of where energy comes from back into the hands of the community.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Jefferson lives: The founder was a slave owner & jerk, but his words in the Declaration still matter

Have you ever really thought about what Thomas Jefferson was saying when he laid out his self-evident truths in the Declaration of Independence? It's worth thinking about, especially now as the foundations of our democracy are being undermined.... Read more»

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