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Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and Pima County, which joined the challenge, argued that the 1864 ban needs to fit in with the state’s myriad other abortion laws.

The future of abortion access in Arizona remains in limbo after a three-judge panel in Tucson heard arguments Wednesday on the validity and application of a near-total ban from 1864 — and whether it can coexist with a 15-week ban passed this year.  Read more»

Ann-Eve Pedersen

Ann-Eve Pedersen, a former reporter and editor for the Citizen and Star, vigorous education activist and historical preservation advocate, died unexpectedly Friday at her home. She was 55 years old. Read more»

A rendering of the World View building.

State appeals court judges ruled that a suit over Pima County's support for high-altitude balloon firm World View is "moot," because the company's facility was completed years ago. Read more»

A rendering of a World View balloon.

An appeals court ruled that Pima County had the ability under economic development laws to bypass rules for collective bidding. The county was sued over a lease provided to high-altitude balloon company World View. Read more» 1