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Marijuana concealed in trunk of Buick sedan.

Border Patrol agents seized four vehicles, a firearm, more than $321,000 in narcotics, and detained 15 people in connection with criminal cases since late-June, authorities said. Read more»

2,000 pounds of marijuana seized from truck near Santa Cruz.

Border Patrol agents seized more than $1.1 million in narcotics, five vehicles, and caught 23 suspects in four incidents during the first two week July, according to a news release from the agency. Read more»

Hugh Holub, with daughters Annie and Beth, in December

The father of the tongue-in-cheek push for Southern Arizona statehood, Hugh Holub, died Monday morning from complications following a three-week bout with pneumonia, his daughter said. Read more» 2

Picacho Peak

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure. Read more»

Signs along Interstate 19 in southern Arizona use kilometers instead of miles, a nod to the days when the U.S. stood on the verge of converting to the metric system. State officials say the current signs are losing reflectivity and should be replaced, but a plan to use stimulus dollars to do that is on hold because of community concerns.

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life." Read more»