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Tucson trick roper auditions on 'America's Got Talent'

Tucson trick roper auditions on 'America's Got Talent'

Loop Rawlins, 28, has been performing in Tucson since he was 14. 

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal said the blog posts were not meant in mean spirit

June 25, 2014 2:33 pm Photos

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Music notes: A few highlights from Tucson's music scene

weekend of song with the Ronstadts

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14 airport reopens first flight

14 airport reopens first flight

Tucson International Airport retires stairs, introduces wheel well discount flights.

April 22, 2014 10:08 am

Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

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Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Every April, as taxpayers claiming deductions for charitable gifts submit their IRS returns, I recall the words of a wealthy, now-deceased friend: “There are millions of Americans who, through no fault of their own, are condemned to live in dire circumstances, and I could use my resources to…

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Dr. Robert P. Goldfarb: Free stroke-risk evaluation could be a life-saver

Dr. Robert P. Goldfarb: Free stroke-risk evaluation could be a life-saver

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a massive stroke at the Little White House, his personal retreat, in Warm Springs, Ga. Writing in CNS Spectrums, Drs. Jeffrey M. Jones and Joni L. Jones note “… while sitting for a portrait, FDR suddenly developed a severe headac…

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Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

House Intelligence committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a respected figure at the Capitol for a decade, last week became the institution’s latest early retiree. The decision of Rogers, a Michigan Republican, is not part of a normal generational turnover, but rather a new trend in my experience — …

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Michael Gerson: The costs of passivity

History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

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Fitz: Ally Miller, defies her enemies, aims to clean up Pima County

From: Supervisor Ally Miller

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Michael Gerson: A rivalry that still reverberates

One of the most vivid, outspoken conservatives of our time has the drawback of being a fictional character in a British costume drama, “Downton Abbey.” Here is Lady Violet, dowager countess, sparring with her relentlessly progressive in-law, Isobel Crawley:

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Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

People are more important than things.

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Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

It’s just a few weeks into a new year, still a long way to November, but the primary battles for both parties are already underway, not only for this year’s elections, but for 2016 as well.

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Terry Bracy: The case for optimism

Terry Bracy: The case for optimism

Oscar Wilde once famously said the optimist sees the doughnut, and the pessimist sees the hole. Contemporary Washington is fixated on the holes even as doughnuts are arriving by the dozen.

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Group plans big push in Arizona for health-law insurance sign-ups

Seventy percent of uninsured Americans have not yet been to their state’s online health marketplace, says a new study by Enroll America, which for that reason is increasing its outreach in Arizona.

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Gordon Douglas: Hunting by any other name is still killing animals

It’s hard not to chuckle at how hard some people have to work to not say something. A great example is Gerry Perry’s Dec. 23 guest opinion, “Hunting benefits Arizona.”

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First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

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Leading by example rather than force can restore our global luster

The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:

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Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

It took eight long years, but Tombstone finally blasted its way onto True West Magazine’s Top 10 True Western Towns for 2014. Tombstone comes in at No. 9, while Dodge City, Kan., takes the top spot.

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