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Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

In the March 19 guest opinion (“Officer-involved shootings should require independent review”), Paul Gattone advocates for an independent civilian review of officer-involved shootings to determine whether the law-enforcement officers should be prosecuted. My office already provides that inde…

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Arizona lawmaker wants to clamp down on low-cost drones for snooping

Arizona lawmaker wants to clamp down on low-cost drones for snooping

PHOENIX — For $200 you can go to an electronics store, buy a remote-control helicopter, strap a camera to it and fly it over you’re neighbor’s property and peek through the windows.

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GOP county board members take spat over development public

GOP county board members take spat over development public

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller has made a rare public attack against another supervisor, going after fellow Republican Ray Carroll. 

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High-ranking Pima administrator seeks $6M over bicycle-crash injuries

The second-most-powerful person in the Pima County administration has filed a claim against the county, asking for $6 million in damages.

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Hammond and Silvyn named Man and Woman of Year

Hammond and Silvyn named Man and Woman of Year

Mike Hammond was still polishing his jokes about why his glasses were missing a lens and Keri Silvyn hadn’t quite finished her first cup of coffee when they were both surprised with one of Tucson’s most prestigious leadership awards.

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County program reclaims addicts' lives, saves taxpayer money

The road from drug addiction to recovery was long and difficult for Denise Hotchkiss.

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Victim Services needs volunteers

Fleeing from a domestic violence situation in New York, the woman arrived in Tucson with her three children and $50 in her pocket. Unable to reach her contact in the city and growing despondent, she walked into a police station and asked for help.

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Justices reject 'implied consent'

Justices reject 'implied consent'

Tucson Police Department officer Chris Morin tries to get information from a drunken-driving suspect who later became combative. He refused to take both the field sobriety test and the breath test, and a blood draw was administered.

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Justices reject 'implied consent'

Justices reject 'implied consent'

PHOENIX - Police cannot use state traffic laws to draw blood from suspected drunken drivers without a warrant, absent their specific permission at the time of the test, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Emotive Taylor says LaWall should wipe his slate clean

Emotive Taylor says LaWall should wipe his slate clean

Louis Taylor, with attorney Noel Fidel, fights tears as he describes his long imprisonment, during which some of his relatives died. Taylor, a Tucson native, said he might someday return to live in his hometown, but for now he plans to settle in the Phoenix area.

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Emotive Taylor says LaWall should wipe his slate clean

Emotive Taylor says LaWall should wipe his slate clean

Articulate and sometimes emotional, Louis Cuen Taylor spoke Wednesday afternoon about his case, the legal system and his first days of freedom after four decades in prison.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Related
Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

More than 100 pairs of eyes were on Louis Cuen Taylor Tuesday morning as he walked tentatively into the courtroom wearing an orange prison-issue T-shirt and baggy pants.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Louis Cuen Taylor accepts congratulations from Howard Kashman, his original attorney, as his current defense team surrounds him. "Welcome back, Mr. Taylor," Judge Richard Fields said after accepting Taylor's no-contest pleas. Fields gave Taylor credit for time served and ordered him released.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Louis Taylor disposes of the remains of his first meal outside prison in more than 40 years, a cheeseburger at In-n-Out Burger. The restaurant was his first stop after he felt "free Mother Earth beneath my feet" upon his release from the Arizona State Prison Complex on South Wilmot Road.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Kristina Beckman-Brito finds the moment overwhelming as she watches Louis Taylor come out of the South Wilmot Road prison a free man.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

The building at 100 N. Stone Ave., as it looks today. A fire on Dec. 20, 1970, killed 28 people; a 29th died months later. The former landmark Tucson hotel is now a office building.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Louis Cuen Taylor was 16 when he was arrested after the Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson. He turns 59 this week.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

A injured firefighter is taken from the scene of the Pioneer Hotel blaze. The death toll ultimately reached 29.

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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Some of the evidence in the fire was destroyed, and some was given to attorneys involved in civil suits against the hotel and the carpeting manufacturer.

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What Mark Kelly told the man who tried to kill his wife

What Mark Kelly told the man who tried to kill his wife

Below is Mark Kelly’s statement as prepared for delivery at today'ssentencing of Jared Lee Loughner:

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