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Evidence destruction could lead to new molestation trial

Evidence destruction could lead to new molestation trial

Audiotape might have helped Tucsonan's defense, state Supreme Court says.

July 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Law & order briefs

Law & order briefs

Incidents from Tucson and Southern Arizona.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am

Bonnie Henry: A tale of a throbbing toe and a crisis of conscience

It began with a pair of flip-flops and a stubbed toe. It ended with a .45 perched on the hip of a very angry man in line in front of me at the prescription counter.

June 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Clean-power plan will fight floods, fires, EPA tells Western governors

Clean-power plan will fight floods, fires, EPA tells Western governors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean-power-plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that have ravaged the region in recent years.

June 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA adds another executive

UA adds another executive

The University of Arizona is adding another senior executive to its ranks.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Pima County raises fees on speeding tickets

Drivers caught speeding or violating other traffic laws in unincorporated Pima County will now have to pay an extra $37 for their infraction.

June 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Pima County to host open houses for comprehensive plan

Pima County to host open houses for comprehensive plan

Pima County will host a series of open houses this week to solicit public feedback on the 10-year update of the County's Comprehensive Plan.

May 19, 2014 3:01 pm Related Loading…

Judge: Executive privilege likely for Obama in Fast and Furious probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege in Operation Fast and Furious, the failed law enforcement operation at the center of a congressional investigation and subpoena fight between the Justice Department and Hou…

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Pima County's $1.1B budget plan calls for property tax increase

Pima County’s recommended budget calls for a property tax increase to make up for a loss in revenue and to expand the allocation for some departments that have overspent in the last few years.

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Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Nearly 80 percent of Arizona deportations last fiscal year came from people caught at the border — higher than the 64 percent nationwide, data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement show.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Brewer rejects outside review of Ariz. child welfare office

Brewer rejects outside review of Ariz. child welfare office

PHOENIX — Calling the spending unnecessary, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a measure Wednesday to hire an outside expert to study the state's child welfare agency.

April 30, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…

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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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

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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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It’s time to fix business-unfriendly image of Tucson and Pima County

If perception is reality, and if a new survey from the Tucson Metro Chamber is to be believed, then Tucson and Pima County are fighting an uphill battle to shake off a hazy but entrenched notion that they’re not “business friendly.”

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Miller opposes bond election for animal shelter

It didn't take long for Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller to voice her opposition to the $22 million bond election approved by the Board of Supervisors earlier this week for the Pima Animal Care Center.

March 21, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require would-be Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register.

March 19, 2014 10:01 amLoading…

District 1 resident not allowed to see Miller's furniture

A man who was escorted from Ally Miller's office last month after he demanded to see her office furniture will not be allowed to return.

March 10, 2014 11:54 amLoading…

State transportation construction plans open for public comment

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period for its 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction program.

March 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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