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To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.

July 22, 2014 11:00 amLoading…
Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say a…

July 21, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…
Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

July 21, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 23, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

House budget would boost funding for vocational education in Pima County

Career and technical education programs in Pima County could get a small budget boost if the state Senate passes the House-approved budget.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pima road-fund swap feud escalates with new report, complaint

Pima road-fund swap feud escalates with new report, complaint

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller’s district has received more money for road improvements and other transportation needs than the county’s other districts have since 1997, according to documents released this week.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

In the United States there are approximately as many firearms as inhabitants.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ronald W. Marx: Everyone is better off when we have more college graduates

Ronald W. Marx: Everyone is better off when we have more college graduates

In the Jan. 19 Arizona Daily Star article “Arizona spends too much sending too many to college, lawmaker says,” Rep. John Kavanagh, chairman of the Arizona House Appropriations Committee, said, “If somebody’s going to end up in a sales position or be a real estate agent, why are we investing…

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer unveils $9.3B spending plan

Brewer unveils $9.3B spending plan

PHOENIX — Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a $9.3 billion spending plan.

January 17, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bridging the Gap for Latino Students - Now is the Time!

It is an alarming reality that barely half of Arizona Hispanics have obtained a high school education. Latinos still continue to lag behind their white peers in high school graduation rates and overall academic performance.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson tops list of cities with poorly-maintained streets

A national transportation research group has put the Tucson metropolitan area among the worst places in in the nation when it comes to street maintenance.

October 03, 2013 5:13 pmLoading…

School funding overhaul proposed

A state lawmaker wants to create a new funding structure that would eliminate school district override and bond elections.

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sales-tax compromise expected to reduce towns' loss of revenue

A last-minute compromise on a bill to change the way sales taxes are collected protected millions of dollars of tax revenue for local towns.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sahuarita budget gets council OK

Sahuarita budget gets council OK

The Sahuarita Town Council unanimously approved a $95.7 million tentative budget Monday.

June 12, 2013 9:55 am Related Loading…
Kozachik: No more gun shows at Tucson Convention Center

Kozachik: No more gun shows at Tucson Convention Center

Gun shows could be a thing of the past at the Tucson Convention Center if Councilman Steve Kozachik gets his way.

January 16, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Tucson Councilman Kozachik dumps Republican party

Tucson Councilman Kozachik dumps Republican party

The Tucson city council has lost its lone Republican member.

January 11, 2013 4:34 pm Related

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Cajero Bedford defeats Garcia for Senate seat

Olivia Cajero Bedford claimed the state Senate seat in the new District 3.

August 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson to contemplate up to $200M bond package

The city is thinking of asking Tucson voters and tax payers to approve a bond package of between $100 million and $200 million to help pay for its mounting transportation needs.

June 16, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…

Fitz: Terri Proud email

This email exchange features State Representative Terri Proud who calls The Arizona Daily Star a Communist publication that is part of a dictatorial plot to control people. Wow. No wonder she backed a bill keeping email exchanges out of the public eye. (A very East German way of thinking, Terri)

April 12, 2012 9:25 amLoading…

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