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Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

SEATTLE — If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln- Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, you might find a cardboard diorama of the Benton-Rivers Encounter.

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Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad tha…

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Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Maricopa sheriff will disband controversial squad.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Writers voice their opinions on Rich Rod's behavior, gun deaths, public transportation.

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Shaping Southern Arizona's future

Shaping Southern Arizona's future

Gov.-elect Ducey, let’s grow our economy and improve educational outcomes together.

December 06, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Trend toward early voting by mail continues

Trend toward early voting by mail continues

Pima County sees early ballots continuing to gain support with voters.

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Border issues prevalent in LD8 Republican primary

Border issues prevalent in LD8 Republican primary

All four GOP candidates want to secure the border. 

August 09, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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School funding overhaul proposed

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

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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.

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Sahuarita budget gets council OK

Sahuarita budget gets council OK

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

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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.

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