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Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.

August 28, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Group hopes to add learning center near Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial in Washington, D.C., is well-known for its stewardship of “The Wall.”

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Education notes: Basis senior Buadu wins national scholarship

Education notes: Basis senior Buadu wins national scholarship

Basis senior Buadu wins nat’l scholarship 

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St. Gregory senior to present at national science symposium

St. Gregory senior to present at national science symposium

St. Gregory College Preparatory School senior Kylie Yuanqi Zhang will represent Arizona at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington, D.C., next week.

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New UA center aims to prepare Tucson, world for climate change

New UA center aims to prepare Tucson, world for climate change

We’re going to have to adapt to more huge wildfires, prolonged heat waves, electricity brownouts, floods and severe droughts and other more extreme events in the future, thanks to climate change, says the director of a new University of Arizona research center that will try to help people do that.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Many of our political representatives are lionized when they act “tough” or “no nonsense.”

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Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

The Sunday Evening Forum, the go-to speaker series for generations of Tucson families, returns March 30, adding to the mix of new buildings, new restaurants and the modern streetcar making downtown a destination again.

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UA graduate honored by White House for K-12 science program

UA graduate honored by White House for K-12 science program

A UA doctoral graduate was honored by the White House on Tuesday for his work to provide area students with the opportunity to experience nature and conduct scientific research.

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South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

Owner of 'super-marketing' firm says spillover from Congress Street revitalization will invigorate nearby neighborhoods.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson beats only Detroit in high-wage job growth

Tucson beats only Detroit in high-wage job growth

A ranking of major metropolitan areas by the share of new jobs paying high wages shows Tucson outpacing only one other metro area — Detroit.

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Fitz: Preserving the Arizona we love requires standing up for immigration reform

Undocumented men, women and children continue to trespass, and die, in our cruel desert and immigration reform proposals continue to die in Washington’s moral wasteland.

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Attorney says border-crossers at center of Tucson protest were deported

Up to 70 detainees who were on the buses blocked by a Tucson protest Friday have now been deported through Calexico, Calif., and Del Rio, Texas, said Margo Cowan, a Tucson attorney and activist.

October 12, 2013 4:31 pmLoading…
MDA moving its national HQ out of Tucson

MDA moving its national HQ out of Tucson

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has announced plans to move its national offices from Tucson after calling the area home for nearly 22 years.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz Blog: Obama

Fitz Blog: Obama

This Obama scandal is bigger than Watergate and ________. (pick one)

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Panetta opens combat roles to women

Panetta opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 1:23 pmLoading…
Humorist Mark Russell returning to the stage

Humorist Mark Russell returning to the stage

His son, a Tucson publicist and radio personality, says dad couldn't sit still in today's heated political climate.

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US grants Arizona waiver to No Child Left Behind law

Arizona is among six more states that have been granted waivers from key provisions of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.

July 19, 2012 5:41 pmLoading…

Tucson-area teacher among educators honored by President

A science teacher from Empire High School was one of 97 math and science educators honored by President Barack Obama.

July 01, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Tucson-based Buffalo Exchange opens D.C. store

Vintage and used clothing retailer Buffalo Exchange has opened a new store in Washington, D.C.

June 26, 2012 8:57 pmLoading…

Free AIDS tests being tried out at drugstores

ATLANTA — Getting an AIDS test at the drugstore could become as common as a flu shot or blood pressure check, if a new pilot program takes off.

June 26, 2012 4:07 pmLoading…

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