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An inmate escaped from a minimum-security prison in Florence by cutting a hole in a perimeter fence Sunday morning, an Arizona Department of C…


  • By Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Four hundred Tucson families will get extra help learning about college and financial aid this year, due to to a private grant to the Universi…

  • By Kimberly Matas arizona daily star

Melissa Lopez was a nurturing influence, whether at home with her own children or at school with the teenagers she taught.



A home invader was shot to death Friday evening on the south side when he exchanged gunfire with the homeowner's neighbor, authorities said.

  • By Carmen Duarte arizona daily star

A tentative $93.5 million budget for the 2009-10 school year has been approved by the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board — an $…

  • By Josh Brodesky Arizona Daily Star

At 30 feet in the air and just after takeoff, Alan Muhs felt the left engine of his Piper Twin Comanche falter.


  • By Rhonda Bodfield arizona daily star

Shannon McKinney describes herself as the kind of woman who relishes a challenge, cultivates an upbeat attitude and possesses enough physical …

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  • By Rhonda Bodfield arizona daily star

The Tucson Unified School District has put the kibosh on a troubled land swap with the developer of a Southwest Side project.

Valencia Middle School, eighth grade


  • By Kimberly Matas arizona daily star

Matthew Thomas Scott looked like an average kid.

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  • By Rhonda Bodfield ARIZONA DAILY STAR

There isn't a lot of extra money for education these days, but thanks to a round of small grants from a local non-profit, Pueblo High Magnet S…

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  • By Dan Sorenson Arizona Daily Star

The standard mob scene at local job fairs may be a thing of the past, if Thursday's Summer Job Fair at Pima Community College's Desert Vista C…

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star