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Tucson and Arizona leaders unite to save Cherrybell Station Tucson and Arizona leaders unite to save...

Tucson leadership calls on members of Congress to deliver more than 1,700 survey responses to United States Postal Service.

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4th of July “A” Mountain fireworks celebration 4th of July “A” Mountain fireworks celeb...

Residents may enjoy the “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration from the Tucson Convention Center’s (TCC) Parking Lot B (off Cushing Street between Granada and Church Avenue) or Parking Lot C (off Granada between Broadway Boulevard and Cushing Street).

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Three Arizona cities top survey for veterans to live Three Arizona cities top survey for vete...

Military members who retire and those who separate from their respective service like Arizona to put down their roots.

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Brnovich files complaint against Tucson-based automobile and paving repair sellers Brnovich files complaint against Tucson-...

Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit for allegedly accepting money or services consumers never received.

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Some Americans need to revisit the history of Independence Day Some Americans need to revisit the histo...

Polls show that too many people don't know what July 4th is about.

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The secret scam of streetcars The secret scam of streetcars

How to sell a century-old technology as the future of transportation.

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Does the New York Times want Catholics to burn museums? Does the New York Times want Catholics t...

After reading Phil Corbett’s response to questions about the tastefulness of running images in the paper of a “portrait” of Pope Benedict XVI made from condoms, I’m beginning to wonder.

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Unwanted endorsements dept. Unwanted endorsements dept.

Whitey, does crime pay?

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Phil Richardson: The cost of building and maintaining more prisons Phil Richardson: The cost of building an...

I've been trying to suggest a way to deflect the slashing of funding for education in my State of Arizona—particularly the anticipated 50 percent reduction in funding for a program for technical and career education that will affect the lives of 92,000 students in Arizona's high school and junior colleges: The Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs). They are under threat of being disman...

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John W. Whitehead: The emergence of Orwellian newspeak and the death of free speech John W. Whitehead: The emergence of Orwe...

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use.

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Michael Barone: Patriotism, optimism and good-natured debate Michael Barone: Patriotism, optimism and...

The Fourth of July is a time to remember Americans who have contributed much to their country, and this Fourth weekend is a good time to remember two such Americans who died in recent weeks — and whom I'd had the good fortune to know and joust with intellectually since the 1970s — Allen Weinstein and Ben Wattenberg.

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Eric Peters: Unmarked cars making the roads less safe Eric Peters: Unmarked cars making the ro...

Instead of cops lurking in cutouts on the highway, radar guns at the ready, fleecing people at random - why not just cut 'em a check every year and end the dog-and-pony show that goes on countless of thousands of times every day by the side of the road - and later on, in a court?

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C.J. Miles: Social Security Matters C.J. Miles: Social Security Matters

The cut in benefits you are talking about is called the “Windfall Elimination Provision” (WEP).  It does not just affect teachers, but anyone in a government profession that (1) provides a pension and (2) did not deduct Social Security taxes from its employees.

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Rebecca Guthrie: "1776" book review Rebecca Guthrie: "1776" book review

This week in honor of Independence day, I picked David McCullough's book "1776."

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Fisker is back, but taxpayer money is not Fisker is back, but taxpayer money is no...

Another green tech company that got millions in federal dollars after the fiscal crisis only to declare bankruptcy is back in business.

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NYC mayor doesn’t want you smoking in your own home NYC mayor doesn’t want you smoking in yo...

De Blasio — evidently a firm believer in the statist maxim that “the process is the punishment” — is promoting a new initiative that aims to “pressure landlords and developers to prohibit smoking in their apartment complexes,” according to the New York Post.

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Californians overburdened by water restrictions Californians overburdened by water restr...

California has been plagued by a highly politicized water crisis for months now, despite crisis warnings for years.

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Kids create salt black markets in cafeterias due to Michelle Obama’s lunch rules Kids create salt black markets in cafete...

School administrators testify to Congress on ‘unintended consequences’ of the law.

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Tsipras allegedly caves in on many creditor demands Tsipras allegedly caves in on many credi...

"No" vote is leading  in the polls but "Yes" gaining for the July 5 referendum.

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Germany renews concerns over U.S. spying after WikiLeaks allegations surface Germany renews concerns over U.S. spying...

The State Department went into damage control mode again Thursday after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to explain fresh allegations that U.S. spies have eavesdropped not only on her phone but also those of dozens of other high-level German government officials.

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Extremism and censorship Extremism and censorship

There are obvious shortcomings in the British government's demand that all "beliefs" deserve "mutual respect." While it is important in a free society to tolerate beliefs we dislike, we should not be required to "respect" them.

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What’s driving Bolivia’s booming economy What’s driving Bolivia’s booming economy

To the surprise of many, Bolivia is now Latin America’s fastest growing economy. At a 5 percent growth rate it now outstrips once dominant but now stagnating regional competitors like Brazil and Peru.

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Dish Network tricks FCC, taxpayers in spectrum auction Dish Network tricks FCC, taxpayers in sp...

Dish Network may have used a set of subsidiary small businesses as front groups to buy electromagnetic spectrum transmission licenses from the Federal Communications Commission, at a discounted rate for which it would have otherwise been ineligible.

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Retired and broke Retired and broke

If you are an older American headed toward retirement, there is a good chance you will be a poor American, according to a new government survey. And the tragedy is that we can fix the problem of old and broke in America, if it were not for entrenched, status quo forces.

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Eric Peters: What they're not telling you about new cars Eric Peters: What they're not telling yo...

Did you know that some (and soon, probably many) new cars don't rely entirely on an alternator to generate the electricity needed to run accessories and - critical thing - keep the battery charged?

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Mark Cramer, war veteran, at Tucson Speedway: America Start Your Engines! Mark Cramer, war veteran, at Tucson Spee...

On July 4, 2015 at the Tucson Speedway Firecracker 100 Race, Mark Cramer, Army instructor in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program on Fort Huachuca will have the honor of giving the command “America, start your engines” again.

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Fox Sports' David Neal on Women's World Cup, future of U.S. soccer Fox Sports' David Neal on Women's World ...

For David Neal, the Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on Fox Sports, the U.S. Women's National Team's win over Germany on Tuesday brought more than a trip to the finals.

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Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Conference Medals Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Confe...

Arizona swimming and diving swept the Pac-12’s Tom Hansen Conference Medals for Arizona.

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Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of Softball X Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of...

Kellie Fox, Alyssa Palomino, Brigette Del Ponte and Estela Piñon are set to compete in the World Cup of Softball.

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David Leighton: Meet the man who helped light up Tucson David Leighton: Meet the man who helped ...

Around 1874, when he was roughly 11 years old, Frank E. “Red” Russell started traveling the East India, North Atlantic, South America and California trade routes. On a voyage to San Francisco, as the first mate on the sailing vessel Kingsport, Russell and his shipmates were caught in a heavy storm. Their ship took on water as the crew desperately tried to keep it afloat.

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The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton

1860- Montana Territory- the American Fur Company's steamboat, the Chippewa, becomes the first to penetrate the upper Missouri landing at Fort Benton.

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Congressional bill introduced to establish major trade route in southern Arizona Congressional bill introduced to establi...

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) have introduced in the Senate and House, respectively, the Sonoran Corridor Interstate Development Act of 2015, legislation that would designate the Sonoran Corridor as a future interstate to connect Interstate 19 to Interstate 10 south of the Tucson International Airport.

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Tucson and Arizona leaders unite to save Cherrybell Station Tucson and Arizona leaders unite to save Cherrybell Station

Tucson leadership calls on members of Congress to deliver more than 1,700 survey responses to United States Postal Service.

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The secret scam of streetcars The secret scam of streetcars

How to sell a century-old technology as the future of transportation.

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David Leighton: Meet the man who helped light up Tucson David Leighton: Meet the man who helped light up Tucson

Around 1874, when he was roughly 11 years old, Frank E. “Red” Russell started traveling the East India, North Atlantic, South America and California trade routes. On a voyage to San Francisco, as the first mate on the sailing vessel Kingsport, Russell and his shipmates were caught in a heavy storm. Their ship took on water as the crew desperately tried to keep it afloat.

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