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Oak Tree Fire near Sonoita Oak Tree Fire near Sonoita

The first wildfire of the season broke out in southeast Arizona yesterday. Dubbed the Oak Tree Fire, it was burning along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona.

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Tucson water rates going up in the summer Tucson water rates going up in the summe...

Tucson’s Mayor and Council have approved an increase in Fiscal Year 2016 water rates and fees that will take effect July 6, 2015.

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Stop human trafficking act passed house this week Stop human trafficking act passed house ...

U.S. Rep. McSally: “We can end human trafficking.”

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Tucson city charter changes going slow Tucson city charter changes going slow

The avaricious maw of government knows no bounds. After all the smoke and mirrors crap put up by the Mayor and Council and their hokey committee about changing the charter, they avoided everything relevant to settle on simply increasing revenue via higher taxes.

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What if we didn't have a Constitution? What if we didn't have a Constitution?

What if we didn't have a Constitution? What if the government were elected by custom and tradition, but not by law? What if election procedures and official titles and government responsibilities merely followed those that preceded them, and not because any of this was compelled by law, but because that's what folks came to expect?

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Florida: Yellow light refunds highlight engineering failure Florida: Yellow light refunds highlight ...

After yellow time lengthened by 1.9 seconds at Orange County, Florida intersection, red light violations plunge 91 percent.

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Rebecca Guthrie: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) book review Rebecca Guthrie: Let's Pretend This Neve...

I can not remember the last time I read a book that made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.

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2015’s best & worst states for military retirees 2015’s best & worst states for military ...

The number of veterans per 100 inhabitants is two times higher in Alaska than in New York.

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An eighth grader's Yo Mama jokes for Unitarians An eighth grader's Yo Mama jokes for Uni...

Presented at the Coming of Age Service at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, May 17, 2015.

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Phil Richardson: How hackers are manipulating U.S. stock markets Phil Richardson: How hackers are manipul...

Stock markets have from time to time been manipulated throughout the years in many diverse ways. The temptation of gain, even if illegal, is patently irresistible to some.

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Michael Barone:  The Two-Point-Something Campaign Michael Barone: The Two-Point-Something...

This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. And, since she made her own announcement April 12, Hillary Clinton has answered an average of about two-point-something questions from the press each week.

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Bill Tatro: Oversupplied Bill Tatro: Oversupplied

Simply put, a majority of the Great Depression could be laid at the doorstep of Smoot-Hawley.

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Aaron MacLean: Isolationism with drones is leading to American failure Aaron MacLean: Isolationism with drones ...

The Times of London reported this Sunday that, according to “senior American officials,” Saudi Arabia has decided to purchase nuclear weapons “off-the-shelf” from Pakistan.

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Student sues college after gun rights sign needed ‘special permission’ Student sues college after gun rights si...

A student at a Texas college filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming administrators shut down her free speech event that included a gun rights sign, telling her she needed “special permission” and that it was unclear if she could advocate for gun rights on campus.

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Obamacare failed to provide individuals with access to affordable care Obamacare failed to provide individuals ...

One primary goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to expand access to affordable health care.

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How much is your college really worth? How much is your college really worth?

Is it possible to calculate how much value a college adds?

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Economics of recycling in Houston Economics of recycling in Houston

When the revenue falls below $65 a ton, the city of Houston does not make any money and Waste Management takes a loss.

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

I know my boyfriend isn’t old enough to be able to give me a spousal benefit for at least another few years.  So I don’t know what to do. Can you tell me what the consequences are if I get married in terms of my Social Security benefit?

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U.S. forces ‘closely monitoring’ Iranian warships near Yemen U.S. forces ‘closely monitoring’ Iranian...

The ships are suspected of containing weapons and military supplies for Yemen rebels.

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U.S. drug probe won't topple Venezuela regime U.S. drug probe won't topple Venezuela r...

There has been a lot of excitement among critics of Venezuela's authoritarian populist government about new reports confirming that U.S. authorities are investigating Venezuela's No. 2 official on drug trafficking charges, but — unfortunately — the news will have very little political impact in that country.

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Burundi failed coup poses stark test for democracy Burundi failed coup poses stark test for...

Circling vultures monitor the shaky efforts to restore peace in the streets - a week after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, clashes between police and demonstrators continue, and many of those who returned home are forced to find shelter once again.

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"No big difference between Iran and ISIS" "No big difference between Iran and ISIS...

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, a Norwegian-Iranian neuroscientist who left Iran together with his older siblings in the early 1980s, is the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights (IHR). The organization was started about 10 years ago as a network of defenders of human rights, and in recent years has developed a broad network inside Iran.

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Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for utilities Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for ...

It is rare to see a new product, which could fundamentally change the way average Americans live, today is certainly not that day.

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Eric Peters: Things to know about tires Eric Peters: Things to know about tires

The invention of the wheel was a pretty big deal - rolling stuff being a lot easier than carrying (or pushing or dragging) it.

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Five major banks guilty of currency manipulation, acting as a cartel Five major banks guilty of currency mani...

Five major banks have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and to pay nearly $3 billion in restitution following a months-long Department of Justice investigation into the manipulation of the foreign-exchange spot market.

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Xcel Energy gets FAA approval to fly drones for infrastructure inspections Xcel Energy gets FAA approval to fly dro...

The Federal Aviation Administration will allow a Minnesota electric company to use drones to inspect electric lines and natural gas infrastructure, according to reports.

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Why are economists' predictions so awful? Why are economists' predictions so awful...

Economists have bought into the transitory soft patch thesis of the Fed, hook line and sinker.

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Where's all the (fake) money? Where's all the (fake) money?

Is cash still king? Based on data from the Federal Reserve Board, you might think so.

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The Indy 500 economics The Indy 500 economics

$431M: The Indy 500’s economic impact on the city of Indianapolis.

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Tonnesen named Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Year Tonnesen named Pac-12 Field Athlete of t...

For the third time in four years, Arizona has won the Pac-12 Men’s Field Athlete of the Year.

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NCAA Championships up next for UA women’s golf NCAA Championships up next for UA women’...

No. 5 University of Arizona women’s golf will conclude the collegiate season with the NCAA Championships.

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Casa Grande, Ariz - then and now Casa Grande, Ariz - then and now

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The town of Casa Grande is generally known for the National Monument that bears its name. But, in the days when Arizona was still a territory, Casa Grande appeared to be quite the hubbub of activity, thanks to the railroad. From the Arizona Weekly Citizen, May 22, 1886 Casa Grande. The little town of Casa Grande is among the most prospe...

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Old West history, May 21 - 24 Old West history, May 21 - 24

1886- Tucson, Arizona Territory- the city demands that Governor Zulich provide protection from Geronimo, whose band has reportedly claimed 100 lives.

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Oak Tree Fire near Sonoita Oak Tree Fire near Sonoita

The first wildfire of the season broke out in southeast Arizona yesterday. Dubbed the Oak Tree Fire, it was burning along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona.

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Student sues college after gun rights sign needed ‘special permission’ Student sues college after gun rights sign needed ‘special p...

A student at a Texas college filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming administrators shut down her free speech event that included a gun rights sign, telling her she needed “special permission” and that it was unclear if she could advocate for gun rights on campus.

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Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for utilities Tesla becomes the harbinger of doom for utilities

It is rare to see a new product, which could fundamentally change the way average Americans live, today is certainly not that day.

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