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Ruth Marcus: An emotional double standard

Let's have a rational discussion about the word "emotional."

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed state funding not enough to start UA veterinary program, officials say

PHOENIX — Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.

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Rafting companies canceling seasons due to dry Arizona winter

Rafting companies canceling seasons due to dry Arizona winter

Commercial rafting companies are canceling their seasons along the Upper Salt River and the Verde River due to a depleted water supply, forcing adventure seekers elsewhere.

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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…

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
While California wilts under drought, Colorado River supply OK — for now

While California wilts under drought, Colorado River supply OK — for now

While Californians sell cattle, halt salmon fishing and stop watering lawns due to an unyielding drought, the water picture is brighter — in the short term at least — for Arizona and the rest of the Colorado River Basin.

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UA women's basketball: Season looking like 1990-91, and that's not a good thing

UA women's basketball: Season looking like 1990-91, and that's not a good thing

Right now Arizona is on a path it certainly doesn’t want to be on.

January 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:

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It’s time to honor an American social-justice hero — César E. Chávez

It’s time to honor an American social-justice hero — César E. Chávez

With a new year upon us, we are presented an opportunity to reflect — to look back on our recent history and the greater legacy we can leave behind.

January 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

It took eight long years, but Tombstone finally blasted its way onto True West Magazine’s Top 10 True Western Towns for 2014. Tombstone comes in at No. 9, while Dodge City, Kan., takes the top spot.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New Mexico Bowl: Washington State blows 8-point lead in last 2 minutes

ALBUQUERQUE — With less than two minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.

December 21, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…
Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

October 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Beer and wine scene rising

Beer and wine scene rising

Visitors to the Ten Fifty-Five Brewing Company taproom now have more time to enjoy the beer that they’ve ordered and more space in which to do it.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mexican gray wolf: Where the wild things aren’t

Mexican gray wolf: Where the wild things aren’t

When I was the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I was fortunate enough to take part in the release of 11 Mexican gray wolves into Arizona’s Apache National Forest in 1998.

September 30, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
A dubious achievement for humanity

A dubious achievement for humanity

Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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We've met state goal of groundwater balance

Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Feds cut Colorado River releases; CAP shortage risks increase

Feds cut Colorado River releases; CAP shortage risks increase

The federal government tightened the screws on the overtaxed Colorado River Friday, announcing that it will cut water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for the first time ever starting in October.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pac-12: UA not only league team to have QB conundrum

Pac-12: UA not only league team to have QB conundrum

Max Wittek, a front-runner in the battle to be USC's quarterback, will try to help the Trojans bounce back from a 7-6 season in 2012.

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Transgender girl, 6, wins right to use girls’ bathroom at Colo. school

DENVER — Colorado officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls’ bathroom, in what advocates described as the first such ruling in the next frontier in civil rights.

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Photos: Colorado widfire rages

Photos: Colorado widfire rages

A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork. There are 12 wildfires burning in Colorado that have…

June 22, 2013 3:16 pm Photos

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