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Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Two men are in custody after turning themselves in at the port of entry in Nogales, asking the government to grant them humanitarian parole and to re-open their immigration cases.

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Kathy Scott: Focus from both state and federal government should shift to producing great teachers

The contrasting editorials on whether states or the federal government should control public education published last month fail to address the real causes of student underachievement: a growing dissatisfaction within the teaching profession that is impacting who goes into this career and ho…

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UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

This week’s big pulse of water into the long-parched Colorado River Delta will be one of the most studied water releases ever.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

Ariz. bills target federal wolf-recovery program

PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans who say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries are targeting a gray-wolf recovery program with bills that allow livestock owners to shoot the wolves while also directing the Legislature to consider banning conservation efforts.

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Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Attendees at this weekend’s Fourth Avenue Street Fair will be able to mix shopping and eating with starting the health-insurance enrollment process.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Court filing: Brewer should stay out of Arizona college tuition rates for 'dreamers'

PHOENIX —The attorney for the state's largest community college system says Gov. Jan Brewer has no right to tell them how much they can charge "dreamers" to attend school there.

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Federal pre-existing condition plan extending coverage

The federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, PCIP, is once again extending coverage for enrollees.

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US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ariz. attorney wants judge to throw out gay marriage lawsuit

Ariz. attorney wants judge to throw out gay marriage lawsuit

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples, including one in Tucson, to allow them to marry.

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State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

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Property owners fault U.S. firefighters for burned cabins and land

A deliberately set backfire, not the Bullock Fire, caused the damage in 2002, they contend

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tax plan to help Tucson hospitals cover unpaid care rejected

The federal government has denied a request from the city of Tucson that would have allowed local hospitals to draw down millions of government dollars to cover patients who can’t pay.

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Arizona lawmaker's bill would target NSA

Arizona lawmaker's bill would target NSA

PHOENIX — Unwilling to wait for congressional action, a first-term state legislator is attempting to clip the wings of the National Security Agency, at least in Arizona.

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Group: Number in state's Medicaid program could grow 90 percent

PHOENIX — A free-market advocacy group contends the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.

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State seeks delay in Tohono O'odham casino hearing

PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O’odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.

November 18, 2013 6:20 pmLoading…
E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Reporter among Tucsonans who find insurance sign-up problematic

Arizonans who want to purchase subsidized health insurance under President Obama’s new law must do it through the federal government, which is operating the state’s marketplace.

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McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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