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An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

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Suspected DUI driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest crash

Suspected DUI driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest crash

AUSTIN, Texas  — A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.

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Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

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Dog electrocuted during Tucson Greyhound Park race, city official says

A dog was electrocuted Friday night while racing at Tucson Greyhound Park and a city councilman said it’s the second such death in a month.

March 08, 2014 6:03 pmLoading…
Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?

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Ariz. expected to have nation’s second-fastest job growth in 2014

WASHINGTON — Arizona is expected to post the second-highest rate of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report.

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Michael Gerson: GOP shows signs of shaking its tea-party hangover

The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender.

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Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

A Mexican company is moving into Tucson with plans to ramp up production of liquefied sugar cane to compete with widely used high-fructose corn syrup.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD's Sanchez gave consultant early track on Tucson contract

TUSD's Sanchez gave consultant early track on Tucson contract

TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez gave the head of a Texas education-consulting company a private early notice about a training program he intended to create here, and encouraged her to bid on the contract.

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Sacred Harp: 'Singing for singing's sake'

Sacred Harp: 'Singing for singing's sake'

One of the oldest American musical traditions lives and breathes twice a month in midtown Tucson.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD hires planning consultant with ties to new superintendent

Tucson’s largest school district has awarded a $92,500 strategic planning contract to a company headed by one of the new superintendent’s personal job references.

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Eaglesmith brings his "Tambourine" to Tucson

Eaglesmith brings his "Tambourine" to Tucson

Fred Eaglesmith has long been hailed as a master songwriter.

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New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores

WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.

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Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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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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Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Top 100 Songs: #4 "Harlem Shake" by Baauer

Top 100 Songs: #4 "Harlem Shake" by Baauer

Baauer, right,, and Just Blaze pose after performing at the Dell Preview Event at the Fader Fort presented by Converse, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Austin, Texas.(Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP Images)

December 28, 2013 10:40 am
Italian food truck hopes to make big impression

Italian food truck hopes to make big impression

As food truck options continue to grow in Tucson, one family is banking that bigger is better.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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