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2019-07-19 \Tucson\Business Directory\L\Lawyers - All\Drug Charges Attorneys\
Damianakos Law Firm https://www.damianakoslaw.com/tucson-dru
177 N. Church Ave. Ste 601
520-222-8270
As a Tucson drug possession crimes attorney that defends all drug charges such as possession, distribution, importation of drugs, and sale of drugs, I have successfully represented numerous people charged with drug offenses.

2019-07-19 \Tucson\Business Directory\L\Lawyers - All\Accident Attorneys\
Law Offices of Price and Price https://www.priceandpricelaw.com/
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 800
520-795-6630
Personal injury attorney in Tucson, Arizona

2019-07-19 \Tucson\Business Directory\L\Lawyers - Criminal Law\
Damianakos Law Firm http://damianakoslaw.com
177 N. Church Ave. Ste 604
(520) 222-8270
Experienced Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney Elias Damianakos defends all criminal charges including domestic violence, DUI, and criminal traffic.
Free Consultation!

2019-02-08 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Computer Repair\
: Geeks 2 You Computer Repair Tucson https://geeks2you.com/locations/computer
5671 N. Oracle Rd #1107
520-222-8000
Geeks 2 You performs computer repair in Tucson. Our computer repair geeks come to your home or business and repair your computer. We offer same day computer repair service, and travel all over Tucson. We fix computers in: Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Foothills ... read more

2018-05-28 \Tucson\Business Directory\R\Real Estate - All\
New Concept Property Management
7301 E 22nd St Ste. 11W
(520) 551-7247
As the premier property management company in Tucson, Arizona we can get top dollar for your rental home. If you are looking for a professional to manage your rental home or investment property, trust the experienced managers at New Concept Property Management ... read more

2018-05-28 \Tucson\Business Directory\R\Real Estate - Commercial & Investment\
New Concept Property Management https://www.newconceptproperties.com/
7301 E 22nd St Ste. 11W
(520) 551-7247
New Concept Property Management is Tucson's premier property management company. As a property manager in southern Arizona we can rent your home or investment property for you.

2018-05-28 \Tucson\Business Directory\R\Real Estate Management\
New Concept Property Management https://www.newconceptproperties.com
7301 E 22nd St Ste. 11W
(520) 551-7247
New Concept Property Management is a top home rental management in Tucson, Arizona. If you are looking for a Tucson property manager to rent your home for top dollar without any stress, contact us today.

2018-02-20 \Tucson\Business Directory\M\Massage Therapy\
Greentoes Tucson https://www.greentoestucson.com
529 N. 6th Avenue
520-777-6281
Greentoes is a premier day spa in Tucson offering massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and more. They are located in the heart of Tucson by the University of Arizona campus. They also offer environmentally conscious skin care treatments ... read more

2018-02-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\L\Lawyers - Criminal Law\
Doug Taylor Law https://dougtaylorlaw.com
271 N Stone Ave, Tucson
(520) 884-5206
Doug Taylor is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Tucson, AZ. He can represent you if you need help with a DUI, felony, misdemeanor, traffic ticket or any other criminal defense needs. If you've been charged with a crime in Tucson, please ... read more

2017-12-28 \Tucson\Business Directory\M\Movers\
Moving Services, Inc. http://www.movingservicesaz.com
943 E 17th St
(520) 622-7676
Tucson's best local and long distance movers can help you with all of your moving needs. They have an A+ BBB Rating and have been in business for over 30 years. The staff is very professional and courteous. They take great care to handle all of your furniture ... read more

2017-12-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\Health Services\
Tony Martin Limb & Brace https://tmlbonline.com
5721 E 5th St #1
520-790-7755
Tony Martin Limb & Brace is Tucson's leading provider of orthotics and prosthetics. We also offer knee braces for knee pain, back braces for back pain and diabetic shoes.

2017-12-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
Tucson SEO Pros is the leading search engine optimization service in southern Arizona. If you are looking to outrank your competitors on Google, get more traffic to your website and generate more sales, contact us. Search engine marketing changes all ... read more

2017-12-07 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-07 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
Mount Lemmon highway access limited due to snow (starnet-local) : jersey numbers zero jersey numbers zero
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2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Website Design, Internet Marketing and more.
Tucson's number one ranked SEO provider.

2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Website Design, Internet Marketing and more.
Tucson's number one ranked SEO provider.

2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
Tucson's local SEO (search engine optimization), website design, and digital marketing firm.
Ranked number one for Seo in Tucson.

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Housing\
Affordable Tucson New Homes https://www.lgihomes.com/landing.cfm?id=
Move-in to your brand new home with $0 down financing in multiple Tucson area communities. High-quality construction, low monthly payments, and up to $10,000 worth of included upgrades.

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Web Site Design Services\
CS Design Studios - Tucson Web Design https://www.csdesignstudios.com
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #23
520-908-6088
CS Design Studios is a digital conversion agency in Tucson, Arizona. We have a host of services which include responsive website design & development, reputation management, search engine optimization, & online advertising. In order to help our customers ... read more

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Body Work\
Cutting Edge Collision Center Auto Body Shop & Painting https://www.cuttingedgeref.com/
2626 S 4th Ave
(520) 339-6901

Cutting Edge is a full service body shop that has served Tucson since 2004. In addition to being equipped with the most technologically advanced equipment, our team has the experience and expertise to make sure your vehicle is returned to a like-new ... read more

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\P\Plumbers\
Al Coronado Plumbing - Best Tucson Plumbers https://www.alcoronadoplumbing.com/
710 W. Carmen Pl
(520) 834-8400
Al Coronado is a family owned and operated plumbers company which has serviced Arizona since 1981. We take great pride in offering quality plumbing at an affordable rate, which has kept us in business for over 30 years. Customer service is one of our ... read more

2017-11-04 \Tucson\Community\
Volunteering in Tucson http://volunteer.unitedwaytucson.org/
The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona has an excellent online database of volunteer opportunities.  Get involved in making Tucson a better place!

2017-11-04 \Tucson\Community\
Tucson Community Meetups https://www.meetup.com/topics/communityo
New to Tucson?  Want to get out and about more?  Meetups are a great way to integrate with the Tucson community.  And if you don't see what you're looking for, you can easily start one.

2013-05-05 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
http://strengthbuilding.org
(520) 546-9296
Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps ... read more

2013-04-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Repair & Service\Service & Repair\
Address Change : www.flashautomotive.com
Flash Automotive has ONE location, we have relocated to 8300 E. Valencia Rd #10 Tucson, Az 85747 Phone number remains the same 520 290-9529 Thank you!
Becky (Owner)
Flash Automotive Repair Inc
8300 E. Valencia Rd #10
Tucson, Az 85747
520 290-9529 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Tucson Jewelry - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Jewelry Tucson - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\G\Gifts - All\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\G\Gifts - All\Candles & Candle Equipment & Supplies\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\U\Unclassified\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\
Handmade Jewelry - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Novelty Jewelry Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Designer Jeweler\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Jewelry Wholesale & Manufacturers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Watches Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Custom Jewelry Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Trailer Hitches Retail\
Wheel Equipment http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Accessories - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Axles - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Parts - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Wheel Equipment Inc. http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Trailer Hitches Retail\
Wheel Equipment Inc. http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Truck Bodies Repair & Painting\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\S\Swimming Pool Equipment & Supplies\Dealers\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\P\Plumbing Contractors\Septic Tanks & Systems Contractors & Dealers\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Pumps Service & Repair\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Pumps- Parts- & Supplies\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Rebuilding- Service- & Repair\
ASAP PUMP Repair - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Water & Sewage Companies\
ASAP Pump Parts - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Water & Sewage Companies\Water & Sewage Companies\
ASAP Pump Systems - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\S\Swimming Pool Equipment & Supplies\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\E\Environmental & Ecological Conservation\Solar Energy Contractors\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Truck Repairing & Service\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

Census office has grand opening and hopes to fill thousands of positions

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

A new census office in Tucson had its grand opening at 3983 E. Grant Rd on Wednesday.

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Men killed after allegedly breaking into midtown home identified

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Tucson Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after two men were found dead at a midtown residence early Wednesday morning.

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Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town says an attorney hired by the city’s insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome’s interim City Manager John […]

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Carjacking suspect on south side taken into custody

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

The suspect of a carjacking on the south side was taken into custody at Grant and Stone by Pima Community College Police on Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m.

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Phoenix City Council OKs new fees for airport rideshares

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — New fees for ride-hailing pickups and drop-offs at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have been approved by the city council. Council members voted 7-2 Wednesday to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each ride to and from the airport starting in 2020. With the fee increasing by […]

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4 Your Health: Inflammation in the lungs after vaping

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

News 4 Tucson's Angelique Lizarde has the latest health findings. 

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Vols QB Maurer will be game-time decision for No. 1 Alabama

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says quarterback Brian Maurer’s status for the Volunteers’ Saturday matchup at No. 1 Alabama will be a game-time decision after the freshman sustained a concussion last week. Pruitt had said Monday that Maurer had taken some reps at the previous night’s practice and added that “he’s going […]

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News 4 Tucson Cooks: Smashburger classic burgers

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

News 4 Tucson Cooks with the help of Smashburger make two classic burgers.

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Argentina's presidential front-runner focuses on economy

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The front-runner in Argentina’s presidential race says his main concern is the country’s economic woes, which he blames on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri. Alberto Fernández on Wednesday also dismissed the worries of some Argentines that he would be unduly influenced by his running mate and former boss, […]

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Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said Tuesday it was the state’s first recorded death connected to e-cigarette use. Officials declined to release any further details about […]

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No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors. A Lee County judge withheld adjudication […]

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Update on the latest sports

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

MLB-ALCS ALCS Game 4 postponed for rain, Yanks-Astros resume Thursday NEW YORK (AP) — Rain has pushed Game 4 of the AL Championship Series to Thursday night. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play tomorrow night instead, with Game 5 on Friday at Yankee Stadium and Game 6 in Houston on Saturday if […]

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32 immigrants found inside refrigerated trailer in Arizona

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers are facing federal human smuggling charges after 32 immigrants were found locked in a refrigerated semitrailer at a southern Arizona immigration checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents sent the semi for a secondary inspection Monday after being alerted by a trained dog. The entire truck was […]

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Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women’s Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Three strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. […]

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The Latest: Reward increases for missing Alabama girl

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Alabama girl (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A reward has been increased for information leading to a missing 3-year-old girl who was abducted from a birthday party. WHNT-TV reports Crime Stoppers is offering a $20,000 reward for information that assists law enforcement in […]

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Boxer Patrick Day has dies 4 days after fight

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day has died four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe […]

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The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time. The Chicago Teachers Union […]

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Man accused of documenting woman's killing pleads not guilty

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of documenting the killing of a woman on a camera memory card has pleaded not guilty. Brian Steven Smith didn’t speak during an arraignment that lasted about a minute Wednesday. A public defender entered his pleas for him. Smith faces charges of murder, sexual assault and evidence tampering […]

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The Latest: Schiff says he'll release interview transcripts

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment inquiry (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The lead House impeachment investigator says he will release transcripts of the closed-door interviews lawmakers have conducted with current and former administration officials. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says in a letter to colleagues that investigators will unveil the transcripts when […]

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Saints add Zenner and Parker, cut Anthony

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Zach Zenner and tight end Brian Parker in advance of this Sunday’s game at Chicago. The players filled roster spots opened by the two-game suspension of defensive back P.J. Williams and the release of linebacker Stephone Anthony. Zenner, a free agent, is a […]

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Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation's third-largest school district

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation’s third-largest school district.

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Vatican announces wearable 'eRosary' smart device and app for guided prayer

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

The "Click to Prayer eRosary" is a device targeted to young people as a tool to educate about praying the rosary, according to the Vatican News.

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Mexico's Slim supports president's objectives

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says he supports President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s objectives and estimates that he will make investments of more than $5.2 billion through his companies during López Obrador’s six-year term. Slim highlighted the president’s efforts to rein in government spending, raise the minimum wage, eradicate corruption, address crime, […]

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Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham is fraying over Syria. The South Carolina Republican is threatening to become the White House’s “worst nightmare” unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump, in turn, is suggesting that Graham focus on his job leading the Senate […]

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Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation’s opioid epidemic were intensifying ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday that three major drug distributors plus two manufacturers were working […]

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Trump's extraordinary letter to Turkey's Erdogan: 'Don't be a tough guy'

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

President Donald Trump wrote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an extraordinary letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria, a White House official confirmed to NBC News.

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Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the U.N. Security Council have tried unsuccessfully to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame. South Africa, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea were following up on decisions by the AU High Level Committee on […]

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Democrats walk out of Trump meeting about Turkey conflict

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Democratic congressional leaders say they walked out of a briefing with President Donald Trump on Turkey after hearing little but insults from Trump.

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Senate confirms former ambassador as new Air Force leader

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force. Wednesday’s 85-7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman to lead the Air Force, following Heather Wilson and Deborah James. Wilson resigned from the post in May. Barrett is […]

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The Latest: US airstrikes destroy ammo left behind in Syria

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Kobani, Syria. The factory had served as a coordination center for the U.S.-led coalition and Kurdish […]

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Wawrinka beats Lopez to reach Antwerp quarterfinals

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka outlasted Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the European Open. The Swiss veteran earned the only break of the match in the second set of a tight encounter that ended with Lopez hitting a shot into the net on match point. […]

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UA professor breaks down US-China feud in forum

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

A professor from the University of Arizona is looking at patterns of the past between the United States and China. He believes that the similarities stem from the idea of foreign and cultural threats.

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Man guilty of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and still faces trial in a police officer’s fatal shooting. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 44-year-old Markeith Loyd was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors will reconvene to decide whether he should face life in prison or the death […]

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Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed “The Boy Next Door Killer” will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Closing arguments ended Wednesday in the penalty phase of the […]

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Attorney: Lawsuit planned over VA hospital death in WVa

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man’s suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection. Charleston attorney Tony O’Dell said a notice was filed this week with the U.S. […]

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Alabama releases copy of execution procedures

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is making its execution protocol public after being ordered to do so by a federal judge. The Alabama Department of Corrections filed a redacted copy of its execution procedure with the federal court Wednesday. The 17 page document spells out procedures before, during and after an execution. It includes information […]

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Postseason Baseball Glance

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Washington 4, Milwaukee 3 Wednesday, Oct. 2: Tampa Bay 5, Oakland 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Houston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Houston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 10, Houston 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Tampa Bay 4, Houston 1 Thursday, Oct. 10: Houston 6, Tampa Bay 1 […]

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Search of collapsed hotel could become recovery mission

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials say the chances of a missing worker’s survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and they have shifted their efforts from rescue to recovery mode. News outlets report Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell says they shifted Wednesday ahead of a possible tropical storm. One worker was previously confirmed […]

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Warren, candidate with the answers, dodges tax hike question

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Elizabeth Warren rises to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to overhaul the political system, she risks coming off as just another politician — avoiding divulging potentially damaging details. That was on display Tuesday night in Ohio, where she refused, for the second presidential debate in a row, […]

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Prosecutor: Man killed family over the span of a week

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man facing murder charges for allegedly killing four relatives in Northern California took their lives over a week in two counties. Placer County prosecutors say in a complaint filed Wednesday that 53-year-old Shankar Hangud killed two relatives Oct. 7 and a third one the next day in Roseville. […]

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Deputy fired for gun discharge in Florida school cafeteria

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they’ve fired a Florida deputy several months after his gun accidentally discharged in a middle school cafeteria. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced during a news conference Wednesday that Cpl. Jonathan Cross had been terminated for conduct unbecoming a deputy and for mishandling his service weapon. Cross was […]

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Eagles could have Mills, Darby back to bolster secondary

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby were back at practice Wednesday, boosting Philadelphia’s depleted secondary. The team’s starting cornerbacks haven’t played together in a game since last Oct. 28. They could be on the field Sunday night when the Eagles (3-3) visit Dallas (3-3). “It’s like the first day of school,” Mills said. […]

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The Latest: 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife and son killed

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two deaths at the home of “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Authorities say “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death in their Southern California home by the couple’s son, who police subsequently shot to death. A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s statement […]

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St. Louis prosecutor hires Ferguson riots policing leader

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who led the policing effort during Ferguson protests is joining the St. Louis prosecutor’s office. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner introduced Ron Johnson Wednesday as law enforcement liaison, a contracted position that will pay $50,000 for one year. Gardner says Johnson will work toward better […]

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The Latest: Defendant in Giuliani associates probe gets bail

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A judge has set bail for a Florida man charged in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani. David Correia surrendered to federal agents […]

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Postal Service head to retire amid mounting financial woes

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who became the first woman to hold the position, is retiring early next year after working to stabilize the organization’s mounting financial woes. Brennan took the job in 2015. The Postal Service says she will step down Jan. 31. The announcement comes as the service has grappled with […]

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Chelsea Clinton quashes rumor of possible run for Congress

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is quashing the rumor that she might run for the New York congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Nita Lowey. Clinton said on the talk show “The View” Wednesday that she is not considering running for Lowey’s seat. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary […]

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Phoenix mom accused of using daughter to hide drugs

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

A Phoenix mother has been indicted for allegedly using her 13-year-old daughter to try and hide cocaine from officers during a traffic stop, officials announced Wednesday.

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Authorities say “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely's wife stabbed to death by couple's son, who police subsequently shot to death

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely’s wife stabbed to death by couple’s son, who police subsequently shot to death.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans can't appeal statues' removal

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court will not consider an appeal related to Memphis’ removal of statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from two parks. City officials circumvented a state law limiting the removal of historical memorials from public property by selling the parks to a private nonprofit. Davidson […]

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2015-02-26 bTucson on Facebook

Where does the Tucson community go to discuss things?  TucsonCitizen has closed doors for awhile now.  Individual articles have comments, but where is our online town square?  

Feel free to drop a line on our facebook page and tell where you go to talk to people in Tucson.


2015-02-26 Goodbye to AIMS

High School students were notified last Friday that they no longer have to take the AIMS as a graduation requirement, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1191 on Friday.

"I've heard parents literally begging the TUSD board to let their students walk with their graduating class, when they had four years of high school and fulfilled all the requirements, but still had to pass the AIMS.  But legally, the board couldn't allow them to do that.  So that was my first thought on hearing the change," commented Betts Putnam ... read more


2013-05-05

Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps both are happening.  Charters undeniably pull students away from district schools.  But can they also benefit districts by developing innovative models that work, that districts can then replicate at scale?

Pamela Cornell is aware of the difficulties faced ... read more


2012-12-12 Human Rights Day

Chen Guangcheng: "Citizens of the world, let your voice be heard in support of justice...The nations of the world should shift their focus from trade to human rights"



Chen Guangcheng, the blind dissident who escaped arrest and now lives in the United States, makes a strong plea for people to speak out, and also directly chides Xi Jinping for not improving justice and openness in Chinese society. Chen Guangcheng's nephew has been imprisoned for resisting a beating and other family members have been targeted as well.  ... read more


2012-12-06Sit Play Stay : Puppy Preschool!

Sit! Stay! Play! reminds me of the preschool my youngest daughters went to, where everything from play materials to how snacks were served was set up with a great deal of forethought.  Sit Stay Play is like that - its not just a kennel.  I found out about it because I needed a place to keep our pups for Thanksgiving, and I wanted them to have a more positive experience than a clean cage.  But you can't just board dogs here - they have to interview, see if they will be a good fit, and also have daycare experience before ... read more


2012-11-23 Camp Bow Wow Tucson Dog Boarding and Dog Daycare

Offering Pima County dog daycare and dog boarding. We separate the dogs into our indoor / outdoor play yards based on their size, temperament and play style where they socialize and play with other dogs all day long. We keep a high staff to dog ratio and our camp counselors are certified in dog behavior and pet first aid. Boarding dogs participate in our dog daycare program at no additional charge and are only in their spacious cabins for meals and bedtime. Watch your dog play on our camper cams. Stop by anytime for a tour, were sure youll love ... read more


2012-11-19 Arthropod Personalities and Boxed Beetles

Saturday November 24, 2012 events from 9am to 3pm
Learn about ant behaviour and take a beetle home to raise...SASI community day has something to offer for kids to serious entomologists.  Also gorgeous nature walk in the Saguaro National Monument West."


2012-11-14 Winter Wildlife at International Wildlife Museum

The International Wildlife Museum celebrates this holiday season with its Winter Wildlife theme throughout the month of December.  Holiday decorations will adorn the entire museum.  Fun scavenger hunts and crafts focused on winter loving animals and their habitats will be showcased each weekend.  

On Saturday, December 15, Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for picture taking from 5-7 PM.  Also the weatherman has guaranteed snow flurries from the North Pole for this special occasion ... read more


2012-11-06 The Most Important Election Of Them All

An Opinion Piece

by Ken Larsen

Every four years, the people and the punditry of this land piously
assert that that particular presidential polling is the big one, the ultimate
decider of our nations fate, the true history-maker, the most important
election of our time. An irony, to be sure, as typically each election fades in
our consciousness shortly after, replaced entirely in significance by the
upcoming one, the one that will really change and affect our lives forever.
As for myself ... read more


2012-11-05 Voter Cheat Sheets Arizona Election 2012

No more dithering, time to stand up and be counted.  Understanding Props 114 thru 204 (well, ok, there are only eleven of them) may seem confusing and time consuming, but at least a few of them are major power or money grabs, or are essential for funding struggling schools.  So its worth it to figure them out one way or another.

A quick way is to pick someone you trust and vote like they do:

Raul Grijalva's Proposition Recommendations

Arizona Daily Star's Endorsements and Recommendations

An in -depth look at the ballot propositions with both supporter and opposition statements is available from the League of Women Voters in both English and Spanish: www.lwvaz.org/VoterGuide.html

And of course the official information for the election ... read more


2012-10-23 Oliver Comstock, Tucsons Unsung Hero

by Jim Turner, http://jimturnerhistorian.org

Sporting a pith helmet, linen suit, and big white mutton chop sideburns, Oliver E. Comstock pedaled his bicycle along Tucsons dusty roads with a soup kettle hanging from the handlebars. He will never be as famous as Wyatt Earp, but he was a real hero to Tucsons Tent City residents. Sometimes called Tentville, the community started around 1900 in the desert north of the University of Arizona. There were no street lights or sewers, just low-income ... read more


2012-10-21 Dr Richard Carmona - opinion

Dr Carmona is not your typical Democratic party candidate.  He served under President Bush and was recruited by the republican party to run for office in 2006 (he declined).  He was also a deputy sheriff and was decorated with the Medal of Honor for shooting and killing a man who was threatening others, shot at Carmona and who turned out to have killed his own father that morning.

Carmona's experiences in Bush's administration might have something to do with his now running as a Democrat - he felt that the Bush administration ... read more


2012-10-16 Pack Night - Talking Turkey

International Wildlife Museum. Come make a turkey caller, turkey crafts and decorate Thanksgiving cookies.  Regular rates apply.  Free for Museum Members!


2012-09-12 Arizona US Senate Candidates 2012

Every Arizona voter can make a choice for our next US Senator, in a race which is now a statistical dead heat:

Dr Richard Carmona

Carmona announcing his candidacy from the Tucson Democratic Party headquarters

Campaign website: http://www.carmonaforarizona.com

Jeff Flake


Jeff Flake discusses his candidacy

Campaign website: http://www.jeffflake.com/"""""""


2012-09-11 Remembering 9/11 : Firefighter audiotape, dispatcher interview



What is so impressive to me is how calm the firefighters sound on this tape from inside the burning tower.  This is hard to watch, though.  These guys were real heros.


The last call from Flight 93
Interview with Lisa Jefferson, who took one of the final calls from Flight 93.  Todd Beamer, who she spoke to, helped organize the assault on the cockpit by the passengers.

She did not tell him about the WTC attack, but other passengers were told by friends and family.  ... read more


2012-09-11 World Trade Center rising again - but not even memorial immune from dispute

Maybe Tucson shouldn't feel so bad.  Even the 9/11 memorial museum beneath the World Trade Center is mired in dispute over dollars, between the memorial foundation and the Port Authority of NY/NJ.   Sentiment is fine, but money is money - and controlling it is not something anyone is going to give up lightly. Still, the new towers are up and close to complete, and the budget dispute has been resolved for now so that construction can resume.

Dispute puts 9/11 Museum in Limbo

Construction to resume on national 9/11 museum

Rio Nuevo Board and the City Council are perhaps doing the same, finally?  

9/11 is also an important date to remember the victims and heros of that day.  "Roll it" : Cockpit transcript from Flight 93 records the heroism of the ... read more


2012-09-07 Harold Bell Wright: American Best Seller Sells Tucson Climate

By Jim Turner, jimturnerhistorian.org

Few know him now, but Harold Bell Wright was once Americas most widely read author. He wrote for almost three decades and at one point he was even more popular than Mark Twain. Not only known for his preaching and writing, Wright told the world about the curative powers of Arizonas climate.  

Born in 1872 in Rome, New York, Wrights mother died when he was eleven, and he ran away from his alcoholic father a year later. He nearly froze or starved in the winter, worked odd jobs, and survived with the help of strangers.

At age 22 he contracted pneumonia, but also attended a revival meeting; both changed his life. After three years, poor health interrupted his religious studies and he retreated to his uncles farm in the Ozarks to recuperate. He became the local pastor and then his speaking talents took him to larger congregations in Kansas City and Chicago. His autobiographical novel, That Printer of Udells, was published in 1903.

... read more


2012-08-30 Time to ask tough questions

Arizona's elephant in the living room is also eating everything in the kitchen.  Our governor's campaign manager is also a lobbyist for private prison corporations who are getting a bigger and bigger slice of the public pie.  Prison expenditures are now 40% higher than spending on universities.  Our legislature rejects proven methods in use in other states that the Grand Canyon Institute estimates would save us between $30 million to $73 million per year on prison spending. And adding insult to injury, in the latest ... read more


2012-08-29 Primary Results 2012

The winners: Jeff Flake will face Richard Carmona for US Senate ; Ann Kirkpatrick will face Jonathan Paton for Congress in CD1 ; Ron Barber will be up against Martha McSally in CD2.  Raul Grijalva trounced both opponents and will face Gabriela Mercer in CD3.  

For Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik will be running against Mark Napier.  In the state legislature, incumbents generally won their primaries, and voters rejected Russell Pearce's bid to return to his former district, possibly ending his political career ... read more


2012-08-23 Arizona candidates 2012

Detailed information about candidates in the upcoming 2012 Elections: http://votesmartaz.com/votesmart/
http://www.politics1.com/az.htm

"People get the government they deserve"

Research.

Vote."""""


2012-08-23 What I wish McCaskill said to Akins:

Ruth Marcus wrote an excellent column about the disingenuous way both Republicans and Democrats responded to Todd Akins offensive remarks about rape victims.  In particular she points out that McCaskill is apparently trying to keep Akins candidacy alive, just because he would be easier to beat, and so responded in a wimpy, mealymouthed way to his ugliness.  Here's what I wish McCaskill said instead:
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Should he withdraw because he spoke his mind and voters have begun to realize who he really is and what he thinks?  He's been the same person all along, if you say he should withdraw now then he never should have run.  He's who is is, he thinks what he thinks; I'm who I am and think what I think, and voters have a choice.  To be honest, if I say everything that's really on my mind I'll probably offend some people, and I'm not going to drop out because of that. ... read more


2012-08-23 Class directory connects families

Open houses are here, and with them an opportunity to help kids and parents connect.  Bring a sign up sheet to your child's open house, asking parents to sign up to have their name and contact information in a class directory.  Type in all the info, make copies and give them back to the teacher to distribute.   Having a directory of the children's parents contact information makes it much easier for families to arrange playdates during the year!  And it may even help with bullying problems, if your kids know ... read more


2012-08-20 'On days when a lot of people are killed, the government will just shut down the Internet' ; AccessNow accuses MTN of collaborating with Syrian government

"Our contacts on the ground in Syria have told us that phone and internet service is constantly being throttled, and sometimes it's completely cut off -- just as military tanks roll into a neighborhood. "

https://www.accessnow.org/mtn

Bloomberg reported back in February that MTN disrupted protestors text messages, according to internal sources.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-15/syria-blocks-texts-with-dublin-made-gear.html

MTN, based out of South Africa, is apparently worried about the negative publicity, as their PR department contacted AccessNow to ask how to improve their image.   AccessNow responded to them to change their actions on the ground.  If the allegations are true, MTN is cutting off a key lifeline - communication - to protestors who are desperate and in danger.  When Libya was about to fall, twitter ... read more


2012-08-18 Tucsons First Honor Student

by Jim Turner

Its that time of year again. See you in September, as Frankie Vallee used to screech in his Top 40 falsetto back in the Sixties. Back to school means new clothes, school supplies, and often remorse that the summers over. But 140 years ago in the Old Pueblo, one kid loved school but almost became one of Tucsons first dropouts.

Ignacio Bonillas was born in Mexico in 1858, and his family moved to Tucson when he was twelve. Neither of his parents knew how to read, but they wanted a good education for their ... read more