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2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Gov. Brewer to Attend Dinner Honoring the "Faith Based" President (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        No, not Barack Obama, who has spent an extensive amount of time discussing how his Christian faith impacts his life. It's that other guy, the one before Obama.…
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2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Sure, a Short Film Based on a Arcade Fire Album. Why Not? (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        I don't have much of a sense of what it must be like to be Win Butler of the Arcade Fire right now, but I imagine the number of possibilities that open up when you're one of the biggest indie rock bands on the planet, but at ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Rocky Times in Rocky Point (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        Just in time for Spring Break: Ray Stern of Phoenix New Times delivers a dispatch from Rocky Point:
The town's boosters, condo owners, real estate officials, store owners, taco sellers, ATV renters, and residents are desperate ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Hospitals Offer Plan To Save Insurance Coverage for Poor (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        Arizona hospitals are coming up with ways to save health insurance for people on AHCCCS. Howie Fischer has details:
Arizona hospitals are making a last-ditch effort to save government-subsidized care for about two thirds of ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
More GOP Family Values on Display in Wisconsin (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        An amusing aside to the union-busting in Wisconsin, via The Raw Story:
Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Chris Rock on the Tea Party and Racism (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        The entirety of Scott Raab's interview with Chris Rock in this month's Esquire is worth reading, but this particular quote was worth a specific mention:
You got kids? Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.&hellip ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Rep. Matt Heinz: Restore Hospice Funding for Dying Arizonans (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        
Rep. Matt Heinz of Tucson is fighting to restore hospice care to dying patients. Jorge Salazar of Cronkite News Service brings us the details:
Restoring hospice care to Medicaid-covered services in Arizona would provide better ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
A Request to Tucson Clubs: Bring Hungry Kids of Hungary to Town (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        The joke's probably on me and they've probably played here a dozen times without it coming to my attention, but Australia's Hungry Kids of Hungary, appearing at SXSW this week, might be my favorite band of the moment. At least ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Sierra Club: Protect the Grand Canyon From Mining. Plus: The Bad Bills Continue at the Legislature (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club sends out her weekly update:
Hello all! The Legislature continues to move along with passing unnecessary and ridiculous bills and has not focused on the one thing they absolutely must do — ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Heartbreaking Newspaper Front Page from Japan (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        The emotional photo on the cover of Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun by photographer Toshiyuki Tsunerari might end up being the iconic image from last week's earthquake and tsunami.

[HT: Blogging via Typewriter] ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Palin Going Rogue on Fox? (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        New York Magazine wonders if Sarah Palin has gone rogue on Fox News boss Roger Ailes in the wake of the Tucson shooting rampage:
Before Sarah Palin posted her infamous “Blood Libel” video on Facebook on January 12 ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Two Mad Men Make the Pitch for High Speed Rail (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        I've spent a decade or so complaining that there should be a high speed train running from Flagstaff to Tucson via Phoenix, so I'm already in the bag for the message fictional characters Pete Campbell and Harry Crane are selling ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Artistic Range: Brandi Saxton at Borealis Arts (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        
"Clara" by Brandi Saxton, is on display in Unbelievably Believable, running through March 16 at Borealis Arts, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road, suite 160.
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2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Your Monday Morning Legislative Recap, Courtesy of Random Musings (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        Random Musings rounds up the week that was at the Arizona Legislature. Among the highlights:
- Senate President Russell Pearce announced that his "hold" on his anti-immigrant legislation was off.…
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2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
The Morning After: Uh Huh Her (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
        
        
One of the best things about Tucson in March (for a music-lover) is that the city serves as a pit stop for some pretty awesome bands on their way to and from South by Southwest.
Take indie pop rockers Uh Huh Her for example ... read more

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Student of the week (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Amy Stewart

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Radar van locations (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap
photographs of speeders at these locations today:

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Nogales-area fire burns 4,200 acres near Nogales (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Firefighters have partially contained a wildfire burning a few
miles west of Nogales, Arizona.

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
With your help, fund can send 700 kids to camp (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The Star kicked off its summer camp drive in February with an
envelope for readers to send donations. Our goal is to raise
$190,000 by June 1 to send 700 kids to weeklong overnight
camps.

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Lottery (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Drawings for Monday, March 14

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Man injured in south-side house fire (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

A man in his 50s was injured in a house fire on Tucson's south
side Monday evening.

2011-03-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 15 2011\
Arizona Cancer Center gets grant to hire experts (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The Arizona Cancer Center has won a $2 million gift from the
Prescott-based Del E. Webb Foundation to hire a few new cancer
researchers and doctors at a planned Phoenix clinic.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
What's closed 4th of July (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Services affected by the Fourth of July holiday:

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Blooms will reign as 'Queens of the Night' (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The night-blooming cereus ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Ogden ends 33 years with TFD (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Longtime Tucson firefighter ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Work on traffic-alert signs will close I-10, I-19 lanes (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Motorists can expect lane closures on Interstates 10 and 19 over
the next week as work continues on the installation of overhead
traffic-alert signs.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Child-support fee more than doubles today (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Noncustodial parents will have to dig a bit deeper for monthly
child-support payments beginning today.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Get ready for a muggy 4th of July weekend (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

An increase in moisture ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
House fire in central Tucson blamed on smoking (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

A fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a midtown home early Thursday was the 12th cigarette-related blaze in Tucson this year.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
corrections (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

• The city's Los Reales landfill will be open Monday. A list of
services affected by the Independence Day holiday, Thursday on A5,
incorrectly said it was closed.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
DUI checkpoints set for weekend (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be conducting
major DUI task-force deployments over the Fourth of July
weekend.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Neighborhood Briefs (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

midtown

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
What's closed for 4th of July (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Services affected by the Fourth of July holiday:

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Lottery (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Drawings for Thursday, July 1

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
O'odham teens cook up a victory in national contest (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Three teens from the ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Child molester convicted of seeking to have victim, mom killed (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

A 42-year-old Tucson man already serving 12 years for child molestation is now facing two life terms after being convicted of conspiring to kill his victim and her mother.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
God Bless The Loft: Independent Day "Team America" Sing-Along! (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
The Loft Cinema presents its annual Independence Day Team America sing-along on Sunday, July 4. What better way to celebrate our nation's birthday? Details here.
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2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Is the Economy on the Rebound? (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
Arizona Illustrated anchor Bill Buckmaster talks about the slightly rebounding Arizona economy with Marshall Vest, director of the Economic and Business Research Center at Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, and Dennis ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
CD8: Republicans Respond to RNC Chair's Comments on Afghanistan (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        Republican National Chairman Michael Steele has come under fire for comments yesterday about Afghanistan:
Keep in mind again, federal candidates, [Afghanistan] was a war of Obama’s choosing. This is not something the United States had actively ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Charlie Cook: "For Democrats, the House Is, At Best, Teetering on the Edge" (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        More bad news for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who represents a swing district in Southern Arizona's CD8. Charlie Cook of The Cook Report analyzes the latest polls:Among all voters, there has been a significant swing since 2008 when Democrats ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Conor Oberst Responds to Charlie Levy's Letter Regarding SB 1070 Boycott (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        We recently reported on an open letter that Arizona concert promoter Charlie Levy, of Stateside Presents, wrote to artists who are boycotting performing in our state in order to protest SB 1070, Gov. Jan Brewer and the state Legislature's ass ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Republican Jim Deakin: "Getting Politics Out of Health Care Will Reduce Costs" (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        
Republican Jim Deakin, who has joined J.D. Hayworth in challenging U.S. Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary, stops by Arizona Illustrated to chat with Bill Buckmaster. He says he'd filibuster Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court until ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Live (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/live/

        
        Monster Pussy, Logan Greene and the Bricks, The Gentlemen of Monster Island
          
            by Billups Allen
          
          
          
            MONSTER PUSSY, LOGAN GREENE AND THE BRICKS, THE GENTLEMEN OF MONSTER ISLAND ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
His Name Is Max Thunder (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/his-n

        
        The story of a downtown social queen with cancer, a gay theater director with mental illness, and the child they're raising together
          
            by James Reel
          
          
          
            In 2009, both Carlee ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Cage Campaign: We're Raising More Dough Than Melvin (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        Cheryl Cage—who narrowly lost to Al Melvin for the Legislative District 26 seat two years ago—sent a news release today that says she's raking in the dough:
LD 26 SENATE CANDIDATE CHERYL CAGE OUT RAISES INCUMBENT AL MELVIN ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Rasmussen: Brewer Leads Goddard (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        Rasmussen has new numbers on the Arizona governor's race. She's out ahead of Goddard:
Brewer, the runaway leader in her own party’s primary contest, is now leading Goddard, the unchallenged Democratic candidate for governor, by 18 points ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Bodies ... The Exhibition Offers Special (weekly) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/arc

        Admission for Bodies ... The Exhibition will be reduced from Friday, July 2, to Monday, July 5, in honor of Independence Day.
Regular admission is $22. Ticket prices for the weekend are:
$17.76 for adults 13-64$14 children 4-12$18 adults 55 ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Wind and dust predicted for the Old Pueblo today (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Blowing dust and wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible from scattered thunderstorms that will form around Tucson-area mountain ranges this afternoon and evening.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Trio that fled from fatal rollover after beer run won't face serious charges (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Three people who fled the scene of a fatal wreck on Tucson’s east side last week have not been located and they’re not being actively pursued, police said.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Correction (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

• The crossword clues and answer grid did not match Tuesday
across the bottom of Page 4 of Classifieds. The clues were for
Tuesday's crossword; the grid was for Wednesday (today). Tuesday's
correcte

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Community calendar (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

Ballroom dancing - Let's Dance Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St.
Couples and singles welcome. 7 p.m. lesson; 8 p.m. dance. June 30.
$10. 296-5578.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Deaths (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted. Occupations
are given if available.

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
AAA: Drivers undeterred (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

The number of Arizonans ... read more

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Cold Case: Wild shot ricocheted twice; innocent woman died (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/ar

Betty C. Williams, 68, was sitting at a friend's kitchen table
joking about the hand she was dealt during a game of progressive
rummy when a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting pierced her arm,
lung

2010-07-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 02 2010\
Data: 33% of Arizona Hispanics are obese (starnet-local) http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_

One in every three Hispanics in Arizona is obese, and with the
state's changing demographics, that figure could get worse without
intervention.

2009-02-01 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 01 2009\
Cuts close historic house (starnet-local) http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/278360
The Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House, one of Tucson's oldest structures, will be shuttered by the Arizona Historical Society because of state budget cuts.

2009-02-01 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 01 2009\
Governor signs off on cuts of $580M (starnet-local) http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/278351
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Saturday to fix the state's current budget, paving the way for lawmakers to start dealing with an even bigger deficit expected next year.

2009-02-01 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 01 2009\
Neto's Tucson : (starnet-local) http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/278372
In Latino culture, the quinceañera is a traditional rite of passage for 15-year-old girls entering a new stage in life. Taking a cue from the quinceañera, adding a few cultural and educational twists, some Tucson high school students are engaged in ... read more

2009-02-01 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 01 2009\
Public-TV operation will close during June (starnet-local) http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/278375
An organization that operates several public-access television channels will close its doors and send its employees home for one month this summer.

2009-02-01 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 01 2009\
Woman arrested after chase and crash (starnet-local) http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/278341
A woman accused of leading  Tucson police on a chase early Friday morning and crashing into a car carrying a man and his young daughter has been arrested on suspicion of eight felony counts.

2007-08-15 'Cell Dogs' program a boon to homeless pups, inmates (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196470.php
On a Monday afternoon, Red Rock Correctional Center prison inmate Sean Altman sits on the floor of his cell watching something on his small TV as a count is being conducted. The echoes of small, and not so small, canine voices ricochet through the mainly concrete cellblock pad, appropriately named Hotel Echo.
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2007-08-15 'Shame on you' say protesters of pay raise proposed by TUSD (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60158.php
About 200 people chanting "shame on you" picketed the Tucson Unified School District offices Tuesday to protest the 1 percent teacher salary raise offered by the district.
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2007-08-15 1% pay raise sparks protest in TUSD (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196515.php
Calling a 1 percent pay raise offer unacceptable, about 400 TUSD teachers and staffers ended the first day of the school year in a protest outside district headquarters.
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2007-08-15 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized in empty Tucson house (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60143.php
More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia, was found in an empty Tucson house Monday.
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2007-08-15 2 wolves escape from Phoenix zoo with help of storm (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60182.php
Two Mexican gray wolves got out of their quarters at the Phoenix Zoo with the assistance of a big wind, but they were rounded up within an hour and are safely back in their exhibit.
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2007-08-15 27 Arizona inmates charged in April riot at Indiana prison (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60096.php
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - Prisoners enraged over a transfer from Arizona to Indiana pummeled a guard and littered a prison yard with drill bits, socks stuffed with batteries and other improvised weapons during an April riot at New Castle Correctional Facility.
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2007-08-15 27 of 28 cons facing Indiana riot charges came from Arizona (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196498.php
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Twenty-eight prisoners, all but one from Arizona, are facing charges in connection with an  April riot at New Castle Correctional Facility.
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2007-08-15 Arizona House hearing on CPS cases to be public (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60147.php
PHOENIX - State lawmakers have scheduled a September committee hearing on the deaths of three Tucson children allegedly killed by parents, providing a rare public look by lawmakers at how Child Protective Services handled individual cases.
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2007-08-15 Az to put 1,360 inmates in 2 Oklahoma prisons (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60185.php
PHOENIX - Arizona is proceeding with plans to send more inmates to private prisons in Oklahoma while transfers to an Indiana prison where a riot occurred remain on hold, the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday.
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2007-08-15 Border agent charged with murder still on the job (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60146.php
Facing trial on a murder charge, Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett still reports for work each day behind a desk at the agency's Naco station.
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2007-08-15 Cash, donations sought for burned-out family (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60175.php
The Booher family lost its possessions and a dog as well when fire destroyed its Northwest Side home Aug. 3.
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2007-08-15 City says no to West Side waivers bid (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196506.php
Tucson rejected the request of a Rio Nuevo developer to waive about $1.5 million in impact and permit fees and provide security for its West Side project.
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2007-08-15 Cops' radar van to debut today (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196440.php
The Tucson Police Department's new radar van will hit the pavement today, primarily targeting school zones.
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2007-08-15 Court: No entitlement to hospital group rates (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60178.php
PHOENIX - A state appellate court on Tuesday ruled in a case with bottom-line impact for health care consumers, deciding that all hospital patients aren't entitled to discounts given to many group insurance plans.
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2007-08-15 DEATHS (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60171.php
Compiled by Claudia Martinez. For information, call 573-4561.
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2007-08-15 Death asked for father's girlfriend (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196442.php
The Pima County Attorney's Office intends to seek the death penalty for a Tucson woman who along with her boyfriend is facing charges in the killing of his two small children.
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2007-08-15 Doctor ordered to submit to psycho sexual evaluation (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6929551
A patient said Dr. Baez started kissing and groping her.
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2007-08-15 Dogs, inmates rehab each other in prison (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60115.php
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2007-08-15 Drug bust at house nets 1,000 lbs. of pot (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196432.php
More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were found by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Monday night in a north Tucson house.
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2007-08-15 Earthlings display visitors from space (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60191.php
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2007-08-15 Elfrida tumbleweed tiff yields shooting of man (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196499.php
An argument over tumbleweeds escalated into a nearly fatal shooting Monday morning in the town of Elfrida, east of Tombstone.
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2007-08-15 Feds want to see how long trucks idle at the border (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933755

  


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The feds are looking into how long trucks stand by at the border, idling away the time, waiting in long lines at ports of entry.
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2007-08-15 First-day AC woes hit 6 TUSD schools (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60176.php
The first day of school was a hot one for students at Miller, Henry and Lynn/Urquidez elementaries and at Wakefield Middle School.
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2007-08-15 Former school bus driver gets 22 years in prison for slaying ex-wife (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60142.php
A former Tucson school bus driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the brutal stabbing death of his ex-wife.
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2007-08-15 High costs likely to delay badly needed road projects (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933757

  


PHOENIX -- The high cost of concrete and asphalt could mean a major road block in Maricopa County's drive to build transportation projects planned for the next five years.
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2007-08-15 Jimmy's forecast (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196453.php
The air mass across Southern Arizona still holds enough moisture to bring more afternoon and evening thunderstorms today and Thursday. A series of disturbances will approach the area from the east over the next several days, giving us variable day-to-day thunderstorm activity.
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2007-08-15 Judge to county: Reissue home permit (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196459.php
A judge has ordered Pima County to reissue a building permit to a Tucson couple who wanted to build a 6,000-square-foot steel home in the Catalina Foothills.
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2007-08-15 Lawmakers' hearings on CPS, children's deaths to be public (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196496.php
Legislative hearings into CPS's handling of the cases of three Tucson children who died or are believed to be dead will be open to the public.
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2007-08-15 Lightning hits suspected illegal border crosser (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196448.php
Lightning struck a suspected illegal border crosser Monday night about 10 miles north of the border in the Altar Valley southwest of Tucson.
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2007-08-15 Man struck by lightning near Sasabe (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60097.php
A man was struck by lightning and three of his fellow travelers were shocked Monday night as they stood nearby on wet ground with a group of eight suspected illegal immigrants, a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman said.
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2007-08-15 Monsoon little help in recharging aquifer (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60163.php
The vast majority of the summer rain that hits us like a freight train disappears into thin air or heads out of town in the Santa Cruz River, local scientists say.
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2007-08-15 New school cuts no corners (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196452.php
Had the Marana district built its newest school to meet the state's minimum guidelines, it should have cost just under $7 million to construct Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School.
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2007-08-15 Opinion by Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Firm thinks globally after giving up locally (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196492.php
A little more than 20 years ago, Richard Andrade graduated from the University of Arizona's maiden entrepreneurship program at the then Karl Eller Center for the Study of the Private Economy. My father profiled Andrade in a weekly Spanish-language column he wrote for the Tucson Citizen.
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2007-08-15 Parents of victim in DUI crash warn Tucson drivers (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6932375
"No one gets up in the morning and makes up their mind their going to kill someone. Alcohol impairs a good sense of judgment."
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2007-08-15 Physician accused of sex abuse allowed to return to practice (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196441.php
Though he remains under suspicion of sexually abusing a patient, state medical officials have allowed a Tucson physician to resume his suspended medical practice while on probation.
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2007-08-15 Plea deal withdrawn after victims object (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196461.php
Two Tucson women who claim they were bilked out of hundreds of dollars earlier this year prevented the defendant in the case from pleading guilty Tuesday.
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2007-08-15 Police dog dies, left alone in hot car by human partner (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6930446
Bandit, a Belgian Malinois, is a five year old K-9 for the Chandler police department. He died Saturday when his partner, Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, says he forgot he was in the backseat and left him in the car for more than 12 hours.
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2007-08-15 Police: Crash kills text messaging teen driver, other motorist (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60119.php
PEORIA - A head-on crash in Peoria that police believe was caused by a teenager who was text messaging on her cell phone killed the teen and the driver in the other car.
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2007-08-15 Prosecution will seek death penalty against Reina Gonzales (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6932723
The Pima County attorney will seek the death penalty against a Tucson woman accused in the murder of her boyfriend's two children.
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2007-08-15 Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Tucson woman (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933756

  


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a Tucson woman in the death of her boyfriend's two young children.
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2007-08-15 Renzi's finances changed little in '06 (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60132.php
WASHINGTON - Rep. Rick Renzi's personal financial situation was mostly static in 2006,  paperwork filed this week with the House ethics committee showed.
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2007-08-15 Residents homeless after storm wrecks Casa Grande neighborhood (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6932824
"You could hear the metal hitting the windows, windows cracking, all the trailers moving all over the place, people screaming. My kids were screaming and crying. I was scared."
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2007-08-15 Rollover on I-10 near Benson kills man (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196431.php
A man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 10 on Tuesday morning just west of the Cochise County line, an official said.
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2007-08-15 Ruling says hospitals can require full payment from patients (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60145.php
PHOENIX - A state appellate court on Tuesday ruled in a case with bottom-line impact for health-care consumers, deciding that all hospital patients aren't entitled to discounts given to many group insurance plans.
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2007-08-15 Ruling says hospitals can require full payment from patients (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60144.php
PHOENIX - A state appellate court on Tuesday ruled in a case with bottom-line impact for health-care consumers, deciding that all hospital patients aren't entitled to discounts given to many group insurance plans.
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2007-08-15 State aiding cleanup of water under fire, police headquarters (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196503.php
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is assisting the city in cleaning up contaminated groundwater under the city's Police and Fire departments' headquarters Downtown, the agency said Tuesday.
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2007-08-15 State expects new DUI law to triple usage of interlocks (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60117.php
PHOENIX - Officials say the number of ignition interlock devices in use in Arizona will triple once the state requires all drunken-driving offenders to install the devices on their vehicles.
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2007-08-15 State to help clean up benzene by TCC (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60114.php
Soil tests show that leaking underground gasoline tanks once owned by the city near Tucson Police Department headquarters were the likely source of benzene contaminating groundwater there.
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2007-08-15 Student safety tips from the Rural/Metro Fire Department (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6931950
No matter if you are a parent, guardian, driver or a concerned citizen, some important reminders will help keep our children safe as they travel to and from school.
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2007-08-15 Summer ends for thousands (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60120.php
Life changed dramatically for about 60,000 Tucsonans Tuesday. They had to go back to school.
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2007-08-15 TUSD is opening the school year with a staff shortage (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6932536
School officials say they have about 136 open positions. "My concern would obviously be the teacher child ratio."
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2007-08-15 Teen's text messaging cited in wreck that kills her, 1 other (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196471.php
PEORIA — A head-on crash that police believe was caused by a teenager who was text messaging on her cell phone killed the teen and the driver in the other car.
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2007-08-15 Tucson Time Capsule: Special diners got special dinners (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196447.php
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2007-08-15 Tucson drivers ignoring school zones, parents and police concerned (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6932390
"There's something wrong with them.  I don't understand because I'm sure they have kids also.  They don't have the time or take the time to slow down for kids."
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2007-08-15 Tucson students start school year with no air conditioning (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933038
"Me and my friends are kind of sweating and stuff.  The teacher let us drink some cold water and that helped us a lot."
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2007-08-15 UA Mars mission blazes on after first course correction (starnet-local)
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/196466.php
Even sizzling along at 74,000 miles per hour, the Phoenix Mars Mission spacecraft is still 284 days away from its landing on the planet's northern polar plain, but scientists and technicians in Tucson and Pasadena are staying in touch, nudging its course and training for the critical moment.
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2007-08-15 Union targets new grocery store chain (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933754

  


MESA, Ariz. -- The union that represents grocery store workers has sent out fliers that suggest the new chain of Tesco stores plan to sell alcohol to minors.
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2007-08-15 Volunteer's financial tips help needy afford homes (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60190.php
Too often, people with great gifts do not share their skills with others in need.
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2007-08-15 Wal-Mart shelves plans for Cave Creek Supercenter (kvoa)
http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=6933750

  


CAVE CREEK, Ariz. -- Questions about the economy and forecasts predicting shrinking consumer spending have led Wal-Mart to halt plans for a Supercenter in Cave Creek by 2010.
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2007-08-15 West Nile not a worry with mosquito growth (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60172.php
Pima County health officials are expecting an increase in mosquitoes, but not the kind that carry West Nile virus.
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2007-08-15 Winner of latest transit popularity contest: The Red Line (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60118.php
In just three weeks on road, the new Red Line free shuttle linking downtown and the University of Arizona's Main Gate Square has emerged as the most popular line that Tucson Inner City Express Transit has offered in seven years of service.
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2007-08-15 Woman may face death in child case (citizen-local)
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/60131.php
The Pima County Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty if Reina Irene Gonzales, 23, is convicted in the deaths of her boyfriend's children.
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