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Ed Ackerley on why he believes an independent can be Tucson’s next mayor

The advertising executive explains his campaign's strategy and message to voters.

Pima County Dems and GOP, Ed Ackerley, education funding shortfalls

Plus, Nogales Unified School District's approach to higher graduation rates.

Owner of Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort says it's changing the resort's name

The announcement came during a labor union event in which attendees objected to the use an offensive word.

Tortoise deserves endangered species protections, enviro groups say

Two conservation groups have filed suit over what they say is the failure of the federal government to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise.

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.

Arizona bans hunting contests for killing coyotes

The ban doesn't apply to the lawful hunting of predators.

Ducey appoints Montgomery to Arizona Supreme Court

The appointment of the controversial prosecutor and Ducey ally brought both fervent support and opposition.

Lawsuit against more fast-track deportations scheduled for hearing on Friday

A regulation announced in July would allow ICE to deport undocumented people without seeing a judge under certain circumstances.

Fort Huachuca loses funding due to border wall redirect

The loss of money comes despite earlier assurances it was safe.

Half of Arizona voters support legal marijuana

A polling firm says it's too early to say if the potential 2020 initiative would pass.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

Vail high school students make an early jump to college

Collaboration with Pima Community College builds a bridge to the future.

More West Nile Virus cases being seen throughout Southwest

Arizona has the most cases of any state this year.

CDC reports mumps outbreak in migrant detention facilities

They found 900 confirmed and probable mumps cases among migrants in 57 detention facilities over the past year.

Organized crime infiltrates 5 police departments in Sonora

Violence has been on the rise in Sonora, with 600 killed in the first half of the year.

Four-lane highway south of Arizona-Mexico border delayed again

The highway, originally slated for completion January 2018, is now expected to be finished in October.

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