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Members of the South Sudanese community in Tucson, including Abraham Ater and Bior Keechare, are celebrating the creation of the newest country in the world.  South Sudan was inaugurated as an independent state on 9 July 2011 as a result of a peace agreement which ended a two-decade civil war in 2005.

Tucson's South Sudanese Celebrate

Tucsonans with ties to the world's newest country plan celebration

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Giffords Returns for Debt Ceiling Vote

Wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returns to House floor for first time since Jan. 8 shooting

Andrea Kelly interviews Tucson City Councilmember Regina Romero. Romero represents the city's west side ward one, and is seeking her second term in office.

Romero Seeks Second Council Term

Tucson's west side Ward One primary race features Democrat incumbent and challenger

Christopher Conover and Andrea Kelly join Tony Paniagua to discuss the redistricting plans for Arizona.

Redistricting Commission Seeking Comment Before Mapping Begins

Commission will start redrawing political boundaries after it hears from residents throughout the state

We speak with Dave Croteau Candidate, for Tucson Mayor and Mary DeCamp Candidate, also for Tucson Mayor.

Green Would-Be Mayors Tout First Primary

The Green Party hopes to raise its visibility with a primary in Tucson's mayoral election next month

Tucson's Green Party Gets Ready

While the nation focuses on November 2012, Tucson candidates are gearing up for a city election in a little more than a month

Congressional Victory Party, November 2010

SPECIAL REPORT: Giffords, Other Candidates Still Spending

Latest federal reports for Giffords, Grijalva and Flake show campaign season is underway

Christopher Conover speaks Caroline Isaacs the Program Director for American Friends Service Committee.

The Pitfalls of Private Prisons

American Friends Service Committee research indicates private prisons may not decrease crime or save money

State Representative Terri Proud (R) wants a special session to make immediate changes to the Independent Redistricting Commission

Keeping Politics Out?

Republican Representative Terri Proud questions the fairness of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Ramon Valadez, the Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors talks with Christopher Conover and Andrea Kelly.

Pima County Evaluates Local Visitor's Bureau

County officials sought accountability for their bureau funding

Two Vails, a Single Future

In the rapidly growing Rincon Valley, some new residents seek more than "the rural life"

Andrea Kelly interviews two members of the Vail Community Action Board. The group is turning to residents to plan for the future of the unincorporated area southeast of Tucson.

A Divided Vail Looks Ahead

Most community members want to incorporate into a new city or town, but some fear losing Vail's rural appeal

Wildfires Fan Political Flames

Thin Arizona's forests to stop fires, legislators urge, but others say it's not so simple

Regent Fred DuVal discusses plans to make the Arizona University System more effective.

Regents' Chair: No More Cuts for Universities

Fred DuVal calls on Legislature to "incentivize" campus programs with added funding

Kimberly Craft talks with Steve Kozachik Tucson City Council for Ward 6 about signs of fracture in the Republican delegation of Southern Arizona.

Political Focus: Council Fights Over Unspent Money

GOP Councilman Kozachik wants money for his ward's potholes; Dems want it pooled

Developers are hoping to meet the growing demand with high density housing units along business districts near the University of Arizona.

Student Housing Pressures Tucson Neighborhood

Residents, merchants split on new structure in West University district

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