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Arpaio Considering Joining Gubernatorial Race

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to announce Thursday whether he'll run for AZ governor.

Slide Fire Grows to 4,800 Acres Overnight

200 people have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, with another 3,000 on standby; hundreds of firefighters at the scene.

AZ Congressman Urges Horne to Drop Re-Election Race

U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon cites a series of campaign finance violation accusations against Arizona atty. gen.; says he wants to save Republican spot in seat.

PHX VA Director Gets 'Performance' Bonus Revoked

Sharon Helman's nearly $9,400 bonus for 2013 was rescinded by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki; she was put on administrative leave May 1.

1/17/13 Nicolina Patin. People sitting on benches at festival enjoying the sunny day.

Census Estimates Show Continued Growth for AZ, Tucson

Arizona grew by 234,607 people since 2010; from 2010-13 city grew by about 0.4%, making it 53rd largest major metro area in US.

Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison

Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.

Pima Board Approves Next Year's $1.18B Budget

It will funded in part by a 62-cent increase in the primary property tax rate; supervisors OK it by a 3-2 vote Tuesday.

Galdino was released from a Florence immigration detention center in 2012 thanks to efforts by Tucson's Casa Mariposa. When he arrived to the Casa on that April day, Galdino signed his name on the wall.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

Survey Finds Deferred Action Youth More Engaged

A new survey of young undocumented immigrants finds many started driving, working, going to school after gaining temp legal status under Obama administration program for DREAMers.

UPDATE: N. AZ Blaze Worsens with High Winds, Possible Evacuation

Authorities say the so-called Slide Fire could reach up to 2,000 acres by nightfall; as many as 3,200 people may have to leave area.

Two Sunnyside Board Members Recalled

Pima County officials not finished counting but margin too wide for 100 remaining ballots to change outcome.

Tucson Police Department sergeant in a traffic stop.

South Tucson Police Change SB 1070 Enforcement Policy

Responding to ACLU complaint, department agrees to rewrite immigration policy.

AZ Federal Court Nearing Full Strength With New Appointees

Earlier this year, court operating on as few as 7 judges; very low number for district that sees most criminal cases in the country.

Pima Community College Downtown Campus.

PCC Allowed to Again Enroll New Student Vets

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suspended enrollment of new vets at Pima in March, citing a number of shortcomings including poor record keeping.

State Sen Drops out of CD 7 Race to Run for Maricopa Board

Steve Gallardo says he made decision after state Sen Anna Tovar announced she would not seek county post.

An A-10 plane sits in a hanger at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.

White House Wants A-10s Grounded, May Veto Defense Act

Amendment asking to fund aircraft for another year cited in administration memo on military spending bill.

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