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A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

AZ Legislative Leaders Want Congressional Maps Blocked

Senate president, House speaker petition US court to stop use of Independent Redistricting Commission's lines.

Arizona Budget puzzle

Latinos Strong in Economic Recovery, Report Suggests

Study finds Latino-owned businesses have doubled in number in a decade to 67,500, with more expansion planned.

A child plays in the rain near a freshly filled rain water basin.

Locals Promote Rainwater Harvesting In Creative Forms

With scarce rainfall and arid conditions, this method is becoming more popular in Tucson, Southwest desert.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Two fishermen in boat at Lake Patagonia surrounded by trees and other natural scenery.

AZ Fishing Regulations Have Upcoming Changes

12 new rules were approved by game and fish commission, including amendments to urban, fly fishing.

UA’s Entrepreneurship Program in Nation's Top 20, Reviewer Says

Princeton Review expressed university is one of the bests to go to for people who want to learn how to start a business.

More Than 25% of Tucson Population Below Poverty Level

Although figures higher than 2008's 20.9%, percentage stalled since 2011, increasing a mere 0.1%

Brewer Issues Executive Order for Changes to Common Core

State is renaming academic standards, reaffirms it acts independently from federal government.

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Grijalva, Fellow Congressman Introduce Immigration Bill

Border Caucus co-chairs aim to create new plan, saying it's time to move forward with reform.

AZ Reacts to Possible Gray Wolf Endangered Species Delisting

US Sens. McCain, Flake among those demanding meetings in state to discuss such changes, hear community feedback.

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

State Revenues Rise, Driven by Construction

Taxes paid by contractors up 18% in first two months of fiscal year; overall income slightly above budget.

4 Arizonans Nominated for Federal Judgeships

Obama names two current judges, two lawyers to vacancies on US District Court; Senate confirmation required.

Tucson Students Traveling to China for Competition

The two are preparing to be tested on their knowledge of the Chinese language, culture this Oct.

New Grizzly Bear Exhibit at Reid Park Zoo Opens Thursday

Ronan and Finley are brother and sister orphan cubs, rescued from Montana, brought to Tucson in July.

A big fiscal deficit and a shift in creative leadership have left some local theater fans wondering about the status of the Arizona Theater Company, and it's direction for a new season.

AZ Theater Co Reviews $1M Deficit Impact, Possible Solutions

Deficit reflects on a down-size in budget, a smaller production size; ATC new season began Sept. 14.

10/29/12. Rebecca Brukman.
Vehicles experiencing a traffic jam on both sides of freeway.

Local Group Asks People to Go Without Cars For The Weekend

International Car Free Day is Sept. 22; association would like residents to drive bikes, walk, use public trans during that weekend.

Asarco Fined $30K for Mismanagement of PCB Waste

EPA says Tucson company used buildings contaminated with toxic chemical; employees constantly used these buildings.

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