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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.

Former Mesa Mayor Officially in GOP Gubernatorial Primaries

Scott Smith filed nominating petitions to get on ballot; he is third to enter following Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Christine Jones.

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.

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.

Obama Top Aide Headed to Phoenix to Look into VA Glitches

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors will meet Thursday with leadership at Phoenix VA Medical Center.

Horne Gets More Time to Pay Back $400K in Campaign Case

Yavapai County judge last week reinstated the civil case; Arizona atty. gen. will now appeal to Superior Court.

Fed Appeals Court Extends No Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Order allows Arizona and Kansas residents to register using a federal form without such proof; hearing requested by voting rights groups expedited as well.

Pima Holds 'Make Art Not Graffiti' Contest to Discourage Tagging

People ages 9 to 18 can submit artwork to the county that “must be suitable for all audiences and contain no obscenities,” by May 30.

TEP Customers to See Small Rebate if Company Sold

Newfoundland-based utility operator plans to purchase UNS, its subsidiaries for $4.3B, if AZ Corp. Comm. approves sale.

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