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Metro Week: Tucson Budget Stability Long-Term Problem, No Easy Answers

Council wrestles with yearly deficits, short-term fixes; they this week approved a $1.26B budget after making more than $30M in cuts.

Metro Week: Tucson Budget Stability Long-Term Problem, No Easy Answers

Council wrestles with yearly deficits, short-term fixes; they this week approved a $1.26B budget after making more than $30M in cuts.

Grijalva Visits Tucson VA Hospital, Calls It One of Best

Congressman tours facility to find out what administrators there are doing correctly; says blame for PHX issues should also fall on Congress.

Tucson Council OKs $1.25B Budget for 2014-15

Decrease in revenue led to cuts; audience pleas for restoration of funding in Access TV, business development.

AZ Sens Help Introduce Bill Addressing VA Issues

Veterans Choice Act would provide veterans with greater choice and flexibility in health care providers; increase transparency of Veterans Affairs.

UPDATE: Horne Calls Ex-Staffer 'Fabricator'

Atty. Gen. responds to new campaign accusations; former employee quit earlier this year after going public with alleged violations.

Tucson City Manager Miranda Says He Accomplished His Goals

Richard Miranda retires after 39 years with the city, 3 years as manager, 10 as police chief.

AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System

Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.

Spike in Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended at Border

Most Central American youth appearing in Texas trying to cross into US illegally; Arizona feels effects as border region resources drained.

UPDATE: Brewer Signs Child Welfare Overhaul Bills

Legislature finalized approval earlier today; legislation creates Dept. of Child Safety, gives it about $827M in funding.

7 Republicans, 1 Democrat File for Gubernatorial Primary

2 minor party candidates seek governor's post; filings for 6 other state offices, Congress, Legislature.

CPS Special Legislative Session Begins

House Speaker Andy Tobin told his chamber he expects committee votes on the proposals Wednesday and final votes Thursday.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, May 23, 2014

Interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Rigg; comments by congressional hopeful Gary Kiehne.

Tucson City Manager Miranda Announces Retirement

39-year career with city, including 9 years as police chief, 3 as top administrator coming to end for Tucson native.

Special Legislative Session Next Week to Debate CPS Reform Bill

Legislation establishes the Department of Child Safety, provides funding; Brewer abolished state CPS earlier this new amid more than 6,500 un-investigated cases.

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.

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