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Court: Utilities liable when negligence causes death, property 2021-12-01 09:18:12Arizona utilities can't legally shield themselves from being sued when their negligence kills or harms people or destroys property, the state Court o

Key committee chairs chosen  2021-12-01 08:50:58Rep. Walt Blackman will be the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, whose purview will expand to include criminal justice reform bills as we

Who says buying politicians won’t help APS? 2021-11-30 17:52:09APS's $50 million investment in buying various politicians may pay off after all. The commissi

Critical Tribal Provisions in the Build Back Better 2021-11-30 17:06:20It’s time for Congress to act now and pass the Build Back Better Act, prioritizing tribal communities to bridge gaps so that our treasured lands

Sen. Leach drops request to probe Tucson’s vaccine 2021-11-29 18:23:14Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its vaccine mandate program. 

Lawmaker pushes bill to teach evils of communism 2021-11-28 14:01:36A first-term Arizona lawmaker wants to require that students have to study what he says is the "brutality'' of communism before they can graduate.

Bids to nix communism in state spans decades 2021-11-28 13:51:34A bid by a Prescott Valley lawmaker to mandate that Arizona students be taught about communism isn’t the state’s first foray into the issu

Nicotine tax raises price to quit smoking 2021-11-28 12:33:27Leaders in Washington can do better – members of Arizona’s congressional delegation should stand up for smokers trying to q

Democrats need to focus on real issues 2021-11-28 12:10:37It’s time to refocus on the kitchen table issues – building a future economy that all communities can be a part of, building a working env

GOP schools platform: parents, curriculum  2021-11-26 08:00:16Heading into the 2022 governor's race, the political fault lines surrounding education are moving quickly, with a new focus on parent influence in sc

Lawmakers ponder water legislation for ‘22  2021-11-24 16:16:59Arizona lawmakers next year will be wrestling with what to do in the shadow of a worsening shortage in one of this state’s most vital

Cities, towns seek transportation tax extension  2021-11-24 15:58:37Legislation is in the works to extend an extra half-cent sales tax that has funded major expansions of Maricopa County’s highways and publi

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Southwest Airlines: Person jumps out of plane while 2021-12-04 22:55:15As the plane was taxiing to the gate, a customer left the aircraft through a rear galley door, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson said.   &n

'Camelback Santa' makes a comeback in Phoenix this 2021-12-04 21:34:52John Cressey, known as "Camelback Santa," will once more dress up as Santa and hike up to the top of Camelback Mountain to place a Christmas tree.

Hundreds of guadalupanos dance, sing in honor of 2021-12-04 21:32:02Over 60 groups from across the Valley, among them churches, musicians and dance troupes, gathered in Phoenix to pay homage to the patron saint of M&ea

Phoenix procession pays homage to Our Lady of 2021-12-04 21:29:27Valley churches, musicians and dance troupes gathered in Phoenix to pay homage to the patron saint of México on Dec. 4, 2021.   

Photos: Camelback Santa returns for 2021 2021-12-04 16:17:47Photos: Camelback Santa returns for 2021       

Arizona COVID-19 updates: State adds 6,043 new cases, 2021-12-04 11:42:16Arizona's seven-day death rate per 100,000 people ranked 17th among states and territories as of Friday, according to the CDC.   

Slow on the uptake: About 13% of Arizona 2021-12-04 08:30:13Nearly a month after kids ages 5 to 11 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, uptake among Arizona children in that age group is relatively low. &

On-demand transit service for students, residents to launch 2021-12-04 08:00:36The service, which is expected to launch in mid-2022, could help address transportation gaps in south Chandler, where there is limited public transit.

Records: Arizona prison was understaffed during January escape 2021-12-04 08:00:26Staffing records obtained by The Republic show the South Unit of the state prison at Florence was understaffed during two inmates' escape in January.

Lint left in dryer vent causes fire in 2021-12-03 21:39:25No occupants were in the home near 59th and Olive avenues when the fire broke out and no injuries were reported.    &nbs

Woman found dead of gunshot wounds in Phoenix 2021-12-03 18:59:19The victim was identified as 34-year-old Michelle Tate.       

Arizona COVID-19 update: 5,236 new cases, 14 new 2021-12-03 18:12:56Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients have risen sharply in recent weeks and are at a level not seen since early February.     &

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Lawmaker's bill would make Arizona school board elections New! 2021-12-05 18:00:00Proposal generating little support among current school board members, association

Tucson City Council moves to use 'gender neutral' New! 2021-12-05 18:00:00The city is embarking on a gradual process of making the language in legislation more inclusive.

Ceremony at UA Tuesday to mark 80th anniversary New! 2021-12-05 16:45:00A Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony will be held at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the USS Arizona memorial on the University of Arizona Mall.

Pima County to consider allocating $3 million in New! 2021-12-05 13:00:00As the county's funding for its testing program is set to run out, the Board of Supervisors will consider expanding the program with federal dollars.

As raw sewage flows, Guaymas residents beg: "Please 2021-12-05 10:00:00Rocky soil, failing infrastructure and politics send sewage onto beach south of Tucson

Tucsonan finishes five-year quest to profile every USS 2021-12-05 10:00:00After more than five years, a retired Tucson editor has completed profiles of all 1,177 sailors and Marines who died on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 194

Floating wetlands tackle one aspect of complex Sonoran 2021-12-05 10:00:00Massive, multi-faceted problem is undermining health and quality of life in Guaymas: its obsolete and ineffective sewage treatment system.

Beach paradise beloved by Arizonans soiled by bubbling 2021-12-05 10:00:00People living near Guaymas sewage leaks plagued by vomiting, stomach distress, sore throats, headaches, and stinging or infected eyes.

Deaths in Southern Arizona 2021-12-04 21:27:00The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted.

More than 400 unvaccinated Pima County employees face 2021-12-04 18:00:00Pima County's unvaccinated employees have until Dec. 31 to become vaccinated or look for new employment.

Arizona health experts: Omicron could already be here 2021-12-04 13:00:00Testing for the omicron variant, however, has lagged behind its spread across the globe. Arizona is likely no different.

Get back, Jo Jo: New documentary captures moment 2021-12-04 10:00:00A new docu-series captures the moment "Tucson, Arizona" became part of the Beatles songbook.

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