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Tucson City Council Primary

The City Council Race heats up Original article by Gabe Acosta During the month before August 29th, the people of Tucson will be voting on candidates in Wards 3, 5, and 6. We wanted to break down these races and provide information on the Democratic candidates.    Ward 5 and 6 In both of these […]

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Troubles With The Corporation Commission

Troubles With The Corporation Commission Original article by Gabe Acosta The Corporation Commission, Arizona’s 4th branch of government, has come under recent scrutiny for its regulatory and electoral dealings. This branch of government, which plays an understated role in everyone’s lives, has been accused by some of unethical, if not unlawful, dealings with those who […]

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AZ National Monuments being reviewed. Make your voice heard.

By Carmen Duarte, Arizona Daily Star Four sites in Arizona are among 27 across the country identified for review by the Interior Department for possible changes to their protections. Most of the national monuments in are in Western states and have protections created over two decades by presidential administrations. President Trump ordered the review of […]

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The Future of Arizona Solar

By Nick Arnold Arizonans are no stranger to the sun. With a statewide average of 286 sunny days a year, it makes sense that former Governor Jan Brewer made pushes to expand solar energy that elevated the state from sixth to third in the nation during her term. While we focus on the many other […]

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Found Paradise. Put Up A Chemical Plant and GMO Seed Factory.

The argument goes, “It’s an enclosed 7-acre greenhouse, and Monsanto is here. It’s a done deal.” However, the majority of area residents share a united front at recent District meetings and have a clear mandate: NOT SO FAST. It’s not just 7 acres. Monsanto is mum when it comes to its plans for the other 148 acres […]

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The Future of Arizona Solar

By Nick Arnold Arizonans are no stranger to the sun. With a statewide average of 286 sunny days a year, it makes sense that former Governor Jan Brewer made pushes to expand solar energy that elevated the state from sixth to third in the nation during her term. While we focus on the many other […]

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Community & Environment Articles

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Propositions 202 & 203 – The Future of Your Zoo

November 7th Tucson Ballot Proposition Pros/Cons Proposition 202 is a citizen initiative to increase the sales tax by one tenth of one percent for ten years to make capital improvements to the Reid Park Zoo (the “Zoo”), acquire new animals, and fund f

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Trump’s First Pardon

Trump’s First Pardon Original article by Gabe Acosta President Trump is setting up for a rally in Phoenix next week. This rally, like many before it, has the opportunity to bring up a huge Arizona controversy. Based on some public statements he has

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Dreamer’s Arizona Tuition in Jeopardy

Dreamer’s Arizona Tuition in Jeopardy. Original article by Gabe Acosta In Arizona, many “Dreamers” are worried after the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that they might not be eligible for in-state tuition. This is the result of a lawsuit against the

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Tucson City Council Primary

The City Council Race heats up Original article by Gabe Acosta During the month before August 29th, the people of Tucson will be voting on candidates in Wards 3, 5, and 6. We wanted to break down these races and provide information on the Democratic candi

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Troubles With The Corporation Commission

Troubles With The Corporation Commission Original article by Gabe Acosta The Corporation Commission, Arizona’s 4th branch of government, has come under recent scrutiny for its regulatory and electoral dealings. This branch of government, which plays an

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Originalism Explained

Originalism Explained  Original article by Gabe Acosta During the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, many hours were spent on cable news dissecting the impact of a new “originalist” judge on the Supreme Court. However, not a lot of time was spent talk

Paris Climate Deal

A shameful moment today for the United States of America. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Deal. See full article here http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35073297 This deal unites almost 200 countries to adop

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Women’s March in AZ

From Ajo to Flagstaff, there are 8 different Marches planned for AZ on January 21st. To find the March closest to you visit https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters Bring your sign and your walking shoes. Before you go, take the time to list the freedoms &