First Lady stumps for Biden ticket in Tucson tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
First Lady Jill Biden said Donald Trump is a threat to women during a campaign visit to Tucson this weekend, citing reproductive rights during an event marking the 20th anniversary of the political group Arizona List.

Aztec women use 13-0 run to pull away from South Mountain for 11th straight win tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (23-6, 18-4 in ACCAC) played their final regular-season home game on Saturday against South Mountain Community College (1-26, 1-21).

D.C. federal judge keeps protections for southwestern willow flycatcher tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A federal judge ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was right in deciding the rare southwestern willow flycatcher songbird - which has designated critical habitat across Arizona and the Southwest - is entitled to protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Dillan Baker nets 26 to surpass 1,000 career points at Pima; men win 12th straight game tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (26-3, 18-3 in ACCAC) closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule on Saturday against South Mountain Community College (11-18, 6-15).

When migrant children disappear, many cases remain unsolved tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld
Following an influx of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S., thousands have disappeared from sponsors’ homes after the federal government placed them there - but there is no government agency taking responsibility for searching for many of these missing children.

Revamped Marroney Theatre takes a bow at UA tucsonsentinel.com/arts/report
After a seemingly endless hiatus, the transformation of the Marroney Theatre at the University of Arizona has been unveiled. Home to many generations of theatre students, the historic venue has undergone a cosmetic upgrade and gained cutting-edge technology.

Arizona loses to Vancouver Thunderbirds in spring tune-up match tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
The UBC Vancouver Thunderbirds came south from the land of Narduar to face off with the Arizona Wildcats in a spring season tune-up match. A disappointing second half left the Cats walking off the soccer field with a 3 - 1 loss.

9th Circuit declines to block Oak Flat copper mine on sacred Apache land in Eastern Az tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A coalition of Apache and other Indigenous people in Arizona plan to take their fight against the destruction of an Apache holy site to the U.S. Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court ruled Friday to allow the planned construction of a copper mine in Arizona.

Steve Christy draws Democratic challenger Vanessa Bechtol in Pima County Board of Supervisors election tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy has drawn challenger Vanessa Bechtol in the District 4 election this year.

Steve Christy draws Democratic challenger Vanessa Bechtol in Pima County Board of Supervisors election tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy has drawn challenger Vanessa Bechtol in the District 4 election this year.

Federal court mostly upholds Arizona proof-of-citizenship voting laws tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Arizona can require voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections, a federal judge ruled, saying they do not violate the National Voting Rights Act, nor do they impose an undue burden on the right to vote.

Former Az Education Dept staffers indicted for defrauding the school voucher program tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Three former employees of the Arizona’s education department were indicted this week for defrauding the private school voucher program for more than $600,000, facing a litany of charges including conspiracy, forgery, money laundering and fraud.

More than 75% of voters use early ballots. Every Az House Republican voted to take that away. tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
House Republicans have approved a bill that would upend the way that Arizonans vote, ending no-excuse early voting by mail, by far the most popular way to cast a ballot in the state.

Congress in action, or inaction? This Congress among least productive tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld
Lawmakers passed a last-minute budget extension Thursday to head off a looming Friday government shutdown – just the 40th law passed by this Congress, which is on pace to be the least productive in at least a half-century.

More wives of ex-FLDS leader take plea deals in polygamist church sex abuse case tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
As trial nears for the former Arizona polygamist church leader accused of sexually abusing 10 underage girls he took as child brides, more of his adult wives are taking plea deals instead of fighting the charges alongside him.

Bid to stop Az dark money law is dismissed by judge, again tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
For the second time, a lawsuit asking the courts to block the state from enforcing a law Arizona voters approved in 2022 to require the disclosure of the sources of anonymous election spending has been rejected by a judge.

GOP proposal: Az property owners could get tax breaks for renting to unhoused people tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Republicans in the Arizona legislature want municipalities to give tax breaks to owners who spend money to mitigate problems caused by encampments of unhoused people near their property. .

Congress in action, or inaction? This Congress among least productive tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Lawmakers passed a last-minute budget extension Thursday to head off a looming Friday government shutdown – just the 40th law passed by this Congress, which is on pace to be the least productive in at least a half-century.

Sinema, Kelly push to fund Casa Alitas migrant shelter before 'street releases' at the end of March tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
As Pima County prepares to stop sheltering asylum seekers after federal dollars are exhausted at the end of March, U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly urged Congress to provide another $752 million in funding as part of funding for Homeland Security.

Pima County Board of Supervisors to consider requirement to report lost or stolen guns tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
At next week’s meeting, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to require gun owners to report the theft or loss of a firearm or face a fine of up to $300.

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