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6 kooky reasons to be a glad American this Thanksgiving and holiday season

Now that the turkey’s down the hatch with the Stove Top stuffing and green bean casserole, it’s time to sit back, relax and recall the real reason for Thanksgiving. Gratitude. We can start by remembering there will be no more … Continue reading

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Legal and illegal aliens keep on coming: Massive job loss in U.S. does not slow immigration, study says

Woe is America. In the past 10 years we’ve experienced two recessions, an overall loss of 1 million jobs – and an influx of 13.1 million legal and illegal aliens streaming across the borders. Somehow the math is not working … Continue reading

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Tucson police cuts? You bet. No layoffs but plenty of frustration, reductions in wake of Prop. 400 failure

The Tucson Police Department will be tightening its already overloaded belt in the wake of the of the recent election results. But we saw that coming. A majority 62 percent voted no to Proposition 400, which would have led to … Continue reading

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Elephant poop makes money in Topeka – Could Tucson follow suit with coyote and javelina waste?

Scooping up elephant dung – or any poop – may not be the most glamorous job. Unless you happen to have some kind of fetish. But it can be an endeavor that leads to piles of money if we take … Continue reading

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El Tour de Tucson bicycle ride gears up for Nov. 20: Route map, safety tips, and $3.5 million brain injury lawsuit settlement – UPDATE with more info

Bicycles in the annual El Tour de Tucson will be streaming through the streets Nov. 20 – hopefully this year without any life-threatening brain injuries or a $3.5 million lawsuit. Gary Stuebe, of Surprise, was the recipient of both the … Continue reading

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Colossal Cave tour Dos, Don'ts and colorful photo slide show

Colossal Cave rocks – literally. This cozy gem of an enclave is a quick trek from Tucson, with a variety of tours all year and special candlelight jaunts in honor of Halloween. Candlelight tours go for one more weekend. The … Continue reading

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Improving the U.S.-Mexico border – for animals: First installment from $50 million project for bats, jaguars and agave

We human animals are jealous. Bats, bighorn sheep, jaguars, agave and other plant and wildlife that thrive along the U.S.-Mexico border are getting $50 million to make the habitat a better place. Well, we do need to be fair about … Continue reading

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