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Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak observatory 50% contained

Jun. 21, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson was 50% contained Tuesday, up from 40% in previous days. Authorities said nearly 440 firefighters were working the wildfire that now as...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak less than half contained

Jun. 20, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson remained 40% contained Monday. Authorities said more than 300 firefighters continued working the wildfire that has now charred 31.8 square...

Arizona wildfire near Kitt Peak observatory 40% contained

Jun. 19, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to an evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson is 40% contained, authorities said. More than 300 firefighters were working the wildfire Saturday. If all goes as planned, authorities said the blaze...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Man accused of killing estranged wife, her 2 kids in Tucson

Jun. 18, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police said Saturday that a man has been booked on suspicion of murder in the killing of his estranged wife and her two sons nearly a year ago. John Edwards James was booked in the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Willona Ametrice White, 14-year-old Jaiden...

4 buildings at observatory in Arizona lost in wildfire

Jun. 18, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Four non-scientific buildings at the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson were lost in a wildfire, but early indications show other buildings on the property didn’t appear to be damaged, authorities said Saturday. Buell T. Jannuzi, who leads the...

Tucson Electric Power seeking nearly 12% rate increase

Jun. 17, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The utility that provides electricity to nearly 440,000 homes and businesses in Tucson and surrounding areas wants to raise its rates for residential customers by nearly 12% and for business customers by a slightly lower amount. Tucson Electric Power announced...

Today in Arizona History

Jun. 16, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

Sunday, June 19 On this date in 1895, J.O. Dunbar, editor of the Phoenix Gazette, who called the Governor, Territorial Secretary, Attorney General and the Marshal, “assassins, looters, hoodoos, patronage peddlers and land grant sharks” was convicted and fined $3,000 for libel by...

Police: 2 adults found dead in Tucson in a double homicide

Jun. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two adults have been found dead in Tucson and the case is being investigated as a double homicide, police said Sunday. They said officers responded to a report of unknown trouble around 5 a.m. Saturday and discovered two people with signs of trauma. ...