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Bookkeeper embezzled $1M from Tucson museum

The Attorney General’s Office announced a 65-year-old Tucson woman faces up to 12-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her theft of almost $1 million from a southern Arizona museum. According to Attorney General Terry Goddard, ...

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Drug-sniffing dogs vs. privacy rights: Court rules 2006 search violated Constitution (access required)

Acting on a tip, policemen conducting surveillance on a home in the outskirts of Tucson waited until the right moment to make their move on a suspected drug house. The last of the home's occupants had just left, and a police canine unit soon confirmed it had identified the odor of narcotics seeping from the garage of a home belonging to Jose Salvador Guillen.

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Old Pueblo gets new, nonpartisan election law

Beginning in 2010, municipal elections in Tucson will be missing a bit of partisan flair, now that Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation that bans the use of party affiliation on ballots in local elections. S1123, authored by Tucson Republican Sen. Jonathan Paton, applies to cities across the state. But in reality the bill affects only Tucson, the sole municipality that identifies candidates for local office by their political parties and uses what is referred to as "ward" elections.

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