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Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons
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Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

FILE - Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt walks on the field during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 4, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt (21) is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego (2) after Vogt hit a home run, his first hit in the major...
Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury
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Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver gestures to Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger after Granger missed a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Phoenix. Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. Sarver made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, saying selling “is the best course of action.” He has owned the teams since 2004. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver applauds his team during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, June 20...
As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants
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As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants

FILE — Dilan Jimenez reads text messages as he stands outside a shelter, after arriving on a chartered bus from Texas earlier in the day, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)FILE — Eduardo Garcia, from Venezuela, stands with crutches, surrounded by his family outside the Catholic Charities headquarters, in New York, Aug. 16, 2022. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican...
Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show
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Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show

By QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post For those who live in Tucson, the Gem and Mineral Show is a busy, well-known event that’s often an inconvenience for regular commuters.  As someone who has attended the Gem Show, I can say that it certainly is interesting. However, colorful crystals have never really been my forte.  For people who might feel the same way, there is another show that has been running in Tucson for the past 20 years: the Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show. The show is targeted to all ages, and the two-day show Oct. 1 and 2 will include a variety of vendors selling captive-bred reptiles and amphibians.  Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, which will include giant tortoises, lizards and snakes. This year, even warm-blooded animals will be repres...
PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor
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PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor

By MAKYLA HAYSPresident of Pima Community College Education Association The Pima Post welcomes opinions from students, faculty and staff. If you'd like to submit an op-ed,email contact-pimapost@pima.edu. For quite some time, representatives from PCCEA, the full-time faculty association at Pima Community College, have called for more transparency from the Chancellor and upper administration.  This past year, several events have transpired that reveal an issue with transparency from the Chancellor. While each individual situation may not seem like a major issue on its own, the pattern that emerges when viewed together is what concerns PCCEA the most.  At the Governing Board meeting in September, I gave a public comment attempting to address this pattern. My...
Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue
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Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

FILE - The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)FILE - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., speaks outside the Capitol in Washington on Aug. 2, 2022. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. Two vulnerable incumbents whose states are hit hardest by the ...
Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired
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Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired

FILE - A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. The House has passed legislation on a party-line vote that aims to make it harder for future presidents to interfere in the once-a-decade headcount that determines political power and federal funding. The bill is a Democrat-led response to the Trump's administration's failed efforts to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and in some cases even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group. The findings released Friday by ...
Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas
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Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., left, picks up a fumble and returns it for the winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) picks up a fumble and returns it for the game-winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. Arizona won 29-23. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) runs back for the winning touchdown after a fumble recovery during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17...
Arizona Legislature won’t defend law limiting police filming
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Arizona Legislature won’t defend law limiting police filming

FILE - A pedestrian photographs a U.S. National Guardsman as he patrols Hollywood Blvd., May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law that has been blocked by a federal judge that limits up-close filming of police, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)FILE - Phoenix Police officers watch protesters rally on June 2, 2020, in Phoenix during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law that has been blocked by a federal judge that limits up-close filming of police, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) By BOB ...
Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer
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Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer

Three girls embrace before they are removed from the home of Samuel Bateman, following his arrest in Colorado City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Seven were removed from the Bateman home, as well as two others from another house as part of the investigation. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)FBI agents raid the home of Sam Bateman in Colorado City, Ariz., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.(Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)Family and followers of Samuel Bateman gather around as he calls from police custody following his arrest in Colorado City, Ariz., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) By FELICIA FONSECAAssociated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah line pleaded not guilty Thursd...