Arizona Daily Star

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Arizona Daily Star
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)L. C. Hughes
FoundedMarch 29, 1877; 143 years ago (1877-03-29)
Headquarters4850 South Park Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85714
CountryUnited States
Circulation96,682 weekdays
116,010 Saturdays
154,715 Sundays in 2012
OCLC number2949521

The Arizona Daily Star is the major morning daily newspaper that serves Tucson and surrounding districts of southern Arizona in the United States.


L. C. Hughes was the Arizona Territory governor and founder of the Arizona Star, in 1877. The first issue was published on March 29, 1877.[1] The newspaper became the Arizona Daily Star in June 1879.[2][3]

The paper was purchased by Pulitzer in 1971; Lee Enterprises bought Pulitzer in 2005.


In 1981, Star reporters Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting for their stories about recruiting violations by University of Arizona football coach, Tony Mason.[4]


  1. ^ "About The Arizona star. [volume] (Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.) 1877-1877". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ "About Arizona daily star. [volume] (Tucson, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1879-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ Wagoner, Jay J. (1970). Arizona Territory 1863–1912: A Political history. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 0-8165-0176-9.
  4. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved September 5, 2019.

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