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Arizona Spotlight for February 27th, 2015

A day at one of Tucson’s largest RV parks; tour Tucson with crime novelist Elizabeth Gunn; what do solar powered cars and zombies have to do with STEM courses? We'll explain; and a visit to one of the Frenchest places in Tucson.

Feb 27, 2015
Elizabeth Gunn stands along the Rillito Riverbed and multi-use path. This is the opening scene in the first book in her Tucson mystery series.

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Feb 27, 2015

New Safety Methods Sprout in Fields After E.coli Outbreak

California spinach problem in 2006 led to measures now in effect there and in Southern Arizona.

Feb 25, 2015
Border wall in Arizona separating the United States and Mexico.

US Senate May Vote on Border Security Funding

Republican leader separates budget bill from other immigration issues hoping for passage.

Feb 24, 2015
Jim Heinzelmann, principal at Sopori Elementary School

Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

Starting teacher pay in Arizona, averaging $32,000, is 12% lower than national average of $36,000.

Feb 23, 2015

Missed Insurance Deadline? Maybe Not.

Federal gov. extends window to buy health insurance to end of April to avoid tax penalty

Feb 23, 2015
Students at University High School

TUSD Cancels AIMS Tests in Light of New State Law

Enacted Friday, legislation eliminates graduation requirement to pass test for 4 years

Feb 22, 2015

Standardized Tests No Longer Required in High School

State law, effective Friday, eliminates mandate to pass AIMS or any state exam to graduate

Feb 20, 2015

Transgender Woman Held in Male Immigrant Detention Center

Activists pushing for release of Guatemalan immigrant, end to alleged abuse inside facility.

Feb 20, 2015
Beer glass

Business Report: Arizona's Beer Industry is Growing

Looking at the state's growing craft brewing industry and legislation that could soon be affecting it.

Feb 20, 2015

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Feb 19, 2015
Rochelle Ihm, missing since 1986.

Gone Missing: Family's Search for Long-Lost Daughter

Nearly 30 years later, Rochelle Ihm's disappearance in Phoenix remains unresolved.

Feb 19, 2015
Organizers of "We Stand With Rosa" hope to flood Tucson with signs of support

Supporters of Mexican Immigrant in Sanctuary Start Campaign

Almost 7 months after woman went into sanctuary, 'We Stand With Rosa' effort is begun.

Feb 18, 2015
Missing persons in Arizona

Gone Missing: Arizona Nearly Leading the Nation in Missing Persons Cases

Federal statistics show high numbers of unidentifed remains, too; promixity to border among reasons.

Feb 18, 2015

Arizona House Committee OKs Earlier Primary Election

Other proposed changes include Clean Elections funding, fixing early ballot errors, restricting petitions.

Feb 17, 2015

Arizona Leads in Solar Industry Jobs, With 7% Growth

More than 9,000 employed statewide, mostly as installers; that's third best in country.

Feb 17, 2015

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