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Author J.A. Jance in her Tucson home, March 2015.

Author J.A. Jance: Second-Grade Teacher Inspired Her

Mystery writer, coming to Tucson Festival of Books, had to overcome gender discrimination at UA.

Mar 12, 2015
Following the sentencing of Jared Loughner in the  January 8, 2011 shooting, victim Bill Badger talks about the shooting.

Jan. 8 Hero Bill Badger Dies in Tucson at 78

He helped subdue gunman and stop shooting in which 6 died, 13 were wounded.

Mar 11, 2015

Arizona Healthcare Signups Nearly Doubled in Last Open Enrollment

Total statewide enrollment is now more than 200,000

Mar 11, 2015
Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco in a visiting room at ICE's detention center in Florence

Interview with Transgender Woman in Immigrant Detention

She is in men's unit, from which officers say they offered transfer, but immigrant refused.

Mar 6, 2015
St. Gregory College Preparatory School is installing one of the largest solar energy systems in a Tucson school, producing 140 kilowatts of electricity.

Arizona One of Top States for Green Energy Hiring

State No. 5 in report on announced jobs in sector, mostly in solar energy installations.

Mar 6, 2015
TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez at joint press conference with other Pima County school leaders.

Pima County Superintendents Urging Lawmakers to Keep K12 Funding

School leaders come together as state legislature works on budget

Mar 5, 2015

Auditor: State Schools Spend Less Per Student Than US Average

About 54% of Arizona funds go to instruction compared with 61% nationally, state report says.

Mar 3, 2015
A student in Tucson High School's African American literature class

Sanchez: TUSD Meets Arizona Requirement on Ethnic Studies

District given until Wednesday to address state superintendent's concerns with some teaching approaches.

Mar 2, 2015

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

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