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Fed Gov Needs More Sate Cash to Keep Grand Canyon Open

AZ is paying $93K per day for 7 days ending Friday; if it'd like the park to stay open until the weekend, money is due Weds.

CA Lead Bullets Ban Gives AZ Environmentalists Hope

Law prohibits use of lead ammunition, aims to protect scavenging animals; AZ has big concern for endangered California condor since lead poisoning is primary cause of death.

People protesting Operation Streamline.

Protest Planned at ICE Office in Phoenix

Some of those who shut down deportation proceedings in Tucson last week plan to prevent federal work today, too.

Four members from the UA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team have made the USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, which will vie for a spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

UA's Women Wheelchair Basketball Players Heading to 2016 Paralympics

Three team members have committed to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the games "Gold medal...that's what we want."

Regents Approve $4.2M to Develop UA Veterinary Medicine Program

State would have its first degree-offering program for veterinarians launching in 2015; students could earn a doctorate.

This port of entry is one of the locations that Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild proposed receive additional manpower and resources.

State Preparing Roads for Mariposa Port of Entry Renovations

Project estimated to run between $50-215M; ADOT will spend $1.5M on temporary changes to Route 89 to ease congestion during construction.

AZ Game and Fish Investigates 10 Javelina Found Dead

Agency looking into a possible poaching case of the animal near the Saguaro National Park; remains were just the heads and pelts.

3/20/12

AZ Week: Nonprofits Recovering from Recession

New strategies, reinvention, retrenchment as donors move more toward supporting human service needs.

Updated: Immigration Activists Protest Operation Streamline

Protesters blocked two buses filled with suspected undocumented immigrants being transported to fed courthouse for immediate deportation; 18 arrested, charged with a felony.

Feds May Allow States Use Own Money to Reopen National Parks

Gov. Brewer's office says it will try to find way to reopen the Grand Canyon during the federal shutdown.

Tucson Fest Highlights Collaboration Between Music, Films

Ninth annual Tucson Music and Film Festival features movies that explore different aspects of music, music industry.

AZ Medical Board May Have Put Patients at Risk, Report Says

Board's executive director allegedly told staff to skip normal background checks to speedy process of doctors applying for licenses.

North AZ Towns Losing Millions Over Closure of Grand Canyon

Government shutdown costing the region about $12M, estimates say; town of Tusayan has felt much impact since most income comes from canyon's tourism.

Grand Canyon

AZ Politicians, Others Offer to Pay to Reopen Grand Canyon

US Interior Department is considering for state, private money to operate national parks closed during government shutdown, budget battle.

Opponents of AZ Election Law May Get Referendum on 2014 Ballot

Such law would trim state's permanent early voting list, limit who may return mail-in ballots for voters; changes passed by Legislature earlier this year.

Activist asking Tucson Police Department to stop enforcing SB1070

Enforcement of SB 1070 Continues to Spark Protest

Traffic stop and required immigration call leads to blockade of police, pepper spraying, arrests in Tucson.

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