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Leah McGinnis of the National Parks Service, 2014.

McGinnis Named Head of Saguaro National Park

The former interim superintendent is becoming permanent.

Jockeys and race horses burst out of the starting gate.

Rillito Horse Racing Gets Another Lap: Through 2021

Extension comes with a stipulation for $1M in upgrades to Rillito Park facilities.

Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano visits border

Former Arizona Gov. Napolitano Hospitalized for Cancer

A statement did not identify the type of cancer, but said the 59 year old was diagnosed in August.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Arizona Week, Jan. 13, 2017.

State of the State and a Schools-Focused Budget

Education and the economy dominated the week's news from the Arizona Capitol.

Work crews paint the old Pima County Courthouse building from a muted pink color (left) to it's original, more earth-tone tan color in early 2017.

Old Pima Courthouse Getting Original Shade of Paint

Iconic tile dome retained, original color restored as part of preservation project.

A hallway at Desert Christian High School.

Education the Centerpiece of Ducey's $9.79 Billion Budget

Promising resources for state schools and more teacher pay, including 2% annual raises.

Pima County residents protest Monsanto company's plans to open a greenhouse to develop genetically modified corn seeds in Marana.

Monsanto Seeks Tax Break Amid Vocal Opposition in Pima County

Plus, how the governor's priorities align with technical education needs; checking in with Oro Valley.

Pima County Meetings Air Objections to Monsanto Site

The first of five took place in Oro Valley earlier this week, mostly serving as venue for opposition.

IRS Looking for People to Help Others Prepare Their Taxes

Volunteer opportunities vary and include more than just tax preparation.

Ducey: More Money for Schools, 'Above, Beyond Inflation'

He promises permanent solution for teacher pay increases, focus on low-income schools.

Three Elections in Store for Tucsonans in 2017

City will vote on sales tax, open seats on City Council.

On Aug. 5 the EPA was investigating contamination of this old Colorado mine when it unexpectedly triggered a release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste.

2015 Spill Dumped 540 Tons of Metals into River, EPA Says

Wastewater from the Colorado mine turned rivers yellow.

Governor Doug Ducey ceremonially signs Senate Bill 1441 on May 1, 2015. The bill was spearheaded by Copper Creek Elementary students and made into law during the regular legislative session.

All Eyes Will Be on Money in State of State Address

Education will compete with roads in the Legislature.

Tucson Church Shelters Central American Asylum Seekers

Plus, Tucson works with businesses; what local governments want from state lawmakers.

Vanishing Sand at the Grand Canyon

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2017 Arizona legislature starts work; exploring diction with Anna Risley; and film & stage stars Renèe Taylor & Joseph Bologna visit Tucson with "My Life on a Diet".

Should Pima County RTA Continue Another 20 Years?

Road building, public transit plan and half-cent sales tax now have 2026 expiration.

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