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Brewer Appoints New AZ Gaming Dept Director

Daniel H. Bergin has worked in the department since 2009, and had served as the interim director since September of this year.

3 Charters Schools to Close Amid Failing Assessment Tests

AZ State Board of Charter Schools ordered them to close their doors amid receiving Fs three years in a row.

Matt Kaplan, Research Professor at the University of Arizona, discusses how he will for the first time confirm the evolutionary relationships of the plants he has spent more than 30 years studying.

Evolutionary History of a Flowering Succulent to be Decoded

Genetic analysis becomes affordable for independent botanist and adenium breeder Mark Dimmitt.

Dr. Yves Lussier, associate director for the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, explains the emerging field of translational Bio-Informatics.

Emerging Field of Bioinformatics Connects Docs, Gene Researchers

Uses areas of computer science, math and engineering to process biological data; developments result from decade of research.

Wolfgang Fink, University of Arizona associate professor for the College of Engineering, discusses how he is working on a new form of retinal technology that he says could help patients see in much greater detail.

Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity

Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

AZ Congressmen, Econ Experts Discuss Improving Trade with MX

Members of the U.S. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere met with border business connoisseurs, owners; ports of entry need fixes they say.

Couple Who Held 3 Girls Captive Charged with Kidnap, Child Abuse

Husband, wife imprisoned woman's daughters in their home for at least one year until two youngest ones escaped.

Patches of buffalo grass are being grown at the University of Arizona's School of Plant Sciences.

AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability

Recently acquiring buffalo grass, artificial turf has been a growing trend to save water, other resources.

Pima Health Dep., Vail Schools Holding Whooping Cough Meeting

At request of Vail school parents, meeting will answer questions, address preventative measures.

Nelson Mandela

Tucsonan Shares Experiences in South Africa After Mandela's Death

She says there is "a strange dichotomy" between somberness and joy for the passing of the historical, political figure.

Justin Gallick, Animal Care Advocate for the Pima Animal Care Center, discusses pet adoptions and the shelters growing problem of over population.

Local Animal Shelter Encourages Adopting During Holiday Season

Pima Animal Care Center is overflowing with cats, dogs that need a home; organization will waive $60 adoption fee.

Additional Batch of Un-Investigated Child Abuse Reports Found

A few weeks ago news arose that Arizona CPS agency had ignored 6,550, investigation came across an additional 1,800.

UA Biologist Captures Unusual Animal Behavior on Camera

After scouring endless hours of footage, Pacifica Sommers began to notice something a little odd: a dancing mouse.

Maricopa Sheriff's Office Monitor Recommendation Due Monday

Lawyers in racial profiling case against Arpaio's office have until today to decide who should oversee staff to prevent unconstitutional arrests.

AZ Senator to Announce Candidacy for Secretary of State

Democratic Sen. Leah Landrum-Taylor joining 2014 race; served as Senate minority leader for past year, was ousted from position in Oct.

UA-Led Research Team Finds New Planet

Gas giant discovered orbiting around star outside Earth's solar system; relatively young at 13 million years old.

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