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2 Tucson Schools Make Natl Top 10

Basis Tucson, University High School listed in top 10 best public schools in the U.S.; Basis ranked 5th, UHS 7th.

We sit down with Stuart Hammeroff, the director of the Center for Consciousness Studies.

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

AZ Gets $10M to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Funds come from U.S. Dept. of Education's school improvement grants program; program has invested in more than 1,500 of country's lowest-performing schools.

Brewer Signs Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking

Cindy McCain, who pushed the bill forward, said legislation would put AZ at forefront of fight against crime imposing harsher punishment for pimps, escort services, etc.

These olive trees at the U of A provide shade and beauty to the campus and its visitors.

UA Pays Tribute to Campus Trees, Recognizes Local Tree Campaign

Campus Arboretum dedicated 2014 Arbor Day Tree a few days early on Earth Day in recognition of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rotschild’s 10,000 Trees Campaign.

Mexican Children with disabilities travel to the U.S. for Medical care.

Border Clinic Providing Free Care for More Than 40 Years

Impoverished children from Mexico with a variety of disabilities travel to St. Andrew's Children's Clinic once a month for medical attention.

University of Arizona student-run Compost Cats, a composting program that is partnering up with the city of Tucson and other organizations. Here is a farm on the Tohono O'dham Nation where the composting materials are taken.

Group Takes Wasted Food, Puts It Back Into Soil

The UA's Compost Cats collect food, other organic matter from the university, local restaurants; then use as garden soil, other operations.

More Fire, Smoking Restrictions By End of Week

Bureau of Land Management says these will be enforced on public lands within Kingman, Lake Havasu, Yuma, Ariz. areas; totaling 8,400-square miles.

Pam Henderson and Gary Carruthers, members of the Rose Society of Tucson, discuss what it takes to grow roses in the Sonoran Desert.

Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

Tucson Elementary Mariachi Opening Act for Los Lobos

Grammy award winning rock band is playing at the Rialto Theater Friday; White Elementary School students will join group on stage.

Official Dedication of Yuma Fed Courthouse Named for Jan 8 Victim

Late Judge John M. Roll was among 6 people killed in mass shooting; Sen. John McCain, Rep. Ron Barber among those attending event Thurs.

Gavel-Scale

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of SB 1070 Harboring Ban Block

The justices declined to review ruling that barred police from arresting people for sheltering immigrants living in U.S. undocumented.

Reported Delayed Medical Attention Leads to Vets Deaths

U.S. Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake say congressional committees looking into allegations that up to 40 AZ veterans died waiting for appointments.

John Galgiani, M.D., the director for the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, tells us about valley fever, a lung infection caused by a fungus that lives in Southwestern soil.

Tucson Ranks 4th Best in US for People with Asthma

The dry heat of Southern Arizona has long drawn people with respiratory problems; new study says city's air quality ideal.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 18, 2014

Bill to expand 'empowerment scholarships" dies in Arizona House; fundraising totals for congressional races; campaigns' "dark money."

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