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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.

Glendale Not Getting Reimbursed for Super Bowl Public Safety Costs

AZ Senate failed to pass bill that would help city get about $4 million to cover these costs; bipartisan opinion that it was unfair to the state.

Report: AZ Worse Than Natl Average for 'Food Insecurity'

A new study by the nonprofit Feeding America says 1 in 5 Arizonans are affected by hunger; more alarming 1 in 4 children are struggling to eat.

Proponents of medical marijuana are already buying sites which will be used for dispensaries in Pima County. We speak to two of them about their efforts.

Supreme Court: Non-Impairing Marijuana Compounds Don't Count for DUI

Arizona's higher court says authorities don't have the right to prosecute such under state's driving under the influence laws.

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.

Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid Expansion

The Arizona court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.

Bill Blocking Elections Comm from Investigations Reconsidered

The Senate-approved bill would allow only the Secretary of State and state Attorney General to investigate possible campaign contribution violations.

UPDATED: Navajo Council Resurrection of Junk Food Tax Bill Fails

Earlier this year, the Navajo Nation Council approved an additional 2 percent sales tax on snacks high in fat, salt and sugar but tribal president vetoed measure.

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.

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