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Soleng Tom Elementary School is the second TUSD elementary school getting solar structures built.

Episode 171: Solar Energy in Arizona, From Thermal Plants to Local Schools

The community of Gila Bend is home to the world's largest solar thermal energy plant; TUSD installing solar panels in more than 40 of its schools; insight from Arizona Corporation Commission.

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

TUSD children in classroom

AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

A classroom in the Vail School District in suburban Tucson.

Episode 170: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Atop Mount Lemmon, north of Tucson, remnants of wildfire.

Episode 169: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

AZ Week: Once Ground Zero, Border Sees Improvements

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

A U.S. Border Patrol on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Episode 168: Border Once a Ground Zero, Sees Improvements, BP Agents Say

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

AZ Week: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

Episode 167: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

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

Episode 166: Effects of Medicaid Expansion, Education Funds Amid No Budget Yet

Arizona Legislature has not agreed on a budget plan for next fiscal year, how will education be affected? Medicaid was at forefront of budget decision last year.

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

AZ Week: El Rio Feels Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Since law was established, the community health center has helped patients apply for and enroll in affordable care.

AZ Week: Forced to Cut $5M, Sunnyside Makes Changes

After a failed budget override last Nov. school district has cut dozens of jobs including in its art, music programs; came up with plan to still offer these courses to its students.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

Episode 165: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Growing population demands more water, theories of CO River drought in near future, state entering two decades of drought have experts debating plans.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans.

More than 200 protest the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Tucson.

Episode 164: Debate of Vetoed SB 1062's Effects in Arizona

Gov. Brewer rejected bill; decision good news to opponents, upsetting for supporters who say it was about religious freedom.

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