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Grijalva Speaks Against New Mining Resolution

It loosens restriction on mountaintop mining companies, allowing them to fill mountain valleys that act as waterways; passed U.S. House 229-192.

ABOR Hears Public Input for University Tuition Proposals

UA President Ann Weaver Hart asked ABOR to approve a tuition increase of 2 percent for in-state students, and raise out-of-state tuition by 5 percent; final decision April 3.

First Compassion Training in Southwest, Links to Health Found

Cognitively-based compassion training is a secular technique that draws from lojong, a mind training practice in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

Center Responds to Possible Worsening of Global Warming

A U.N. weather agency says there may be irreversible damage to the planet; a new Tucson center drafting plans for how people could survive.

AZ Senate Committee OKs Virtual Fence Along Border

An amendment to House bill would allow Arizona to place high-tech radar and video sensors on 300 towers along 375 miles.

New Bill Could Stop Converting Public Schools to Charter Schools

AZ Senate OKs legislation by President Andy Biggs; he says public school districts draining general funds by doing so.

Brewer Creates Human Trafficking Council

Aims to develop comprehensive victims' service plan; in 2013, governor created a task force co-chaired by Cindy McCain to identify ways to reduce trafficking.

Member of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

AZ House May Have Budget Deal

A late night meeting moves chamber closer to final vote; state Rep. Ethan Orr says negotiations yielded a compromise.

AZ House Budget Deal Delayed, Talks Begin Again Tuesday

After hours of debate, House Speaker Andy Tobin calls a recess as he was having trouble getting enough votes.

Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert

Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.

We speak to Colin Waite, Director of the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, and Joan Gilbert, Coordinator at the Regional Science Center of TUSD, about the Cooper Center's 50th anniversary

Cooper Center Turns 50, Has Gotten Kids Closer to Nature

Center began in the 1960s as a living laboratory for TUSD, has morphed into a cooperative effort with the UA's College of Education.

IRS Spokesman: Big Life Changes Mean Big Tax Changes

Such as buying a house, getting married or having a child can radically alter how a person files.

The Colorado River dies a slow death in Mexico. The river's delta, formerly lush, is now the mostly barren desert seen here. The river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez.

Morelos Dam Water Begins Flowing Into CO River Delta

Floodgates were opened Sunday, part of a pilot project to release water from the Colorado River into its parched delta in Baja California, Mexico.

An old, broken down ironwood tree.

Locals Explore Ironwood Forest Natl Monument

Located in Tucson, place named after trees native to the area; executive director recommends people to visit.

Local Organizations Make Final Push Going Into ACA Deadline

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Acts' health insurance exchange ends March 31.

Member of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

School Board Member Fills AZ House Vacated Seat

Norma Munoz appointed to midterm vacancy created by Rep. Ruben Gallego who stepped down to run for Congress.

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