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Business Pitch Tournament Taking Place in Phoenix

Six Tucson companies are participating in a head-to-head match; final 4 teams will split $50K to go toward their startup company.

2 More Bighorn Sheep Dead, Total 3 Mountain Lions Killed for Preying

Arizona Game & Fish confirms deaths Weds., meaning 15 of 31 sheep relocated from Yuma to Santa Catalinas in Tucson have died.

Tucson hosts the largest military aircraft storage site in the world, known as "The Boneyard" hosted a 5K fitness event.

Event Provides Rare Glimpse at Military Aircraft 'Boneyard'

Officials at Tucson's Davis-Monthan hosted a 5K and 10K run/walk to educate people about a mostly-off-limits site.

AZ Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Abortion Drug Rules

Federal lawsuit against regulations that would limit use of most common abortion-inducing drug; would have gone into effect April 1.

Tax preparation help

IRS Spokesperson: Choose Tax Professional Help Wisely

One easy way to tell if a person is up to handling such tasks is to make sure they are licensed.

Local Churches Offer 'Ashes to Go' Marking Start of Lent

Known as Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholics, other Christians will have ashes placed on their foreheads today even if they can't make it to church.

We talk to Rich Smith, Director of UAMC Artificial Heart Program, and Michael Garippa, CEO and President of SynCardia Systems, Inc., about how artificial heart technology has changed and some of what patients can expect to see in the future.

Local Medical Tech Co Testing New Devices for Artificial Hearts

SynCardia will launch a smaller device for people who are too petit such as elderly women and children.

We sit down with Marvin Slepian, UA Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, to discuss how a new pacemaker technology will eliminate the need for a battery.

New Tech Uses Patient's Body to Power Pacemakers

A major challenge for the device's manufactures is its battery, which must be safe, reliable and long lasting as it controls abnormal heartbeat.

Tucson Unified School District students.

Initial Approval for Bill Prohibiting Use of Common Core in AZ

Arizona Senate OKs legislation sponsored by state Sen. Al Melvin of Tucson; standards implemented in 2010, some Republicans have denounced them.

Mental Health

Training Prepares Police to Respond in Mental Health Crises

Crisis Intervention Training raises awareness, reduces use of force, but did not take hold in Southern Arizona until tragedy in 2000.

Award Winning Artist Expresses Admiration for Ravens

Common bird is considered playful and intelligent, connected to mythology and symbolism.

UAPD Hires New Police Chief

Former chief retired, Cmdr. Brian Seastone promoted; he proposes more community outreach, working with other UA departments.

This is one of the many aquaponic set ups at Tucson AquaPonics Farm.

Fish, Plants, Water Combined in Method, May Help Feed People

More Tucson residents are experimenting with aquaponics systems in their homes or businesses.

AZ Natl Parks Bring Nearly Billions, Support Thousands of Jobs

Report by the National Park Service says Grand Canyon generated just under half a billion dollars, Tucson's Saguaro Park about $38 million from visitors.

SB 1062 Overshadows Other AZ Legislature Moves

Those include initial approval to bill that would allow surprise inspections to abortion clinics; Brewer signs campaign finance law repeal.

Jobs in Arizona's Solar Industry Down in 2013

However state still ranks second in the nation for residents e ployed in the field, according to report.

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