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AZ Members of Congress Ask DHS for 500 More Customs Officers

In a bipartisan effort lawmakers write to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with request

These endangered jaguars are part of a breeding population located near southern arizona .

Federal Gov Announces Efforts to Protect Endangered Jaguar

U.S. Fish and Wildlife designated about 1,200 square miles of Southern Arizona, New Mexico as critical habitat for species.

$500K Set Aside for 19 Hotshots Memorial

Arizona House passes bill 56-2 for funds to create site honoring firefighters killed in Yarnell fire June 2013.

AZ Senate Kills Bill Prohibiting Use of Common Core

SB 1310 would have revoked use of standards in state classrooms; legislation voted down Weds. with vote 18-12.

Cars drive through Tucson streets during rush hour.

Bill Would Ban Teens from Using Phone First 6 Months of Driving

Arizona House OKs legislation not allowing teenage drivers use cellphones on road for six month span after getting license.

We discuss SB1310, an effort to prevent Arizona schools from implementing Common Core standard, created by our guest William McCallum, Director of Institute for Mathematics in Education at University of Arizona Math Department.

Eliminating Common Core in K-12 a Mistake, Professor Says

State legislation dead for now, but would be 'a disaster,' says mathematician who helped build curriculum regimen.

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.

Controversial SB 1062 Inspires AZ Legislator to Come Out as Gay

Sen. Steve Gallardo says bill would have affected him personally; he's running for Democratic Congressional District 7 soon to be vacated by retirement of Rep. Ed Pastor.

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.

Lawyers in Same-Sex Ban Suit Say Equality Not Violated

Arizona Attorney General's Office denies equality-protection, due-process rights were ignored as lawsuit to overturn gay marriage prohibition continues.

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.

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