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A sign at an inactive Patagonia mine warns people of the dangers inside.

UA Gets $1.3M for Mine Safety Research

University will conduct a risk management study and a safety training improvement study.

First responders in the parking lot of the shopping center at North Oracle Road and West Ina Road after the shooting on Jan. 8, 2011.

Jan. 8 Permanent Memorial to Honor Victims, Tucson Community

Nearly three years after tragedy, official memorial underway; will be located at the Pima County Courthouse.

AZ Legislator: Gut Clean Elections, Use Funds for K-12 Schools

Rep. Paul Boyer of Phoenix plans to reintroduce proposal for voter approval to get rid of program.

Traffic camera

Pima County Considers Traffic Camera Changes

Board to choose whether to turn them off, keep them on, or change how traffic cameras work.

Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking west from Highway 83.

Formal Objections Begin for Rosemont Copper Project

Groups who participated in public comment can now file complaints on plan for the next 45 days.

Millions Needed to Complete School Data System

Superintendent Huppenthal asks Legislature for $16.5M to track test scores, other performance issues.

Lawmaker: Shift Early Childhood Money to CPS

Pressing need makes move necessary, he argues; voter approval in November ballot measure proposed.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

Marijuana Legalization Effort Falling Short

Less than 4% of needed signatures collected so far; aim is to put measure on November election ballot.

The greenhouse at Manzo Elementary serves as an invaluable tool to teach students about the importance of math, science, agriculture, and sustainability.

Local Kids Benefit from Nationally Recognized Ecology Program

Manzo Elementary School's sustainable infrastructure, projects also yield academic results in math, science.

Tucsonan Lopez Resigns AZ Senate Seat

Replacement process to begin mid-January; fellow Democrat must be named by Board of Supervisors.

Convicted Ex-Congressman Prison Term Delayed

One week delay in start of 3-year sentence, allowing more time for appeal on corruption, money laundering.

Goddard to Seek AZ Secretary of State's Office

Former Phoenix mayor, state attorney general says he 'can't stay on sidelines,' will announce mid-January.

AZ Immigrant Deportations Lower in 2013

Federal agency sends 35,000 back to their homelands, 12% decline from previous year, newspaper reports.

Federal Endangered Species Act Turning 40 Years Old

Law has helped Mexican gray wolf, bald eagle, six other animals native to Arizona avoid extinction.

UA Science & Technology Park

Venture Capital, Research Funding at Top of Tech Biz Wish List

Technology companies requesting action from state Legislature on business-expansion assistance.


CPS Caseload Referrals Approach Halfway Mark

3,100 of 6,500 uninvestigated reports of child abuse, neglect now assigned to agency for followup work.

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