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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.

AZ's Electorate Changing, More Latinos Could Shift Politics

Report says demographic changes alone will not make difference in elections, Latinos must vote.

US, Mexico Cooperate to Restore Flow of Water to CO River Delta

Water hasn’t flowed regularly in the once-lush delta since 1960; Starting March 23, 105,000 acre-feet will be release from the Morelos Dam bordering Yuma.

Protest of sb 1062

Poll: Many Arizonans Agreed With Brewer's Veto of SB 1062

Governor vetoed controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week; Public Policy Polling surveyed 870 state voters, including 403 Republican primary voters.

House OKs Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

AZ Democrats objected the 34-22 vote saying legislation is an attack on women, unconstitutional.

Study: Diabetes, Obesity Still Common Among Latinos in US

New report examines health, lifestyle of adult Latinos, Hispanics in the country; also found most did not have health insurance.

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.

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.

UPDATED: Sponsor Amends Public Funds for Private Ed Bill

Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko changes to legislation would allow students from almost all AZ schools to enroll in program, use public money to pay for private education.

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