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Tucson-based company plans to offer balloon rides to edge of space.

NPR: Company Plans to Launch Balloon Ride to Stratosphere

World View, a new space tourism company in Tucson, would offer option to passengers as early as 2015; price about $75K.

Leilani Clark, who said she was pepper sprayed at the Oct. 8 immigrant rights protest scene, prepares to address the City Council.

Activists Ask Tucson City Council to Change Enforcement of SB1070

Immigration advocates want city to explore ways to comply with state law while reducing Border Patrol calls.

Navajo Generating Station Releases Emission Proposal

EPA requiring plant to reduce emission to improve visibility at nearby national parks including Grand Canyon.

Sara Palmer, client, speaks about how she uses experiences with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), to help her heal from traumatizing experiences in her life.

Controversial Treatment Eases Trauma, Raises Questions

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses the senses to resolve trauma, but researchers remain uncertain about how it works.

Michael McNulty, photographer, explains how we perceive of the color of light, and even what lies beyond the visible spectrum.

Desert Photographer Explores Science of Color Vision

Michael McNulty looks into research offering insights on physical properties of light, human perception specific to the Sonoran desert.

Cars drive through Tucson streets during rush hour.

Amid Teen Driver Safety Week, AAA Releases New Crash Stats

Car accidents are the leading cause of death in teens, cause more fatalities than homicide, suicide, drugs combined,

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Undocumented Migrant Rescues Increasing in AZ

As of end of August 2013, Border Patrol had rescued 760 migrants; 20% more than 2012, 50% more than 2011.

Wolfgang Fink, associate professor at University of Arizona and a member of the research team for the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems, discusse the new sliver vision testing system.

Vision Testing Makes Its Way to Space

Exposure to radiation, ultraviolet light, low gravity affect astronauts eyes; new technology helps them stay on track with vision health.

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Solar Power Rates Debate Makes it to TV

Arguments on both sides of spectrum have released ads in Phoenix television stations.

 Aurturo Chavez, CTO of NP Photonics Inc., tells us how fiber lasers can amplify light as it travels.

Photonics Research Contributes Billions to Global Economy

U.S. has been world leader in optics, photonics research; however countries such as China, Germany are proving to be tough competitors.

Type O-Negative Blood Supplies Low in AZ, Donation Center Says

United Blood Services has issued a plea for donors to step forward as merely 16 units of such remain for the need of 58 hospitals.

UA Health Center Awarded Grant to Aid Hispanic Women

University's Center of Excellence in Women's Health will use the $878K to reach out to underprivileged Hispanic women in Pima County.

State Sen Steps Down as Assistant Minority Leader

AZ Democratic lawmaker Linda Lopez will remain in Senate; says she has a new job that demands more time.

Charlotte Gillis and Christopher Paulin from Tucson Reptile Rescue, discuss the organizations efforts in trying to find homes for unwanted or abandoned reptiles.

Reptiles Often Transform From Popular Pets to Unwanted Animals

Tucson Reptile Rescue is a group trying to raise awareness about these creatures, help people make better pet decision making.

These olive trees at the U of A provide shade and beauty to the campus and its visitors.

UA Group Harvesting Olives Found on Campus

There are more than 200 olive trees throughout the university; they will be taken to olive mill, pressed into olive oil for university use.

Hana Abdulaziz Feeney, a registered dietitian with UA's Campus Health Service, discusses the upcoming Food Day event where people are encouraged to learn more about sustainable food sources.

Event Teaches Public About Healthy, Sustainable Foods

UA hosts 4th annual Food Day celebration, which will highlight nutrition, sustainable foods through various events.

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