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New Pima Community College Chancellor, Lee Lambert, discusses his vision for the college and how he plans to rebuild its some-what sullied reputation.

PCC Working to Get Out of Probationary Status

19 of 125 policy areas in need of improvement, Chancellor Lee Lambert says; on track submitting improvement documentation by July 2014.

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

Grijalva Part of Group Wanting BP Use of Force Discussion

Arizona Democrat, 20 other Congress members requesting meeting with Border Patrol officials; agency says it will not change use of deadly force policy.

Marcia Lincoln, hobby poultry farmer, discusses how to produce healthier and happier birds and how she is working to protect heirloom turkey varieties.

Wild Turkeys Making a Comeback in Southern AZ

After disappearing from area in 1920s, Game and Fish says there are about 1,000 Gould's in southeastern Arizona.

Toys 4 tots

Nonprofit Advises Parents to Avoid Hazardous Toys

PIRG says to be aware that many children’s toys still contain high levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic, other harmful chemicals.

AZ Ranks Low in Index Measuring Education, Economy, Health

Opportunity Index put state 46 in the nation and gives Pima County a C-minus; data available through federal government.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, November 29, 2013

Mayor Rothschild discusses changes to SB 1070; Pima County supervisor Ray Carroll talks status of Rosemont copper mine.

Anita Bhappu, an associate professor in the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona, speaks about retailing around the holidays.

UA Retail Professor Discusses Holiday Shopping Trends

She says people got a head start this year; predicts four percent increase in overall retail sales.

AZ Supreme Court to Hear Campaign Contributions Appeal

Past ruling blocked higher limits on campaign contributions; Senate president, House speaker want ruling overturned.

TUSD Holds Public Hearing on Magnet Plan

Plan includes keeping magnet programs at Carillo and Davis elementary schools, Pueblo High School despite recommendations to shut them down.

Alan Weisman, author of Countdown, a book that explores the challenges of a growing population.

Journalist, Author Addresses Planet Overpopulation in Book

Alan Weisman discusses the negative effects people have on nature in "Countdown."

US Senator John McCain

McCain: US-Iran Nuclear Agreement Is Not Enough

U.S. senator says Monday he sides with Israel in that deal signed would not stop country from enriching nuclear elements.

After spending some time at the Cooling Center, this homeless man is back on the streets.

Report: AZ Homelessness Has Decreased in Past 3 Years

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development found 13,700 homeless individuals in 2010, compared to 10,600 in 2013.

Volunteers with Watershed Management Group redesign a neighborhood street to help capture rain water to be used in growing plants.

Tucson Nonprofit, Officials Collaborate to Preserve Water

Watershed Management, Mayor Rothschild, Dept. of Transportation help pass green streets policy requiring new roadway development designed to capture storm water.

A company is designing new fire shelters that can withstand ten times the heat of fire shelters used today.

New Fire Shelter Material Withstands Higher Temps

Company trying to raise money to make shelters that can take 10 times as much heat as shelters used in Yarnell.

UA Presents Five-Year Plan to AZ Board of Regents

University wants to increase graduation rates, double research and expand online degree program.

Program Provides Juvenile Offenders With Second Chance

YARDS is an educative nine-week program that teachers youth skills; in collaboration with Pima County's juvenile court system.

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