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Celestino Fernández, Ph.D., at the University of Arizona for the School of Sociology, discusses his research about finding and pursuing happiness and how happiness is defined.

UA Faculty Members Discuss Science of Happiness

Over the course of history there have been many definitions of happiness, says sociology professor.

Glendale Reconsidering Tohono O'Odham Casino

City council held a workshop to discuss proposed casino; comes after group of community leaders lobbied in favor of it.

AZ Rep Running for Secretary of State in 2014

Republican state lawmaker Justin Pierce announced candidacy Tuesday; won't seek re-election to House seat in Legislative District 25.

Pima County, South Tucson Agree On Jail Debt Settlement

For years, small city had owed the county $2M for cost of housing inmates, who were arrested in its city limits, in county jails.

Happiness Workshop Helps Young Adults Navigate Teen Pressures

Program provides youth understanding of mindfulness, teaches them about self-respect, community responsibility, acting without judgment.

Committee Discussing Plan to Give Hotshot Families Full Benefits

Tuesday meeting comes a month after House Speaker Andy Tobin urged members to craft a plan for the 13 part-time firefighters' families; 19 perished in Yarnell Fire back in June.

Just one of the seven hundred plus birds at the Oasis Parrot Sanctuary.

Parrot Sanctuary Provides Home for Abused, Neglected Birds

The Oasis Sanctuary in Cochise County is home to more than 700 birds species, such as parrots.

An owl from the Raptor Free Flight exhibit sits on a perch during it's flight training.

Trainers, Volunteers Prepare for Raptor Free Flight Presentation

It was closed for the summer, but birds fly for audiences again at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

ASU Study Challenges Notion Young Adults Are 'Bad Borrowers'

People ages 18-21 are less likely to have a serious credit default and are lower risk borrowers, study finds.

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

Jaguar Project in Sonora Working Hard to Protect These Felines

They're kept in rugged, isolated territory, where they're being protected from hunting or other human activity.

Housing Project May Force Some Flagstaff Residents to Move Out

Georgia company plans to build a multifamily housing for NAU students; if city approves, people would have to leave homes located in the area.

Grand Canyon

Fed Gov Needs More Sate Cash to Keep Grand Canyon Open

AZ is paying $93K per day for 7 days ending Friday; if it'd like the park to stay open until the weekend, money is due Weds.

CA Lead Bullets Ban Gives AZ Environmentalists Hope

Law prohibits use of lead ammunition, aims to protect scavenging animals; AZ has big concern for endangered California condor since lead poisoning is primary cause of death.

People protesting Operation Streamline.

Protest Planned at ICE Office in Phoenix

Some of those who shut down deportation proceedings in Tucson last week plan to prevent federal work today, too.

Four members from the UA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team have made the USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, which will vie for a spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

UA's Women Wheelchair Basketball Players Heading to 2016 Paralympics

Three team members have committed to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the games "Gold medal...that's what we want."

Regents Approve $4.2M to Develop UA Veterinary Medicine Program

State would have its first degree-offering program for veterinarians launching in 2015; students could earn a doctorate.

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