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AZ Week: Forced to Cut $5M, Sunnyside Makes Changes

After a failed budget override last Nov. school district has cut dozens of jobs including in its art, music programs; came up with plan to still offer these courses to its students.

A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

AZ Rep Leaving Seat for Congressional Race

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego stepping down from Arizona House to run for Congressional District 7 which covers part of PHX.

Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Arizona economy

Teen Employment Plummets in Tucson During Recession

About 43 percent of teens employed in 2000, 26 percent employed in 2012, says report by Brookings Institution.

Dan Cornelius, left, and his assistant set up the Mobile Farmers Market at Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Native American Traditional Foods Turn Into Viable Business

From tepary beans grown by the Tohono O’Odham people to chocolate produced by the Chickasaw Nation, Native Americans are entering the niche food market in many places.

Storytelling Group Encourages Tucsonans to Be Heard

Odyssey Storytelling turns 10 this year; the nonprofit holds performances at Fluxx Studio and Gallery first Thurs. of every month.

Students celebrate their achievements at a University of Arizona graduation ceremony.

UA Winter Graduation Ceremonies Are No More

Beginning this year, University of Arizona will hold just one annual commencement ceremony in May.

Pima Community College, PCC.

Upon PCC Board Agreement, Tuition Hiked Nearly 8%

Students will see effects next school year; community college looking for ways to fill revenue gaps caused by drop in state funding.

The international border fence seen from Nogales, Ariz.

Rape Among Risks for Migrant Women Crossing US-MX Border

Pharmacist in Altar, Sonora says women often come in asking what to do to prevent pregnancy in case they are victims.

Dept of Admin: AZ's Unemployment Rate Slightly Down

Researchers say the seasonally adjusted figures for Jan. were 7.5% down from 7.6% in Dec.

Fed Suit Filed to Overturn AZ's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Natl LGBT-rights organization files on behalf of seven couples, two surviving spouses; lawsuit requests for state to recognize these unions.

William Justiniano, hot shop instructor and facilities director at the Sonoran Glass School, discusses how the Sonoran Glass School is promoting the appreciation and awareness of glass as a visual arts medium.

Tucson's Sonoran Glass School Teaches Science Through Art

"All these things that are intriguing to any young child, that's what initially draws them in," educator says.

row of red houses

Bill Seeks to Significantly Reduce Power of HOAs

Arizona House debating revived legislation that targets home owner associations; regulations such as banning local gov from forcing developers to establish them.

Tucson Unified School District classroom undated

Report: Racial, Ethnic Gaps Pervasive in AZ Education

Policy report suggests ways to close gap including increasing teacher diversity, enhancing cultural competency in primary, secondary education.

Immigration Officials Train Law Enforcement on Special Visas

Representatives from US Citizenship & Immigration Services held training in Tucson regarding helping crime victims apply for such documentation.

Tucson Involved in Efforts to Improve Civility in Politics

Organizations, academics, former members of Congress say government not productive when partisan divides persist.

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