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Phil Lopes, Member of the Protect Your Right to Vote Committee, discusses the referendum to change the state's elections and what that could mean for the 2014 election.

Election Law Challengers File Their Petitions

If enough signatures are validated, GOP push for changes to early voting, other issues will be put on hold.

Pima County Votes to Audit Colossal Cave Contractor

Board of supervisors agrees to create a special committee to perform audit, decided on other issues.

Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Are Preventable, Study Says

Nearly one-fourth of deaths caused by heart disease, stroke, hypertension avoidable with quality health care, healthy lives.

US Court Upholds EPA on AZ Power Plant Cleanup

Apache, Cholla, Coronado coal-burning stations must meet nitrogen oxide emissions standards in 5 years.

Yuma Prepares for 9/11 Ceremony Wednesday

City's fire department, construction workers built memorial; timed to coincide with fall of first tower.

Advocacy Group Drops 2014 Gay Marriage Initiative

Organizations waiting until 2016 to put same-sex marriage on ballot; say didn't have enough time to gather enough support.

Sawmill Reopens for White Mountain Apache Tribe

185 jobs in Whiteriver and big role in eastern AZ forest restoration project from $10M federal loan.

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Anti-Medicaid Referendum Scrambling for Signatures

Petitioners say they will file by Wednesday's deadline if they get minimum needed; hoping to block expansion.

A new species of desert mountain scorpion found in the Catalina Mountains.

Researchers Find New Scorpion Species in Catalinas

This is the second time a new species is found in the mountains, which is unusual; unclear of how venomous creature is.

In recognition of the many positive social and economic contributions that are made every day in this state by immigrants, the 4th annual Tucson World RefugeeFEST was held last weekend.

UN to Discuss International Migration, Development

Talks come in early October, possibly coinciding with Congress taking up US immigration reform.

Education Fund K-12 Set Up for Children of 19 Hotshots

100% of donations will go toward fund for kids, their unborn babies; firefighters perished battling Yarnell fire.

Butterfly Wonderland near Scottsdale Arizona is the largest butterfly atrium in the nation and is home to hundreds of different species of these beautiful flying insects.

Scottsdale Conservatory Houses Worldly Butterflies

Nation's largest conservatory receives cocoons from South America, Southeast Asia, other places around globe.

Ed Honea, Marana, Arizona Mayor

Marana Changes Rules About Growing Medicinal Marijuana

Town Council votes to make it illegal to grow drug unless it is for medical use within town limits.

Marijuana Legalization Group Plans to Target AZ Next

Same organization that aided successful effort to legalize the drug in CO hopes to use same method here.

Medical MJ Law May Not Protect Use of Certain Forms of Drug

This could potentially lead to criminal prosecution of dispensary operators, patients; such forms include edible resin.

The Tucson Fire Department utilizes trucks like this one to respond to less serious calls which don't require a full fire engine.

Tucson Fire's New Rescue Unit Saves Resources

Rescue 8 responds to less grave emergency calls, though it's equipped for higher-risk ones as well.

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