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AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 7, 2014

Pima supervisors oppose proposed Rosemont mine; allowing Green Valley, Sahuarita join Santa Cruz County; city deficit; Tucson, Pima cooperation.

Federal Land Payment Elimination Costs Pima County $3M

County provides services on U.S. owned land, but isn't getting reimbursed for cost of services.

Cesar Aguirre, volunteer at Casa Maria, and Alan Jolivett, Hurricane Katrina evacuee, discuss the state of poverty, especially as it relates to the working poor.

Job Training, Agency Coordination Key for Improving Tucson Poverty

Programs that connect people with jobs and training work need to be collaborative, clients say.

Living Streets Alliance is an organization in Tucson that is looking at ways of making the community less automobile-oriented and more suitable for those who prefer to engage in walking, bicycling, socializing and play.

Census Data Shows People Moving to Pima County

County grew by 9,467 from 2007-11; among the most rapidly growing areas, according to recent report.

We are joined by Eric Lutz, Ph.D., CMSP and Mary Poulton, Ph.D.to discuss mining safety and the dangers that many of us, who work above ground, may find hard to imagine.

AZ Groups Working to Improve Mining Safety

Despite safeguards, technological improvements, people still die or are injured every year in accidents.

Congressional Incumbents Have More Money For 2014 Elections

Challengers are poised to catch up with quick fundraising pace in Tucson-area districts.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Pima County Home Values Increasing

Valuations for property tax calculation being mailed today, many will reflect improving housing market.

AZ Bankruptcy Fillings Dropped in 2013, Report Says

Figures decreased by 18% in Arizona, slightly above national average which showed a decrease of 14%

Bighorn Sheep Living Area in Catalinas Closed to Public

Coronado National Forest announced special closure, says will remain in place for welfare of animal.

Sharon Bronson, the co-chair of TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities), and Mara Aspinall, President of Ventana Medical Systems, discuss biomedical diagnostics and how it is effecting Pima County.

AZ Will Be First Home to New Bioscience Degree

Local biotech company, Ventana Medical Systems, joins forces with ASU to train workers in biomedical diagnosis.

University of Arizona Sociology Professor, Lane Kenworthy, joins us to discuss the science of poverty.

UA Sociology School Participates in Tucson Poverty Project

School collaborating with Mayor Rothschild to combat poverty in city; determine current status of residents.

Member of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

Pima Board Fills Vacant AZ Senate Seat with State Rep.

Former Sen. Linda Lopez of Tucson resigned earlier in the month, Rep. Andrea Dalessandro of Green Valley chosen to replace her.

Pima County, Cienega Residents Recognized for Teamwork

Nonprofit combining public and private expertise to restore native frog habitat; efforts getting attention from federal government.

UPDATE: Downtown Main Library to Reopen Tuesday

Joel D. Valdez Library evacuated this morning after a car fire in the parking deck below building.

Literacy Grant to Help Families in Sunnyside School District

Close to half a million from Helios Education Foundation to fund three-year Literacy Connects project.

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