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Concrete results from TO recycling program

A research project to make iron-based cement is ridding the desert of glass in the Tohono O’odham Nation.... Read more»

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What’s a ‘riot’ at UA is just a boisterous gathering at other campuses

How did things get out of control on University Boulevard in Tucson after the Wildcats’ NCAA basketball loss, when several videos showing what appeared to be police overreaction to a boisterous gathering of University of Arizona students went viral nationally?... Read more»

Mayor doesn't believe D-M will close, with or without A-10

In a wide-ranging interview about the future of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said that while he does not expect the base to be closed or sharply reduced in scale as the military cuts spending, “people should always be considering Plan B, even if there’s not a lot of reality to it.”... Read more»

Legislative roundup

The week at the Arizona Capitol

Orr and Steele back JTED bill; lawmakers debate a repeal of election measures; animal cruelty bill heard in committee; and more.... Read more»

Tombstone's dark skies: Stars at night

Some parts of the southwest desert are restless, whether it is Las Vegas with its blinding neon signs shining all night or Tucson with its Circle K’s and 24-hour McDonalds illuminated until dawn cracks. But the old west town of Tombstone goes to sleep early. When the lights go out and the 1,000-something residents get tucked in, something else takes over the street lights and embroiders the sky: the stars.... Read more»1

A vintage experience

They’re a piece of Americana, making their debut in the 1930s, the streamline design of vintage travel trailers holds a special place in southern Arizona.... Read more»

U.S. Airways, American Airlines workers rally at Capitol to support merger

U.S. Airways and American Airlines workers from 30 states rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday, urging Congress to block a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the planned merger of the two airlines.... Read more»

Proud fired after comments on women in combat, menstrual cycles

The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services resigned and an assistant he hired, former Tucson lawmaker Terri Proud, was fired Wednesday after Arizona-Sonora News Service reported that Proud said menstrual cycles might be too problematic for women to be in combat. ... Read more»1

Tucson soccer giving sports tourism a kick

February has long been the month for northern snowbirds to migrate to the sunny 70-degree desert oasis that is Tucson. But a new reason to travel to the Old Pueblo is emerging, and it’s proving to be a boon for the local economy: soccer.... Read more»

Mayan culture boosted by radio broadcasts

A community radio station is part of the change that’s taken place in the remote town of Todos Santos in northwestern Guatemala. But the station is harnessing outside influences for a different purpose – to strengthen Todos Santos’ own Mayan culture.... Read more»

Az Legislature turns in work late, again

From 2001-2011, legislators spent an extra 455 days in office—over four extra years.... Read more»

Amid budget politics, Az's school buildings crumble

After budget talks about overhauling school building maintenance flopped, the state Legislature has continued to cut off funding to regular school repairs in violation of the state Constitution and a previous court order.... Read more»

Advantages of bilingualism seen at 3 Az schools

Despite past political pressure for an English-only Arizona, bilingual educators say their students have advantages over those who speak just one language.... Read more»

Softball struggles to find place without Olympics

Thousands of women had their dreams dashed when the International Olympic Committee decided to eliminate softball from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.... Read more»

Astronomy brings big bucks to state

The dark night skies and dry air in Arizona make it a hot spot for the astronomy industry, which has generated a significant amount of money for the state.... Read more»

Az officials battle invasive buffelgrass

Limited in resources and funding, Arizona officials to try to stop one of the state’s oldest and largest environmental threats: buffelgrass.... Read more»

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