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As states OK medical marijuana laws, doctors struggle with knowledge gap

As the number of states allowing medical marijuana grows, some are working to address this knowledge gap with physician training programs. States are beginning to require doctors to take continuing medical education courses that detail how marijuana interacts with the nervous system and other medications, as well as its side effects.... Read more»

New Pima College top cop picked after 3 years of rotating chiefs

After three years without a permanent top cop, Pima Community College has tapped an officer from Georgia to head the school's law enforcement staff of 75. The department had been run by temporary chiefs since the sudden resignation of Stella Bay in June 2013.... Read more»

VP nominee Mike Pence stumps for Trump in Tucson

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, renew the economy and deal with "Islamic terrorism" during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Tucson on Tuesday afternoon. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Morales: Trump Jr. all wet in remarks on public school teachers

Let me tell you a little story about Heather. She was disabled. Her body was twisted; her spine curved beyond repair. She couldn't see, she couldn't eat, we believed she couldn't hear. She was only 13 years old but her body was not like any other girl her age. How could it be? Her father threw her against a wall when she was a baby.... Read more»

ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

The remnants of a roughly 4.5 billion-year-old meteor that streaked across the Phoenix sky in early June have been located by scientists from ASU.... Read more»

Kids' online safety risks climb in summer

School books may be closed for the summer but laptops are open. As children spend more time on the internet, police and parents are working harder to protect them from online predators.... Read more»

Pima submits latest accreditation report to HLC

Pima Community College submitted a 2016 Notice Report to the Higher Learning Commission on June 29. The report is a required response to the college’s current standing of “on notice,” a continued risk of becoming non-compliant with the HLC’s criteria.... Read more»

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Winchester: Miller finally supports taxpayers with vote for Huckelberry's budget

With a 4-1 vote last Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors passed a $1.24 billion budget that included a 10-cent property tax reduction. That the proposal passed is not that astounding, but that Supervisor Ally Miller supported it is truly astonishing, considering that all of her efforts to that point had been to justify the unfair decision by the state Legislature, which had precipitated previous tax hikes.... Read more»1

Deadlocked court leaves thousands of immigrants in limbo

A 4-4 tie by the U.S. Supreme Court justices leaves two programs created to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation remain on hold. ... Read more»2

Pima College is seeking public input on lastest report to accreditors

Pima Community College is seeking public commentary on a draft of the latest report to it's accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.... Read more»

Mexico teacher protests batter ruling party, eight killed in clashes

At least eight people were killed in clashes in southern Mexico over the weekend when police and members of a teachers' union faced off in violent confrontations, a senior state official said, piling fresh pressure on the country's embattled ruling party.... Read more»

GV News: Hernandez lacks UA degree despite claims

An editorial by the Green Valley News blasted legislative candidate Daniel Hernandez over his claims to have a UA degree. Editor Dan Shearer reported that Hernandez has not graduated, and that he hemmed and hawed when Shearer looked into the matter. Hernandez said he was 'embarrassed" and would work to fulfill graduation requirements.... Read more»

First case of Zika virus confirmed in Pima County

A person who traveled to the Caribbean returned to the county and tested positively for the disease, however officials said that there was no risk of transmission and that the person was recovering from their symptoms. ... Read more»

Hart will leave UA president job, return to teaching

Once called a "polarizing" figure, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, who became embroiled in controversy this spring over her relationship with a for-profit college, will leave the job in May 2018 when her contract ends. ... Read more»

Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Arizona Students’ Association can pursue a claim that the Arizona Board of Regents cut off its funding in retaliation for the student group’s aggressive support of a school-funding initiative.... Read more»

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