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Az mosquito surveillance helps track, curb spread of Zika

Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes to the surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Hockey deal could reverse Tucson's dismal minor-league fortunes

The deal to bring minor-league hockey to the Old Pueblo is in fact the smartest thing the Council and Rio Nuevo have managed to achieve since we said "no" to a Sky Bridge. What's there to complain about? They're putting hockey in an ice rink and a sports team in a sports arena.... Read more»

Ally Miller aide linked to imitation news website; alter ego posing as reporter

A communications aide for Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller has been linked to a pretend news site whose "editor" is using a false name. Timothy DesJarlais, who is also running for the Marana School Board, was apparently posting for the "Arizona Daily Herald" while being paid during public meetings.... Read more»4

What the Devil won't tell you

Welcome to the Boomtown: Caterpillar deal just part of Tucson's resurgence

Caterpillar jobs pay well — the kind of well that Tucson isn't used to. After 14 months of calling BS left, right and center that has left me at times feeling like the elderly Muppet Show hecklers, I figured I would explain how Tucson's economy seems to be blossoming in its own right. Good things are afoot here.... Read more»

Arizona felons have steep path to restore voting rights

Under Arizona law, repeat offenders must wait two years to apply for restoration to the county court that sentenced them. They must have completed their sentence, parole and probation time and paid all fines and restitution. It’s then up to a judge to accept or deny their request.... Read more»9

FC Tucson scores quintet against UA club

In the second of two tune-up matches before their season starts on Saturday, FC Tucson took on the University of Arizona men’s club soccer team Wednesday night. When the match ended at Kino Stadium, FC Tucson won 5 – 1.... Read more»

Study shows disparities in how Arizona judges granted asylum

Arizona’s 11 immigration judges varied widely in their handling of asylum cases between 2009 and 2014, with denial rates ranging from 21.3 percent for one judge to 65.9 percent for another, according to Justice Department data.... Read more»

Arizona becoming popular training ground for Olympic hopefuls

A string of athletes from Arizona has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of the state. That has started to change.... Read more»

Az researchers turn to dogs to better understand Valley fever

The Valley Fever Paws study is collecting data on breeds of dogs diagnosed with Valley fever or who were exposed to the fungus but not infected. Researchers hope the data will provide information not only on dogs, but how the disease affects people as well.... Read more»

4 UA grads among Pulitzer winners

Four Arizona journalism graduates are among the LA Times team that was recognized with the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. Kristina Bui, Stephen Ceasar, Marisa Gerber and Brittny Mejia were among those who covered the Dec. 2 shooting in San Bernardino and the investigation that followed.... Read more»

'Shadows of the Dreamers' dance performance recalls Holocaust liberation

A Sunday dance performance will reprise a piece choreographed last year by a University of Arizona professor to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.... Read more»

UA Wildcats

Chad & Jeremy score a hit: Pair combine for Az men’s soccer winner

It wasn’t the best set of conditions for good soccer. The field was artificial turf and the wind got to be troublesome at times, but the Arizona men’s soccer club team put up a 1 – 0 win against Universidad de Sonora on Friday night.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcat soccer

Not a defensive Crouch: Forward’s brace drives defeat of GCU Antelopes

The Arizona Wildcats put in a dominating performance against the Grand Canyon University Antelopes on Saturday night, defeating the visitors to Mulcahy Stadium 3 – 0.... Read more»

UA researcher hopes new diabetes drug can curb amputations

Heberprot-P, a drug from Cuba that can speed healing of diabetic lesions, is in the process of being approved for clinical trials. Researcher David Armstrong hopes the University of Arizona will take part in the testing before the end of the year.... Read more»

Obituary

Tucson-raised Garry Shandling dead at 66

Comedian and actor Garry Shandling died Thursday at age 66. Born in Chicago, he spent much of his childhood in Tucson and studied electrical engineering at the University of Arizona before breaking into the entertainment business as a writer.... Read more»1

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