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UA sponsoring free eye screenings Saturday

Free eye screenings are available Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, 140 West Speedway Boulevard, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the UA Department of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Medical Center.... Read more»

Former Pima softball standout signs with Wildcats

Pima Community College softball player Alexis Dotson will continue her collegiate career at the University of Arizona in the fall. Dotson, a freshman outfielder, hit in the lead-off spot for the Aztecs this season, finishing with a .516 batting average, 111 hits in 215 at-bats, 36 steals, and 38 RBIs. She was selected NJCAA first-team All-American and NFCA first-team All-American.... Read more»

City, UA launching pilot program for food scrap collection

The City of Tucson and the University of Arizona will begin a pilot program, June 30, to collect food scraps from local business for composting, a spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Clean energy investment in the United States

Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.... Read more»

Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Colibri Center launch puts human faces to border issues

Hoping to put faces to border issues, the launch of the Colibri Center for Human Rights featured an award-winning documentary about one family’s loss. The Tucson-based group hopes to establish the most comprehensive data set on missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Colibri Center for Human Rights debuts with Saturday screening

Home of the most comprehensive data about missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Colibri Center for Human Rights will celebrate their opening with the local premiere of award-winning film “Who is Dayani Cristal?” on Saturday.... Read more»

Tucson water rates higher than Phx, usage lower here

It’s a complex calculation, but at the most fundamental level this much is true: The amount of water needed to have a lush, green lawn in Phoenix would yield a substantially higher water bill for a homeowner in Tucson. As Arizona leaders ponder the long-term future of the state’s water supply, some say that raising water prices is an option for encouraging conservation.... Read more»

Report: Az had steepest higher-ed cuts & tuition increases

Arizona had the nation’s steepest per-student cuts in state aid to higher education and the highest rates of tuition increase from pre-recession funding levels until today, according to a new report.... Read more»

Homeland Security sued for refusing to release Az checkpoint data

Seeking data on interior enforcement by the U.S. Border Patrol, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit demanding the release of hundreds of documents, including complaints, agency policies, and the accuracy of drug-sniffing dogs.... Read more»

Fears of minority flight from Az universities unfounded

Some worried when the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in college admissions it would hurt minority enrollment in other states. But Arizona’s universities have seen a steady rise in those numbers, even after a voter-approved ban on race-based decisions.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico collaborate on flood to boost Colorado River delta

For more than 20 years, water from the Colorado River has stopped at Morelos Dam, which diverted its flow into Mexican canals for agriculture and municipal use. But in March, water began rushing through the gates to help regenerate the river’s delta habitats.... Read more»

Photos: Remote cam snaps jaguar in Santa Ritas

New photographs of an endangered jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains have been released from a project managed by federal officials and University of Arizona researchers.... Read more»

Photos: Wildcat trackers set relay record

The University of Arizona Wildcat women’s 4x100-meter relay team set a school record Saturday. Senior Tamara Pridgett, senior Shapri Romero, sophomore Traci-Lynn Hicks and senior Germe Poston clocked a first-place time of 44.52, with a time good enough for No. 8 in the west region and No. 17 in the country this year.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Az soccer roundup: Robles, Weber secure ties in hard-fought contests

We are bringing back our updates of professional soccer players with Arizona ties. This week’s roundup includes an assist from a former Wildcat, and a new team for a Catalina Foothills grad.... Read more»

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