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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»

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»

Guest opinion

TPD chief: Allow time for investigation of police conduct

Tucson’s police chief is asking for patience while his department investigates in the wake of the public outcry over police actions following the University of Arizona basketball loss on Saturday night: “While I understand the level of emotion concerning videos that have been circulating from March 29, I would like to implore members of the community to allow us the time to thoroughly investigate the incident.”... Read more»1

Report: Educational, economic outcomes poor for Az kids

Arizona ranks poorly in educational and economic outcomes for kids, especially Latino and American Indian children, according to a national report.... Read more»

UA fans clash with Tucson police after Wildcat loss

Update: 15 were arrested Saturday night as Tucson police used pepper-ball rounds to clear hundreds from University Boulevard in the wake of the Wildcats’ loss. When the crowd threw bottles instead of dispersing, officers responded with pepper balls and OC canisters, as well as plastic bullets and foam baton rounds. Sunday, TPD identified those arrested.... Read more»2

NWSL preseason

Soccer Wildcats end match with 10 Thorns in their paws

Normally, a 10-0 loss would be hard to find positives in. But, coach Tony Amato saw some in Saturday night’s loss to National Women’s Soccer League champions Portland Timbers FC.... Read more»

Preseason soccer in Tucson isn't over yet

Do you think that soccer preseason is over for Tucson? Not quite yet — now it’s the women’s turn. Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League has parked themselves at Kino Sports Complex for two weeks to get ready for their season.... Read more»

How independents are changing Az politics

Cronkite News, in collaboration with the Public Insight Network, examines the rise of independent voters in Arizona. Does the rise of independents signal a change toward more moderate candidates? Probably not, two political experts say. In fact, they say having more independents could lead to more elected officials with viewpoints at the extremes.... Read more»2

Stanton: Increasing exports key to boosting Phx economy

Mayor Greg Stanton says Phoenix must become more innovative and increase its exports. In his State of the City Address, Stanton said Phoenix will double exports to Mexico in the next five years.... Read more»

Report: Big gaps in education for Az minority students

A new report by the University of Arizona shows significant gaps in achievement for minority students and that few of Arizona’s high school graduates are college-ready — fewer than half meet eligibility requirements for one of the state’s three public universities.... Read more»

UA boots up new program in bid for Pentagon research funds

The University of Arizona is launching a new program, the Defense and Security Research Institute, to help the school reach its target of doubling research funding to $1.2 billion over the next decade. The institute will work to bring in grants to fund defense and security-related research.... Read more»

Experts: More than half of Az cancer cases are preventable

Experts offered lawmakers some grim statistics Wednesday on cancer in Arizona, including a forecast of 11,400 deaths this year and a 50 percent increase in cancer cases by 2050. However, one figure offered some hope: More than half of cancer cases here could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as not smoking and exercising more.... Read more»

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