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Tucson's economy expected to continue slow improvement

Despite state numbers that show metro Tucson's job growth will be flat or negative this year, UA economist George Hammond is predicting meager growth of .8 to one percent. But while the job market may be weak, the housing market is doing well.... Read more»

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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»

Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

Billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch may rank among the nation’s biggest bankrollers of conservative causes and Republican campaign vehicles. But Koch proselytizing of government deregulation and pro-business civics is increasingly targeted not just at creatures of Capitol Hill, or couch sitters in swing states, but at the hearts and minds of American college students, as well.... Read more»

University presidents pitch lawmakers on value of research

Investing in research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities is essential for the state to be competitive, Arizona State President Michael M. Crow told lawmakers Wednesday.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: $100M road bond set for Nov. ballot

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik on the referral of a $100 million bond to voters in November, Stefanie Mach on her run for state House, and Paul Eckerstrom on the rejection of an initiative to retain a sales tax for education because of petition problems.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: More Az kids raised by relatives

Today on Buckmaster — Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, Children's Action Alliance's Penelope Jacks, TREO's Laura Shaw, and University of Arizona climate researcher Zack Guido. ... Read more»

Everything you ever wanted to know about drones

Drones' surveillance power is being hyped for everything from fighting crime to monitoring hurricanes or spawning salmon. Meanwhile, concerns are cropping up about privacy, ethics and safety. ... Read more»

Fox Theatre

Expect crowds for 'I Dream In Widescreen' film showcase

The UA’s annual “I Dream In Widescreen," which features thesis films written, produced and directed by UA students, is fast becoming a must-see event.... 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»

Study: Academics more likely to donate to Democrats

When opening their wallets for congressional and presidential candidates, professors, administrators and staff at Arizona’s public universities and colleges are far more likely to donate to Democrats than Republicans, a Cronkite News Service review found.... Read more»

UA group to fire up kiln, re-create ancient Greek pottery

University of Arizona faculty and students will fire up a wood-fired kiln to demonstrate ancient Greek pottery-making Friday at St. Augustine's Catholic High School.... Read more»

Spring Fling promises deep-fried carnival fun

The annual Spring Fling starts Thursday at 4 p.m. at Rillito Downs. The carnival promises rides, music, games and deep-fried Twinkies.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will streetcar make Tucson a more livable city?

Today on Buckmaster - Jan Cervelli, dean of UA'S College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Bill Doelle, head of Archaeology Southwest; Bill McDorman, of Native Seeds Search; and Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster contributor on Mexico.... Read more»1

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