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Arizona is lacking policies that enforce proper training of future teachers, a study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found. Read more»

Solar panels are installed on a building's roof.

Homeowners and businessowners interested in the benefits of solar energy will have the chance to learn about leasing rooftop systems at a workshop presented by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office Thursday. Read more»

The day-long series of BEYOND events ended as they began, with prayers and song and quiet togetherness. About 300 people gathered at Kino Stadium as daylight slipped away listening to speakers and singing along to "Amazing Grace." (with full video) Read more»

Tucsonans participate in a dance at BEYOND's main event Saturday at Reid Park.

Tucsonans gathered Saturday morning at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center to commemorate the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting and to celebrate health and unity — the goal of the BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit main event. Read more»

More than 100 people gathered at Tucson Medical Center for the sunrise meditation, the opening event of BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit — a day of events to remember the events of Jan. 8 and how that day united the community.

As the sun started its morning rise, more than 100 people gathered at the Tucson Medical Center's labyrinth and centering garden to remember last year's Jan. 8 shooting. Read more»

The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona offers mental health first-aid training and a Crisis Response Center to aid those in need of help. for those in need to either educate themselves about mental health issues or for those seeking help. Read more»

An appropriately 'larger than life' bronze bust of Roll, seen here displayed on a poster at the special session, will be placed in Tucson's federal courthouse.

Judge John Roll, one of the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting, was remembered Friday in a special court session. Roll, who was Arizona's chief federal judge before he was gunned down, was called "genuine" by nearly every speaker at the memorial session. Read more»

The Pima County Library has partnered with the Freecycle Network to give people a chance to get rid of unwanted working items Saturday at libraries around the county. Read more»

Air appears hazy near the Rincon Mountains in December 2010.

Early risers may have wondered why the sky appears hazy in the mornings now that temperatures are dropping. The effect is called temperature inversion. Read more»

Faulty mailing addresses are the reason that thousands of citizens never receive their tax refunds. To check on the status of a refund the IRS is offering a 'Where's My Return' service. Read more»

For the third year, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office is collecting holiday cards to send to Southern Arizona hospitalized vets and troops who are deployed overseas. Read more»

Parents who may have concerns about childhood vaccinations can get answers Saturday when doctors from the University of Arizona address questions about the benefits and safety of immunizations. Read more»

A federal Emergency Alert System test will take place at noon Wednesday to check the system's effectiveness. The nationwide drill will cut into radio and television broadcasts. Read more»

A nationwide study conducted in part by University of Arizona researchers to identify causes for the high risk for suicide by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people has begun. Read more» 1

Arizonans who hope to attend a military academy can apply for a congressional nomination through Sen. John McCain's office no later than Oct. 20. Read more»

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