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Teacher drought plagues Az's rural schools

Attracting and retaining quality teachers is a problem in Arizona’s rural schools, and there seems to be no easy fix in sight.... Read more»0

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Arizona scores low in teacher preparation study

Arizona is lacking policies that enforce proper training of future teachers, a study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found.... Read more»0

Giffords' office to hold solar power workshop

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»0

Remembering Jan. 8

BEYOND closing lights spirits as sun sets

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»0

Remembering Jan. 8

Tucsonans celebrate health, healing, unity

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»0

Remembering Jan. 8

'Do a good thing,' Tucsonans urged at sunrise meditation

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»0

Jan. 8 sheds light on need for understanding mental health

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»0

Remembering Jan. 8

'Genuine' Judge Roll remembered in special court session

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»0

Post-holiday Freecycle event Saturday

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»0

Cold temperatures bring haze to desert

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»0

2,659 Arizonans need to claim tax refunds

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»0

Giffords' office collects holiday cards for troops

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»0

How safe are childhood vaccinations? UA docs have answers

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»0

Nationwide emergency broadcast test set for Wed.

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»0

UA studies suicide risks of young LGBTs

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

McCain's office taking military academy nomination applications

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»0

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