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AZ unemployment drops, remains at record low

The rate drop counters common seasonal trends.
July 18, 2024

Pima County ready with back to school vaccines

Help is available for parents seeking to update their child's immunization list.
July 18, 2024

Sharing lived experience plus keen observations.

On this Arizona Spotlight, hear three women who are telling vibrant stories across different mediums.
July 18, 2024

Air conditioning improvements begin at TUSD schools

The funding comes from a voter-approved bond passed last fall.
July 16, 2024

AZ Department of Education under investigation for how it approves school voucher spending

The Arizona Attorney General's office sent a letter to the department on July 1 informing them of the investigation.
July 11, 2024

Taking the camel to the drive-in: David Leighton's history of the Reid Park Zoo

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Word of Mouth Print Space; celebrate imagination at the Library's Megamania!! Festival; and meet the founder of the Naco Wellness Initiative.
July 10, 2024

Why "Breaking Bread" is a different approach to political discussion.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How art can help with in-hospital healing; Luis Alberto Urrea on how his literature career began; and "Stories That Soar!" considers the meaning of love.
July 3, 2024

The Buzz: The coming state budget has its critics

Worries about shorted funding, misallocated funds and existing problems cause concern for some.
June 28, 2024

ASU and UCLA launch Latino Data Hub Action Lab to empower, educate policy advocates

New initiative harnesses census data to inform policies impacting Latino communities in Arizona.
June 28, 2024

Understanding men's mental health, and overcoming depression

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe welcome new leadership; and the legacy of screen actor Donald Sutherland.
June 27, 2024

Former UA student sentenced to life for professor's murder, victim's family calls for gun reform

Murad Dervish will serve life in prison with an additional 14 years for other charges.
June 24, 2024

Monument Valley's important role in the classic westerns of John Ford & John Wayne.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A local librarian is recognized for his dedication to youth mental health; and a personal story about what the U.S. flag can represent.
June 18, 2024

UA search committee finalizes evaluation criteria for its next president

Some of the criteria includes financial literacy and trust building skills.
June 17, 2024

Ten-Minute Dramas presents "Chemistry".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A program called "Red, White & Blue" wants veterans, first responders and their loved ones to get the mental and emotional help they need.
June 13, 2024

UA Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil after stroke

Chomsky transformed the study of linguistics and has also been an influential critic of U.S. foreign policy and the media.
June 11, 2024

UA expecting less cash on hand next fiscal year

In a report to an ABOR committee UA officials gave the latest numbers.
June 6, 2024

The 54th annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival: "It's a movement, not a moment."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Richard Davis remembes growing up in Tucson's Black community; learn about Aphasia, and a place in Tucson offering friendship and support for those living with it; and go storm chasing with "Stories That Soar!"
June 5, 2024

White House National Cyber Director visits Pima Community College

PCC reports an 83% increase in enrollment in their cybersecurity programs.
May 30, 2024

Bond brings building improvements and technology to TUSD classrooms

Voters approved $480 million in the last election.
May 29, 2024

Celebrating one of the Sonoran Desert's most popular visitors.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secrets of the Vegan Night Market; how the Noyce Teaching Scholarship is helping to find and retain good STEM teachers in Arizona; and Julie Sasse says goodbye to the Tucson Museum of Art.
May 29, 2024

Pima County celebrates eight GED’s awarded through adult education program

Recipients overcame significant life challenges including drug addiction and homelessness.
May 23, 2024

Remembering Movie Legend Roger Corman.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Macro photographer Jillian Cowles peers into the private life of spiders; and Chris Dashiell visits "The Tomb of Ligeia".
May 22, 2024

Former graduate student found guilty of first-degree murder of UA professor

A 12-person jury found Murad Dervish guilty of six felony charges, including aggravated assault and first-degree murder.
May 21, 2024

Trial closes for former UA grad student accused of killing professor, deliberation begins

Alleged shooter Murad Dervish is pleading guilty except insane to second degree murder.
May 20, 2024

Read On Arizona and partners provide youth reading education to support fight pandemic literacy loss

Recent research suggests that third grade students struggle with reading comprehension.
May 19, 2024

Sierra Vista Police arrest former Cochise College student for “terroristic threats” to Cochise College staff

Charles B. Wise was charged with engaging in an act of terrorism, aggravated assault, interfering with an institution, and using an electronic device to threaten or intimidate.
May 13, 2024

Craig T. Nelson delivers commencement address to the UA graduating class of 2024.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The documentary "Fair Play" gives visibility to the unending work of new mothers; and explore the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
May 8, 2024

Trial begins in UA professor Thomas Meixner murder

Former grad student Murad Dervish pled not guilty to 7 felony counts, including 1st degree murder.
May 7, 2024

The documentary "The Happiest Country in the World: Finland" explores the reasons why.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: What "Bad Art Night" at the Arizona Science Center offers the creatively curious; "I Dream in Widescreen 2024" showcases a new class of film makers; and "Stories That Soar!" offers a 4th grader's perspective on "Self Love".
May 1, 2024

UA releases budget cuts to academic units

The savings from the cuts are expected to rid the university of its deficit in the next fiscal year.
April 25, 2024

Company hired to help find next UA president

The company helped find the current NAU president.
April 23, 2024

Arizona students still unsure of financial aid for fall as Gov. Katie Hobbs announces FAFSA campaign

Students and parents are still unsure how much financial aid they will be offered for the 2024-25 school year.
April 22, 2024

Stories That Soar!

Empowering Young Writers: The Literacy Connects Program “Stories that Soar!” builds literacy by bringing kids' stories to life through the arts.
May 1, 2024

Make Way for Books – 25 Years

Empowering Young Minds: 25 Years of Make Way for Books Impact on Literacy! Collaboration with University of Arizona Publishing Class Unveils Heartwarming Children's Stories through new App
April 23, 2024

Tucson Village Farm

Farm in metropolitan Tucson leads to plant and personal growth in the Sonoran Desert region.
April 22, 2024

Señor Contreras

Mariachi Aztlán director John Contreras has been committed to teaching students at Pueblo High School for the past 20 years.
October 7, 2023

Tiny Homes - Vail School District

The Vail Unified School District is trying to recruit and retain more teachers by working with developers to provide affordable housing opportunities for educators in the district.
July 3, 2023

Girls in STEM

Since 2013, the Arizona Science Center has hosted monthly "Girls in STEM" events, in the hopes of inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
April 17, 2023
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