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Tucson Has Spent 8% of Road Repair Funds, Official Says

Dec 11, 2013 Halfway through the fiscal year, the city has spent about $1.5M of the $20M voters authorized for fixing streets this year.

Barber Applauds Mental Health Funding Expansion

Dec 11, 2013 Vice President Biden announced Tuesday an additional $100M for services, facilities; AZ Democrat advocate of mental health awareness to prevent gun violence.

AZ's Only Governor of Mexican Descent Receives Award

Dec 11, 2013 The Consular Corps of Arizona gives Raul H. Castro the Global Diplomat Award; "I feel honored," he says.

Tucsonan Helps Philippines Relief Efforts

Dec 11, 2013 Arizonan coordinating emergency medical aid on Leyte Island with Doctors Without Borders.

Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity

Dec 10, 2013 Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.

AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability

Dec 9, 2013 Recently acquiring buffalo grass, artificial turf has been a growing trend to save water, other resources.

UA Biologist Captures Unusual Animal Behavior on Camera

Dec 9, 2013 After scouring endless hours of footage, Pacifica Sommers began to notice something a little odd: a dancing mouse.

UA-Led Research Team Finds New Planet

Dec 9, 2013 Gas giant discovered orbiting around star outside Earth's solar system; relatively young at 13 million years old.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, December 6, 2013

Dec 6, 2013 Discussion of 6,000 child abuse reports un-investigated, other crisis in state's CPS; challenges for Tucson's City Council, TUSD.

AZ Week: Child Abuse Victim Gives Back as Foster Parent

Dec 6, 2013 Daniela Preciado says she sees herself in many of the kids she cares for now that she has reached adulthood.

Siblings Apart For Years, One US Citizen, Other Faces Deportation

Dec 6, 2013 Brother and sister are part of nationwide effort to fix "a broken immigration system;" born to same parents but in different countries.

Siblings Apart For Years, One US Citizen, Other Faces Deportation

Dec 6, 2013 Brother and sister are part of nationwide effort to fix "a broken immigration system;" born to same parents but in different countries.

Arizonan Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers Tragedy

Dec 6, 2013 Lauren Bruner was a 21-year-old USS Arizona crew member when ship was bombed on Pearl Harbor.

City Budget Shortfall in July 2014 Could Be $15M

Dec 5, 2013 Expenses, such as streetcar operations, pension costs, expected to exceed revenues, precise calculations not yet available.

Raising Urban Chickens Interests Tucson Residents

Dec 4, 2013 City has a small but growing community of people who raise chickens in backyards; local school uses them for learning purposes.

Child Advocacy Group: Abuse Prevention Would Help CPS

Dec 4, 2013 Budget cuts to children, family services has fueled huge influx of kids to agency's system, Children Action Alliance director says.

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