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US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

Jun 5, 2014 Story of a teen mom working hard to graduate high school despite getting pregnant at the age of 15.

Grijalva Visits Tucson VA Hospital, Calls It One of Best

Jun 5, 2014 Congressman tours facility to find out what administrators there are doing correctly; says blame for PHX issues should also fall on Congress.

UA Research Aims to Improve Concussion Diagnosis

Jun 5, 2014 Drive for study is to develop tools that can be more sensitive at catching low-grade injury; technology records brain activity along scalp.

Tucson Council OKs $1.25B Budget for 2014-15

Jun 4, 2014 Decrease in revenue led to cuts; audience pleas for restoration of funding in Access TV, business development.

Sunnyside Supt Gets $500K Buyout, Calls It 'Best for Everyone'

Jun 3, 2014 Manuel Isquierdo's last day will be Friday; board names Asst Supt Eugenia Favela as intern head of district.

AZ Sens Help Introduce Bill Addressing VA Issues

Jun 3, 2014 Veterans Choice Act would provide veterans with greater choice and flexibility in health care providers; increase transparency of Veterans Affairs.

Central American Youth Overwhelm Immigration System

Jun 2, 2014 Illegal crossings rise sharply in Texas; teens, younger children being brought to Arizona by federal officers.

UPDATE: Horne Calls Ex-Staffer 'Fabricator'

Jun 2, 2014 Atty. Gen. responds to new campaign accusations; former employee quit earlier this year after going public with alleged violations.

Tucson City Manager Miranda Says He Accomplished His Goals

Jun 2, 2014 Richard Miranda retires after 39 years with the city, 3 years as manager, 10 as police chief.

AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System

May 30, 2014 Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.

Spike in Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended at Border

May 30, 2014 Most Central American youth appearing in Texas trying to cross into US illegally; Arizona feels effects as border region resources drained.

UPDATE: Brewer Signs Child Welfare Overhaul Bills

May 29, 2014 Legislature finalized approval earlier today; legislation creates Dept. of Child Safety, gives it about $827M in funding.

7 Republicans, 1 Democrat File for Gubernatorial Primary

May 28, 2014 2 minor party candidates seek governor's post; filings for 6 other state offices, Congress, Legislature.

Study: Immigration at Young Age for Latinos May Increase Addiction

May 28, 2014 Previous research had showed immigrants tend to have lower rates of alcohol and drug problems than people born in U.S.

Arrival of 8th Streetcar Marks Fleet Completion

May 28, 2014 Scheduled to open doors to passengers July 25; more testings from UA to downtown Tucson underway until then.

CPS Special Legislative Session Begins

May 27, 2014 House Speaker Andy Tobin told his chamber he expects committee votes on the proposals Wednesday and final votes Thursday.

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