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For Teacher Appreciation Week, Let's Vow to Invest, Reward, and Respect Teachers

Colleen M. Niccum | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Colleen M. Niccum

As we commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a good time to reflect: if we depend on teachers to develop the future workforce and help turn our children into productive members of society, what can we do about this problem?

MAC and Crowdfunding Turn Vision into Reality for Local Small Businesses in Tucson, AZ

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

In Tucson, Arizona, the Women's Business Center (WBC) at the MicroBusiness Advancement Center (MAC) helps start-ups solidify their business plans th...

Breathing in Our Dead and the Spirit of Immigration Reform

Roberto Lovato | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Two weeks after I visited Tucson, the smell in the freezer inspires the will to peace, the necessary will to end the war -- in this case, the war on immigrants.

Civil Unions in Tucson

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the City Council of Tucson, Ariz., approved an ordinance allowing same-sex couples to register for civil unions in a unanimous 6-0 vote, making the city the second in the state to pass this historic decision.

John McCain Gets Unexpected Surprise

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) arrived on Thursday night for a town hall. He left with a show of great appreciation from survivors of the Jan. 2011 Tucson...

Isabel Celis' Mom Sticks Up For Husband Who's Cut Off From Other Kids

Posted 05.24.2012 | Crime

The mother of a missing Arizona girl is defending her husband as "a great father" even though authorities have barred him from seeing their two other ...

Police Search Water For Missing 6-Year-Old Girl

AP | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. — Police in Tucson, Ariz., say they're checking bodies of water near the home of a missing 6-year-old girl for any signs of her. ...

TIMELINE: The Isabel Mercedes Celis Case

Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

Police in Arizona are searching for Isabel Mercedes Celis, who went missing from her parents' Tuscon home sometime in the early morning of April 21. P...

Police Reduce Search For Isabel Celis: 'That Doesn't Mean We're Giving Up Hope'

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. — Police are scaling back search efforts for a 6-year-old girl who was last seen Friday night when she was getting ready for bed in he...

Missing Girl's Family Breaks Silence And Vows To 'Never Give Up Finding Her'

AP | TERRY TANG AND TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.24.2012 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The family of an Arizona girl who went missing from her bedroom over the weekend said they will never give up looking for the 6-...

Anger Reignited Over Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

PHOENIX -- An Arizona school district's decision to oust the director of a dismantled Mexican-American studies program and a recent segment on a TV co...

Tucson School Walk Outs Grow: Protest School District's Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District's spiral into disarray, hundreds of students have walked out of their Tucson schools today in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district's acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.

Arizona Schools' Ethnic Studies Program Ruled Illegal

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that a Tucson school district's ethnic studies program violates state law, agreeing with the find...

Hacker Admits Interrupting Super Bowl With Porn

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

TUCSON, Ariz. -- An Arizona man admitted in court Thursday that he used a computer to interrupt a Tucson-area telecast of the 2009 Super Bowl with a 3...

Dust Storm Causes Pileup On Arizona Interstate

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

PICACHO, Ariz. -- Authorities have closed a portion of Interstate 10 northwest of Tucson, Ariz., after a dust storm led to a multi-vehicle pileup. Wi...

Judge: Jared Loughner Can Be Made Mentally Fit To Stand Trial

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage can eventually be made mentally fit to stand trial. U.S. D...

Forcible Medication Of Jared Loughner May Continue, Federal Judge Rules

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ruled Friday that prison doctors may continue to forcibly medicate the man accused in the deadly Arizona shooting ra...

Jared Loughner Can Be Forcibly Medicated, Says Judge

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Tucson shooting rampage suspect can be forced to continue taking anti-psychotic drugs, reje...

Healing In Tucson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

The residents of Tucson Arizona watched the memorial service held on the University of Arizona campus in honor of those killed and wounded in the mass shooting of January 8th. Over 23,000 of us sat in the McKale Memorial Center or in Memorial Stadium next door and shared our grief with our neighbors.

David Frum Tries to Blame Pot for Tucson Shooting: What Is He Smoking?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Wellington Ennis

When a prominent columnist with decades of experience so rashly tries to deflect public attention from a staggering tragedy toward a scape goat, what you're smelling is his credibility going up in smoke.

20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In America: Ranks The Best Cities To Ride In (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver released its definitive list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. this week. The study surveyed only cities with 100,000 citizen...

Arizona Immigration Law: City Of Tucson Joins Police Officer's Lawsuit Against Enforcement

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — The city of Tucson has joined a lawsuit by one of its police officers to block Arizona's immigration enforcement law. The suit ...

2009 Marks the Deadliest Year for Crossing Arizona/Mexico Border

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

For those of us who live in Tucson, Arizona the story goes beyond economics and becomes one of survival, as desperate men, women and children die in the desert we call home.

Freedom Comm. Discloses Buyer For Arizona Paper

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Freedom Communications said Wednesday that it has finalized an agreement to sell the East Valley Tribune in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa to a com...

Report: Reno highest in construction job losses

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A new report shows Nevada's Reno-Sparks region is the nation's hardest hit area when it comes to construction jobs lost in the recession.

The report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America ranks the metropolitan area 337th based on the percentage of construction jobs gained or lost in the past year.

From August 2008 to August 2009, Reno lost 35 percent of its construction work force.

The area of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., did only slightly better, followed by Tucson, Ariz., Wenatchee, Wash., and Redding, Calif.

On the other end of the spectrum, construction employment in Columbus, Ind., grew 14 percent. Other spots that improved include Anderson, Ind., Tulsa, Okla., Longview, Wash., and Baton Rouge, La.