Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has declared the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program is illegal, citing an audit of the program his office commissioned earlier this year.Read More »
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to spend much of her birthday working on her rehab regimen.Read More »
More than 100 students in the Tucson Unified School District can walk the graduation line this week, despite not passing portions of the state-required Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards exam known as AIMS.Read More »
The Pima County Dem Party taunted Tucson's Republican city council candidates in a press release yesterday afternoon, taking swipes at Pearce and Antenori in the process.Read More »
Andy Tobin is gregarious, fiery, funny and, above all else, loyal to the core — attributes that all led to his ascension to speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives late last month.
Now, Tobin has been chosen by his caucus as speaker of the House, following the departure of former Speaker Kirk Adams.
The Department of Homeland Security has notified more than 30 cities across the country – including Tucson, Ariz. – that they are losing anti-terror funding from the federal government.Read More »
The Tucson Unified School District superintendent wants to bring the anxiety level down and begin civil discussions over ethnic studies.Read More »
Harold Bell Wright is not a name that trips lightly from contemporary tongues. Yet, there was a time when this prolific novelist was among the nation’s best-selling and highest-paid authors.Read More »
The January shooting in Tucson, which occurred just two days before the 2011 legislative session began, inspired soul searching among rattled and emotional lawmakers, who pledged a new era of civility across the partisan divide. Others vowed drastic changes to Arizona’s laws on guns and mental health in response to a mass shooting carried out by a man with documented-but-untreated mental health problems.
But while some lawmakers say the lessons of Jan. 8 stayed with them through sine die, most have seen few changes.
An NBC affiliate in Tucson says it won't air an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: LA" in prime time because the show closely mirrors the January shooting rampage in the city.Read More »