More red light cameras; School closings and funding; Tombstone census

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More red light running cameras are coming to Tucson. Tuesday the city council voted unanimously to expand photo enforcement to four more intersections throughout the city. Tucson police say they will launch a media campaign to educate the city about the new cameras.

Meanwhile, a proposal recommended by Council Member Steve Kozachik to add one more second to the yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras failed.


Tucson's largest school district is closing five elementary schools to help make up a projected $28.6-Million deficit next year.


Education was front and center at the State Capitol Tuesday. The Arizona senate is considering two education bills already passed by the house. One bill would establish new requirements for tax breaks on donations to private school tuition funds. The other would require the state to adopt new retention requirements for third-grade students.


Three of Tucson's toughest charter schools will share part of $4.69-Million dollars in state grant money. Designed to help them expand and build more campuses.

The Basis School, Sonoran Science Academy and Presidio School were selected due to their rigorous academic standards and more challenging curricula.

Each charter is eligible for up to $230-Thousand per year for three years.


U.S. census workers will hit the streets Saturday, looking for people who didn't mail in their questionnaires. Census officials put national participation at 72% so far, 67% in Arizona.

And the city of Tombstone plans to celebrate its remarkable 86% mail-in rate and head-to-head win over Deadwood, South Dakota in a census contest.