Washington, DC - Today, the Department of Justice recognized Detective Kevin Rivers of the Gila River Police Department and Special Agent Sherry C. Rice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the Federal Service Award during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. This honor is awarded to federal agency personnel whose work affects victims of federal, tribal, or military crimes or promotes victims’ rights and services nationally and internationally.

Tucson, Arizona - On Saturday April 14, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) Southern Arizona will host the 2018 Candlelight Vigil. Each year MADD provides a voice for the victims and families impacted by impaired driving at its annual candlelight vigil. The vigil provides a forum for the bereaved, injured crash survivors, and their caregivers to reflect, share, and get comfort.

Tucson, Arizona - The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for its success in the enrollment of Hispanic students and in providing educational opportunities to them. The HSI designation opens new opportunities to boost supplemental grants and student support services, as well as additional benefits to the UA for research collaborations and partnerships.

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of the State in the Maricopa County Community College in-state tuition case. In a 7-0 decision, the Court agreed with a previous 3-0 Court of Appeals decision that existing federal and state law do not allow Maricopa County Community College District to grant in-state tuition benefits to DACA recipients.

Tucson, Arizona - Walking through the chaparral one day back when he was in high school, Stephen L. Buchmann heard a faint buzzing sound and looked down to see a bumble bee perched on a nightshade plant. Thinking bees buzzed only while in flight, he wondered why it was buzzing while sitting on a flower. Fascinated, he bent down to get a better look. And he has been fascinated ever since.