NewsNet 05-5-15

TUITION GOING UP AT ARIZONA'S UNIVERSITIES - The Arizona Board of Regents yesterday approved tuition hikes at the state’s three universities. The plan will increase costs 4.4 percent for incoming students at the University of Arizona who participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Program, raising their costs to $10,390 a year ($11,403 with mandatory fees). Current students in the program will be unaffected. UA students who are not participating in the guarantee will see costs increase by 2.8 percent, to $10,872. Non-resident tuition and fees also are going up. Read more from Arizona Capitol Media Services via the Arizona Daily Star.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT TUCSON'S CRIME LAB - When a crime is committed, a puzzle begins for the Tucson Police Department to find out who is responsible. To collect and analyze the puzzle pieces, it takes a well-trained group of crime scene specialists and analysts. KGUN9 recently went behind the scenes to show the work being done at the Crime Scene Unit and Crime Laboratory

CATCH UP ON CITY NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED - Reid Park Zoo makes plans for future growth; Grant Road gets a much needed makeover; and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department offers some hot summer deals. Those stories are featured in this month's edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.

TUCSON POLICE PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DISCOURAGE DISTRACTED DRIVING - The Tucson Police Department is supporting a nationwide effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to alert drivers to the dangers of distracted driving. "There is not a text, tweet, Facebook post or email that is worth your life or the lives of those who share the road with you," is the message of the campaign. See a short video at the Tucson Police Department Facebook page.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT PROJECT MANAGER - The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Project Manager in the Planning Section of TDOT. The successful candidate will act as the TDOT single point of contact with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for all Federal Highway Administration-funded projects. Among other things, the position manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasts timelines and project parameters, reviews and approves plans and documents, devises solutions to problems, deploys resources, ensures projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget timeframes, studies and approves agreements, disburses payments, and conducts and attends meetings with associated parties. The deadline to apply is May 18.