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John Huppenthal, state superintendent of public instruction, is running for re-election this November.

State Schools Chief Offers Assistance to Sunnyside

Top education official says he can mediate contentious district issues to enable education focus.

Sep 25, 2013

New "Freedom to Marry" Campaign Launches

Coalition of civil rights organizations; year-long education effort planned, then possible ballot measure.

Sep 18, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer shows off her 7-page Medicaid expansion bill at March 12, 2013 state Capitol rally.

Lawsuit: AZ Medicaid Expansion Unconstitutional

Goldwater Institute files on behalf of 36 Republican state lawmakers, says tax to fund expansion violates AZ Constitution.

Sep 12, 2013

Effort to Defeat Medicaid Expansion Fails

Committee falls 5,000 signatures short of minimum needed for issue to go on next year's ballot.

Sep 11, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan painting with Simone Ufondu, 11, at Dodge Middle School.

US Secretary of Education Visits Tucson Schools

Arne Duncan tours bus depot and high-tech classroom as part of four-state bus journey through Southwest.

Sep 11, 2013
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Election Law Challengers File Their Petitions

If enough signatures are validated, GOP push for changes to early voting, other issues will be put on hold.

Sep 11, 2013
Marijuana's mystique has helped bring it into the mainstream--and put it squarely at the center of an enduring controversy.

Marijuana Legalization Group Plans to Target AZ Next

Same organization that aided successful effort to legalize the drug in CO hopes to use same method here.

Sep 9, 2013

Grijalva Says No Child Left Behind Has Been Unsuccessful

US rep. held education town hall Tuesday, expressed program hasn't helped close achievement gap.

Aug 28, 2013
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Epilepsy Rates in Hispanics Lower Along the AZ-Sonora Border

Recent study shows more Caucasians suffer from neurological disorder; results differ in non-border cities.

Aug 20, 2013

2 of 3 Tucson Council Races Contested

All incumbents in running, 2 opposed; 2 initiatives for voters in November

Aug 15, 2013
St. Gregory College Preparatory School is installing one of the largest solar energy systems in a Tucson school, producing 140 kilowatts of electricity.

Arizona Universities Praised for Green Efforts

State schools receive high ranks in recent list of environmentally friendly colleges; UA highest of the three.

Aug 14, 2013
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild listens as Larry Lucero, president of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, talks about the pair's recent trip to Mexico to strengthen economic ties between Arizona and Sonora.

Tucson Wants Improved Economic Ties with Mexico

Mayor says recent trip south of border with AZ business leaders further opened eyes and minds to potential.

Aug 5, 2013
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Health Care Marketplaces Begin Enrollment in Fall

White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Aug 2, 2013
Saguaros flourish in the Sonoran Desert

Suspect Charged in Saguaro National Park Vandalism

16-year-old boy alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on 11 saguaros, other spots in May.

Jul 31, 2013
Phyllis Brodsky, Program Coordinator for Project FOCUS, discusses the pilot program at the University of Arizona that helps young adults with intellectual disabilities experience college life.

College Student Poverty Rate Higher Than Average

Census Bureau says in AZ, 46.9% of those not living with relatives are below federal threshold.

Jul 30, 2013

Testing for Common Core Standards May Double Cost

Multiple-choice AIMS ends next year; replacement exam will measure right answer and how students get to it.

Jul 26, 2013

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