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Report: AZ Public Service Shouldn't Change Solar Power Rates

APS wants to change rates by either dropping it down to what commercial solar producers get, or charging residential solar customers a fee between $50, $100.

Feature on how babies learn language. Researchers at the University of Arizona have tested thousands of babies at the Tweety Lab and have discovered children are not necessarily "sponges" soaking up everything they can learn but are actually quite selective.

WIC in Pima County Funded Through October

Federal shutdown isn't affecting the Women, Infant and Children program yet, which reaches more than 300,000 people in AZ per year.

Raytheon Missile Systems

AZ Week: UA Engineers Big Find for Raytheon

Defense contractor hires more from Tucson school than any other in country, spokesman says.

ASU President Michael Crow and UA President Ann Weaver Hart at TREO higher-education forum Sept. 25, 2013.

AZ Week: Higher Ed Adjusting to Talent Needs

Shift to knowledge-based economy of skilled workers, thinkers has universities rethinking their approaches.

Tucson Launches Help Line for Small Businesses

Goal is to aid businesses that want to come to the city, those already here, entrepreneurs, start-ups, program director says.

Possible MX Border Sales Tax Hike May Bring More Shoppers to US

Proposed increase from 11% to 16% in northern, southern Mexican border cities; Tucson's, other border cities 8% rate could attract more tourism to shop.

Green Power Project Hits Roadblock

Proposed power lines in New Mexico would carry wind, solar power in Southwest; held up by proximity to military site.

Arizona Budget puzzle

Latinos Strong in Economic Recovery, Report Suggests

Study finds Latino-owned businesses have doubled in number in a decade to 67,500, with more expansion planned.

More Than 25% of Tucson Population Below Poverty Level

Although figures higher than 2008's 20.9%, percentage stalled since 2011, increasing a mere 0.1%

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

State Revenues Rise, Driven by Construction

Taxes paid by contractors up 18% in first two months of fiscal year; overall income slightly above budget.

AZ Week: US Needs Immigration to Boost Economy

Lawyer who specializes in helping employers get technically skilled foreign workers says reform a must.

AZ Jobless Rate Rises to 8.3%; Job Growth Continues

39,800 jobs added in August; year-over-year job growth rate remains steady at 2%, state officials report.

Sabino Canyon Area Development Approved

High-density housing plan draws neighborhood opposition, but county gives go-ahead.

AZ Among Highest Poverty Levels in Nation, Census Figures Say

Nearly 23% of state's population living 125% below poverty line; 8th highest among all states.

New Federal Law Pushes Back Next Step for Rosemont

It will be efficient Sept 27, meaning mine's impact study won't be available until November.

Do to the change in testing students, success emerged in the Vail School District as they are now the top-rated, multi-school district in the State of Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

AZ Reduces Per Pupil Spending By 17%, Report Says

Okla, Ala only 2 states that decreased such spending much more; however state increased school funding by 1.8%

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