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More On Arizona Week from Apr 2014

AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money

Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.

Apr 18, 2014
TUSD children in classroom

AZ Week: District Charter Schools Struggle with Unstable Funds

Gov. Jan Brewer had asked for $33 million to fund public school district sponsored charter schools; state Legislature came up with about 75% of that.

Apr 11, 2014

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

Apr 4, 2014

AZ Week: Once Ground Zero, Border Sees Improvements

Number of apprehensions, drug seizures getting better with more agents, infrastructure in area, BP agents say.

Mar 28, 2014

AZ Week: Yuma Unemployment Rate High, Some Say Not Accurate

Economic, labor, tourism experts in area argue city's opportunities are growing despite 'unflattering' stats that may stem from having various seasonal work industries.

Mar 21, 2014

AZ Week: El Rio Feels Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Since law was established, the community health center has helped patients apply for and enroll in affordable care.

Mar 14, 2014

AZ Week: Forced to Cut $5M, Sunnyside Makes Changes

After a failed budget override last Nov. school district has cut dozens of jobs including in its art, music programs; came up with plan to still offer these courses to its students.

Mar 14, 2014

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis

Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans.

Mar 7, 2014

AZ Week: 'SB 1062 Slap in Face to Many Arizonans'

Painfully ironic to have this type of legislation introduced on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act, says founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy .

Feb 28, 2014
Protest of sb 1062

AZ Week: Opposing Sides Debate Good, Bad of Vetoed SB 1062

Supporter says bill could have 'helped gay community;' opponent says it would hurt state's reputation.

Feb 28, 2014

AZ Week: Barber at Forefront of A-10 Preservation

There are proposed budget cuts to the Air Force A-10 fighter program; bipartisan group of Congress aims to prevent that from happening.

Feb 21, 2014

AZ Week: Sides Weigh in on Bighorn Sheep Controversy

Efforts to return species to Santa Catalinas has wide opposition after lions kill sheep, game agents kill lions.

Feb 14, 2014
University of Arizona students attend lecture

AZ Week: Students Need Tuition Freeze, ASUA President Says

Morgan Abraham says he hopes state Legislature will fund public universities properly for success of proposal.

Feb 7, 2014

AZ Week: More State Money Key for Stable Tuitions, ABOR Says

ABOR president weighs in on possibilities for Brewer's proposed plan to freeze public university in-state tuition for 4 years it takes to get degree.

Feb 7, 2014
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 Week: Brewer, State Helping Education Funds? Split Opinions

Arizona legislators, educators discuss Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal for extra money; Brewer's plans for "student success funding."

Jan 31, 2014
Border Fence patrol

AZ Week: Is Border Secure? BP Agent Says No, Getting There

Secretary of Homeland Security visited Arizona earlier this week; Border Patrol agent discusses strategies to improve safety in area.

Jan 24, 2014

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