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Arizona ‘Dreamers’ find it hard to afford college after in-state tuition blocked

Dreamers struggle to adjust to higher tuition costs at public universities and community colleges as sticker shock takes affect. ... Read more»

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Proposition 100

Voter registration deadline at midnight

If you're inclined to vote in the May 18 special election on the proposed sales tax, make sure you're registered by midnight Monday.... Read more»2

Unemployment

Tucson job fair set for Saturday

Area job seekers will have a chance to meet with local firms and employment agencies at a job fair on Saturday.... Read more»

Transportation

Volcano ash cloud shuts down Europe

About 8,000 flights in Europe were canceled on Thursday and about 16,000 were expected to be grounded Friday — well over half the number normally criss-crossing the continent.... Read more»

Local efforts help stave off state park closures

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure.... Read more»

2,000 rally downtown for Tax Day Tea Party

The Tucson Tea Party held a Tax Day rally Thursday at Tucson's El Presidio Park, which drew 2,000 at its peak. The right-wing group invited Tucsonans to "protest a government out of control."... Read more»3

Comic: Taxation

Tea Party Patriots, Marrakesh Chapter

Ah, to live in a world without taxes ... and police, and fire services, and garbage collection, and street lights, and municipal water and sewage ... and so on.... Read more»

Teaching Twitter in Havana

As an educational institution, Cuba’s Blogger Academy suffers from a few notable deficiencies. It doesn’t grant an accredited degree, its single, cramped classroom isn’t hooked up to the internet. Then there’s the possibility that the next knock on the door might be the police.... Read more»

University of Arizona

Furloughs for UA employees next year

University of Arizona president Robert Shelton issued a memo Wednesday ordering furloughs for employees making more than $40,000.... Read more»

Border violence

U.S. drug demand fuels chaos in Mexico, says Juárez mayor

Though he is hopeful conditions in his city will improve, Juarez's mayor said the drug trafficking at the root of Mexico's problems will continue as long as the U.S. maintains its insatiable appetite for narcotics.... Read more»

Marana to hold town, school budget info meetings

Marana officials will hold two community meetings to present information on the budget crisis.... Read more»

Transparency in gov't spending pushed

Arizona gets an "F" when it comes to helping taxpayers see where and how their money is being spent, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.... Read more»

Oil & politics

The political hydraulics of OPEC

Iraq and Iran vie to best Saudi as the world's leading producer of oil and it's China that looms as final arbiter.... Read more»

Tucsonans give $2.65 million to UA athletics

Tucsonans Cole and Jeannie Davis will give the University of Arizona men's basketball program a $2.65 million dollar gift to help pay for the renovation of the locker rooms at McKale Center and build a strength center at Richard Jefferson Gymnasium.... Read more»

Senate committee: WaMu bank execs aware of rampant fraud

A Senate committee Tuesday will present evidence that in the case of Washington Mutual Bank, the largest bank failure in history, executives knew about the fraud - and in some cases failed to take much corrective action.... Read more»

Tucson arts groups advised to increase private funding

Michael W. Kaiser, president of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts told Tucson arts leaders Monday that groups that all arts nonprofits, and particularly ethnically diverse groups, need to increase private funding.... Read more»

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