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DACA advocates push for action as clock ticks down on budget deal

As congressional lawmakers were wrangling over a deal Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday budget deadline, about 200 DACA advocates were urging Congress to include protection for “Dreamers” as part of any budget bill.... Read more»

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Arizona education gets low marks on annual report card

Arizona education scrapes the bottom ranks in the nation, receiving a D+ for school funding and the poverty achievement gap in an annual report card released Wednesday.... Read more»

Nonprofits: Arizona needs more foster families for refugee children

They are mostly young boys, orphaned by war and conflict in their home countries who arrive in Arizona with little more than family photographs. Catholic Charities of Arizona has just 21 foster families licensed to care for refugee children.... Read more»

Ducey unveils optimistic 2019 budget with emphasis on school spending

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office released his proposed fiscal 2019 budget on Friday with hopes the state will return to pre-recession spending. His focus: K-12 education.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

RichRod accuser has UA football by the pigskins

The case of Rich Rodriguez's tumbling from his perch atop Wildcat football hits the UA athletics department at the worst possible time, with another scandal that may spin off at least one more.... Read more»

Tim Bee resigns as UA vice president

Tim Bee, a vice president of the University of Arizona and former state legislator, is leaving his post as the UA's VP of Government and Community Relations.... Read more»

Number of Latino business owners on rise in Arizona

The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. And the group has more purchasing power than ever.... Read more»

Judge blocks Arizona from enforcing 'invidious' law against TUSD MAS classes

A federal judge has permanently blocked Arizona from enforcing a controversial 2010 law that targeted TUSD's ethnic studies classes. An August ruling found the law was unconstitutional, and "enacted and enforced with a discriminatory purpose" by state politicians, "motivated by a desire to advance a political agenda by capitalizing on race-based fears."... Read more»

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No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

Photos: Nogales students train as border agents in Explorer Program

Border Patrol work is a complicated affair for Mexican American families, bringing with it questions of allegiance and identity. In BP's Explorer Program, teenagers get a taste of training in border enforcement.... Read more»

Mixed Americans: How multicultural families in Arizona talk about race

Back in 2015, an analysis of Census Bureau data estimated that 14 percent of infants born in the United States were “multiracial or multiethnic,” tripling the share in 1980.... Read more»

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The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

Explainer

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions. It’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help you brush up on your numerical literacy.... Read more»

Column

Are hazing, sexual assault, drinking and unabashed racism inevitable on campus?

Despite horrifying new incidents and a scathing new book on Greek life, college presidents find change elusive.... Read more»

Analysis

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has eliminated the “main studio rule,” which said TV and radio broadcasters had to have local studios, where viewers or listeners could interact with and communicate with the people who were putting their news on the air. ... Read more»

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Election '17: Yes to zoo, no to paying for it (most Tucson thing ever)

Props. 202 and 203 tell Tucsonans one of the frustrating things about ourselves. Yes, we want the zoo animals to have better digs and we approve of the plan. Go do it! No, we won't give you a red cent to pay for it. That may be the most Tucson thing, ever. ... Read more»1

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