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ASU Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program still going strong

The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program at ASU is still going strong more than a year after Arizona passed a ban on affirmative action.... Read more»1

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Affirmative action ban changes little on Az’s campuses

It's been more than a year since Arizona voters banned preferential treatment in state services based on race, ethnicity and gender – but little has changed on the state's university campuses.... Read more»0

Defense, Homeland Security grilled on border policies

Pentagon and Homeland Security officials assured a House subcommittee Tuesday that they can continue border security despite a reduction in the National Guard.... Read more»0

Report: Az Latinos still lag in college degrees

Arizona did a better job of getting Latino students through college than other states, but still lagged when it came to the number of Latino adults with college degrees compared to all adults, a new report said... Read more»0

State gets go-ahead for more Medicaid changes

The federal government Friday approved a handful of changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program that state officials said could help extend health coverage to more than 20,000 low-income children.... Read more»0

Group claims racial bias in handling of foreclosed homes

Banks are neglecting foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods compared to those in white communities, according to a housing advocacy group.... Read more»1

Pima fares better than most in county health rankings

Arizona continued to fall well short of national averages on a range of health indicators, from diets to teen birth rates, according to a national health report.... Read more»0

Maricopa residents came from far and wide, left for farther and wider

Maricopa County led the nation in the number of counties its new residents came from and the number of counties its former residents moved to. For several years, Maricopa led the nation in growth and experts said a sour economy could have sent people back to their previous hometowns.... Read more»0

Az’s position clear as high court weighs health care reform

Arizona is the only state to adopt both a constitutional amendment and state law saying its residents cannot be forced to participate in a health care system.... Read more»0

Housing

Affordable rents rare for Az's poor

There is a growing shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. The situation is even more severe in Arizona, which is the second-worst state in the country when it comes to affordable and available rental housing for “extremely low income” households.... Read more»0

Az has one of lowest rates of tobacco use by young

Arizona is one of the better states in the nation when it comes to preventing tobacco use among 12- to 25-year-olds, according to a report released Thursday by the Surgeon General.... Read more»0

Appeals court overturns embezzlement convictions of former Renzi associate

A federal appeals panel Monday overturned the embezzlement convictions of an associate of former Rep. Rick Renzi, the Arizona congressman indicted in 2008 on 48 counts of fraud, conspiracy and other charges.... Read more»0

Az schools request No Child Left Behind waiver

Arizona officials have asked to replace federal standards under the No Child Left Behind act with state-level student performance standards and a school accountability system they say will be more efficient.... Read more»0

Dems: Brewer’s support proves Romney is immigration extremist

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wasted no time Monday using Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s “extreme” immigration positions.... Read more»0

Panel OKs Franks' bill to ban abortions based on race, gender

A House committee Thursday approved a bill to ban abortions based on the gender or race of the child, a practice that Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called one of the greatest threats to civil rights in the country.... Read more»0

Kyl urges doctors to fight Medicare cuts

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., urged doctors at an American Medical Association conference Tuesday to take their fight against looming cuts in physicians’ Medicare reimbursements to their elected officials in Congress.... Read more»0

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