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Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

A recent study identified Phoenix as a “hotspot” for potential disease outbreak because of the high rate of parents who opt out of vaccinating their children.... Read more»

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Experts: Don’t look to monsoon for relief any time soon

What’s a monsoon without rain? Trouble, according to experts. With Arizona in the grip of a years-long drought, conditions are ripe for spawning intense wildfires and haboobs from the high winds and lightning that typically form the early part of annual rainy season, which begins next week.... Read more»2

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UA Pres. Robbins gets $75,000 participation trophy

Robbins is still in Act One of his tenure and has not yet earned a 12-percent raise — he's already among the 10 highest-paid public university presidents. Even so, he just got one. And probably a free house, too.... Read more»

‘Chain migration’: The definitions, history & faces behind family-based immigration

“Chain migration,” “family reunification” and “family-based immigration” are three terms used to describe the same thing: migrating to the United States and gaining lawful permanent residency through an immediate relative who lives here legally.... Read more»

GOP Legislature sending $7.5M to UA, ASU 'freedom schools' despite millions yet unspent

In the face of teacher walkouts that have forced the closure of hundreds of public schools and displaced more than 800,000 students in a fight over funding for K-12 education, Arizona lawmakers are speeding toward passage of a budget that will provide $7.5 million to two state universities for so-called "freedom schools" designed to teach conservative values.... Read more»

Az Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for DACA students

The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that DACA recipients no longer will be eligible for in-state tuition, saying state and federal laws prohibit it.... Read more»

20 years after ASU career ended, Tillman legacy endures

Twenty years ago today, Pat Tillman walked off a field in El Paso representing ASU football for the last time. No one knew how the next 6½ years would unfold, that he would become a symbol of perseverance, of selflessness, of bravery, and, ultimately, of sacrifice.... Read more»

Az expert tells panel Equifax breach could be worse than thought

A Senate committee Wednesday chastised the former head of Equifax for a data breach that exposed financial data of as many as 143 million Americans to hackers – a number that one Arizona expert said could be even higher.... Read more»

As border wall prototype construction starts, one Arizona geographer speaks up

President Trump's border wall “would basically be just this massive project for no real apparent reasons other than political expediency and this whole political performance,” said ASU geographer Scott Warren, who lives in Ajo.... Read more»

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Brnovich goes full class-warrior crazy on tuition

AG Brnovich follows the tired conservative trope that helping the poor is bad for society and tuition assistance unfairly helps helps the losers. The serfs need to learn their place, is his not-so-subtle subtext.... Read more»

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Stuff costs money: Tuition suit could stiff Az's whole university system

Arizona's conservatives have blown up the collectivist model of tax funding in favor of a user-pays model for higher education. Now they don't want the user to pay, either. Ideology comes with a cost because eventually it escapes the court of public opinion – or the court of law – and runs headlong into reality.... Read more»

Az universities and colleges react to DACA

Universities and colleges across Arizona sent statements to reassure their students.... Read more»5

Az 'Hyperloop' team doesn’t win international competition, but vows to continue

Dozens of students from several Arizona universities spent the weekend in Hawthorne, California, competing at the SpaceX headquarters to build a high-speed transportation pod.... Read more»

Phoenix leaders pledge to keep Trump rally safe

Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters expected to clog downtown Phoenix.... Read more»

Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rate

Less than one out of three students in Arizona in 2013 earned a four-year degree in six years or less, according to a 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Education. ... Read more»

State funds to address unmet ‘time bomb’ maintenance needs for UA

When the Great Recession hit, Arizona’s university budgets were slashed. With a billion-dollar infrastructure plan in the pipeline, the University of Arizona has committed nearly half of its portion to address the maintenance needs that were pushed off for the past decade, and that started causing problems already.... Read more»

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