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Arizona poverty rates fell in 2015, still among nation’s highest

Arizona saw a “significant” drop in its poverty rate last year, but that rate still hovered well above the national average, according to numbers released Thursday by the Census Bureau.... Read more»

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ASU researcher applauds new FDA rule on antibacterial soaps

ASU researcher Rolf Halden has been warning the Food and Drug Administration of the dangers of ingredients found in antibacterial soaps for more than a decade. His research focuses on how man-made pollutants found in personal care products seep into our natural resources and eventually, our bodies.... Read more»

Report: Nonunion workers lose pay as labor unions lose clout

The steady decline in union membership has had a ripple effect on wages of nonunion workers, costing them a potential $14 to $52 a week in pay, according to a report released this week.... Read more»

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Photos: Arizona nets 3-0 win over Denver in Sun Devil Desert Classic

Arizona defeated Denver on Friday night in Tempe by a score of 3-0. Arizona's goals came from Lexe Selman-Richards, Paige Crouch and Gabi Stoian.... Read more»

Phelps achieves ‘closure’ in Rio, ready to coach at ASU

In winning his 23rd gold medal Saturday night, Michael Phelps put an exclamation point on his historic Olympic swim career. Now he will return home to Arizona, where he will join his coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State University as a volunteer assistant coach.... Read more»1

ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

The remnants of a roughly 4.5 billion-year-old meteor that streaked across the Phoenix sky in early June have been located by scientists from ASU.... Read more»

Global warming, pesticides killing off monarch butterflies

Global warming and pesticide use are disrupting the monarch’s migration patterns through Arizona and destroying milkweeds, the food source for its young. The number of migrating monarchs has dropped by as much as 90 percent in two decades. Should they be declared an endangered species?... Read more»

ASU professor tests 'universal' cancer vaccine

For the past 10 years, a team of researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. That vaccine has passed safety trials and is now moving on to efficacy trials in dogs.... Read more»

FC Tucson bears down to defeat ASU

FC Tucson won the first of two warm-up matches on Saturday night as the team defeated ASU at Kino North Grandstand. The local boys beat the traveling squad from Tempe Normal 3-0.... Read more»

Arizona becoming popular training ground for Olympic hopefuls

A string of athletes from Arizona has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of the state. That has started to change.... Read more»

ASU study may help improve lifespan of honey bees

As honey bee colonies decline, ASU researchers are trying to understand the resilience of the bee colonies that survive through tough living conditions.... Read more»

Tucson, Phx set to increase joint water conservation effort

Tucson and Phoenix water officials used the of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announced plans Tuesday for a more than five-fold increase in the conservation effort between the two cities.... Read more»

ASU police accused of faking crime stats

ASU's Police Department falsifies crime statistics to make the university seem safer than it is, and harassed officers who objected to the "culture of corruption," six officers claim in court. ... Read more»

Sex traffickers are targeting Arizona’s homeless teens and runaways

An estimated 85 percent of the sex market in Tucson is online, according to a report by ASU’s School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking and Demand.... Read more»1

After nation’s deepest higher ed cuts, Az advocates see glimmer of hope

Arizona cut higher education funding deeper than any other state last year, capping a five-year period in which the state led the nation with a 27.3 percent cut from its support for colleges, but the 2017 fiscal budget could see a modest increase.... Read more»1

Making the robo-call: Panel asks how ‘human’ we want robots to be

An ASU professor, a writer, a lawyer and a blogger took part in a panel Wednesday to discuss the future of robotics. ... Read more»

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