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Biz groups come out against Strong Start Tucson education initiative

A coalition of business groups has launched an effort to derail Prop. 204, a sales-tax initiative that would direct $50 million yearly to early childhood education in Tucson. Proponents say it's a necessary investment, but opponents say the measure lacks oversight, with some calling it a "voucher" system.... Read more»4

Latino Caucus legislative goals include education, economy, reforming CPS

While addressing issues such as education, the economy and reforming Child Protective Services, lawmakers need to focus more on Arizona’s growing Hispanic population, the head of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus says. “The voters in our communities deserve better,” said Sen. Anna Tovar.... Read more»

Az’s minorities continued slow but steady growth in 2012

Arizona’s Hispanics made up just over 30 percent of the overall state population for the first time in 2012, as the state’s minorities continued their steady growth, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: TUSD superintendent candidates down to one

Interviews with TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Tucson developer Richard Studwell, and Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.... Read more»

Number of deferred action applications on the decline

After peaking in September, applications for deferred action have dropped off dramatically. Immigration attorneys think most eligible undocumented immigrants are in a wait-and-see mode amid the federal immigration reform debate.... Read more»