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Arizona ranks close to national average in census participation

Arizona ranks right around the national average so far when it comes to residents mailing back their 2010 census forms, but average isn't good enough with federal dollars and congressional representation at stake, officials said Wednesday.... Read more»0

Parents group presents education scorecard for Az lawmakers

The Arizona Education Network, a parents group, released a scorecard Wednesday rating lawmakers for their votes on funding education during 2009. The results: 40 of 90 state lawmakers voted against public education in the group’s estimation 100 percent of the time. All of them are Republicans.... Read more»0

Arizona State Parks

Senate OKs bill to allow local gov'ts, businesses state parks

The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow local governments, private companies and American Indian tribes to temporarily take over operations and management of state parks.... Read more»0

Environment

Lawmaker: Az’s bald eagles need additional protection

Bald eagles need additional protection, especially preservation of their habitat, to survive in Arizona, a state lawmaker contends. "If we don't do something to protect their habitat, they will face extinction," said Rep. Ed Ableser.... Read more»0