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A federal appeals court said Friday that a man who wrongly spent three years in an Arizona prison cannot recover damages from the state. Read more» 1

No state west of Lake Erie narrowed the achievement gap in reading between its higher- and lower-income students since 2009 more than Arizona. But whichever income category or grade the students were in, Arizona’s reading scores still ranked among the 10 worst in the country. Read more»

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more»

Arizona is the only state that expects to cover fewer people under its Medicaid program in 2012 than it did in 2011, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more»

Resolution Coppper Co. would give the federal government more than 5,300 acres in several areas of southeast Arizona in exchange for more than 2,400 acres it wants to mine near Superior, in Pinal County.

The House voted Wednesday to swap more than 2,400 acres of copper-rich federal land in Pinal County with a mining company, Resolution Copper, that plans to develop the third-largest undeveloped copper resource in the world. Read more»

The Obama administration has identified 256 federal properties in Arizona deemed 'excess' and targeted for sale, disposal or demolition. It is part of a year-old program aimed at cutting government waste that has identified almost 14,000 excess properties nationwide.

As if Arizona didn’t have enough surplus property, the federal government said it wants to add more. The Obama administration last week announced 2,311 federal properties – including 94 in Arizona – that it has deemed “excess,” or not worth their value. Read more»

More than 14,000 low-income childless adults in Arizona lost state-provided health coverage last month, the biggest drop since the state froze enrollment in the health coverage program in July. Read more»

The federal government Friday approved limited benefit changes in Arizona’s Medicaid program, but rejected $52 million in savings that state officials said budget shortfalls had forced them to propose. Read more»

The federal government Friday approved limited benefit changes in Arizona’s Medicaid program, but rejected $52 million in savings that state officials said budget shortfalls had forced them to propose. Read more»

A subdivision in Kingman, Ariz. is seen in December 2010. Before the real estate bust and economic downturn, Kingman and nearby Golden Valley saw a construction boom.

The Census Bureau on Thursday confirmed what many Arizonans already knew: Over the last decade, the state built too many houses and didn’t fill enough of them. Read more»

The Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to consider whether an Arizona sex offender has a right to effective counsel, not only at trial but in subsequent challenges of his conviction as well. Read more»

Medicaid as you know it in the state of Arizona is on the way out and a deeply cut version of the program could be in place within a matter of weeks.The state is negotiating with federal officials on a scaled-back program that state officials say is needed because of Arizona’s financial straits. Read more»

The Census Bureau has lowered its estimate of same–sex–couple households in Arizona from 20,948 to 15,143 in 2010, part of a nationwide readjustment of the statistic released Tuesday. Read more» 2

Children were less likely to have health insurance in Arizona than in any state except Texas or Nevada, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Read more»

Arizona’s college-bound students continued to score higher than the national average on all sections of the SAT, according to a College Board report released Wednesday. Read more»

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