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Liz Barker Alvarez, First Things First’s senior director of communications, said the Quality First website is designed to help parents make informed decisions about preschools and child care providers.

Calling the choice of a child care provider or preschool an overwhelming but vital decision, First Things First has launched a website guiding Arizona parents toward the right option for them. Read more»

'I love to promote with our students how many doors being bilingual is going to open for them,' said Jose Olivas, principal of Roskruge and a bilingual educator for 25 years.

Despite past political pressure for an English-only Arizona, bilingual educators say their students have advantages over those who speak just one language. Read more»

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A sign for a medical marijuana clinic in West Hollywood, Calif.

Proposition 203, which would legalize the medical use of marijuana in Arizona, was on track to pass Friday after provisional ballots counted by Maricopa County pushed the “yes” vote into a commanding lead. Read more» 2

The latest vote counts released by the State of Arizona show Proposition 203, the medical marijuana initiative, passing by 4,400 votes. The "yes" votes on Proposition 112, relating to initiative filing deadlines, are ahead by only 43 votes. Read more»

A ballot measure allowing medical marijuana was still too close to call Wednesday. Unofficial returns showed Proposition 203 trailing by a narrow margin. Read more»

Sen. John McCain spoke out Wednesday against a ballot measure that would permit the use of medical marijuana in Arizona. Read more»

With a week to go before California voters decide whether or not to legalize marijuana, billionaire investor George Soros donated $1 million in support of the effort. Read more»