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Former teacher Banks announces candidacy for Arizona superintendent race

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paradise Valley Independent Former educator, Stacie Gladden Banks of Phoenix, has announced her candidacy for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming November 2018 general election. A former educator who grew up in Buckeye, Ms. Banks is running an independent campaign for superintendent because she believes it is time to put education above […]

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Tucson City Council to consider legal action over University of Arizona dorm plan

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star The Tucson City Council will consider whether to sue the University of Arizona over a proposed 1,000-bed dorm north of campus. The council was meet behind closed doors Tuesday, May 23, to discuss the matter with city attorneys. At issue is whether the city believes the university has […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 23, 2017: United Utah founders say other parties are too extreme.

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

New centrist party forms in Utah to attract disaffected Republicans, Democrats Effort to repeal Obamacare tests Colorado’s Cory Gardner Should Santa Fe’s mayor get paid like a CEO or not? State senator to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit University of California‘s 138-year-old autonomy North Las Vegas lawmaker wants ban on for-profit prisons

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Ducey signs tax break, vetoes student journalists freedom of the press

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey tied a bow on the 2017 legislative session, signing a final 27 bills into law and vetoing six on the final day for him to act on proposals passed by the Legislature. He started the bill-signing flurry with his signature on a $1 billion university-bonding […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 22, 2017: Huntsman merger chemical industry is seeing more consolidation.

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Transportation  /  No Comments

Utah: Huntsman Corp. to merge with Swiss rival Clariant to create a chemical giant New Mexico: School districts, families sue state over education funding After years of planning, California likely to roll out earthquake early warning system next year, scientists say The sun could soon shine again on rooftop solar in Nevada Diesel drivers who […]

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Another student-housing project about to rise in Tucson

Posted by   /  May 21, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Construction is set to begin this summer on The Mark at Tucson, which will have 154 units and a five-story parking deck. After much success with its first student-housing community, a national developer is preparing to erect its second in Tucson. Construction is set to begin this summer […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 20, 2017: Best and worst unemployment rates in two neighboring states

Posted by   /  May 20, 2017  /  Economy, Education, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

Colorado’s dropping unemployment rate plunges into uncharted waters New Mexico has nation’s worst unemployment rate — again Nevada: Developer hopes to write new chapter for Laughlin Bay Marina Utah school-trust lands agency wants millions more for hunting access California: Common-area property belongs to everyone. Board members can’t take it for themselves   Unemployment office sign […]

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Kyrene may sell or lease district headquarters site

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak, Ahwatukee Foothills News Kyrene Schools’ governing board is studying the possible sale or other profitable use of two large tracts of land that include the Tempe site of the district headquarters and a much larger tract in Ahwatukee along the I-10 corridor. Former longtime Kyrene board member Ross Robb, who owns a […]

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Developer buys Mesa’s Fiesta Mall, plans makeover into health, education campus

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Education, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Sold for $6.72 million By Jessica Boehm and Catherine Reagor | The Republic Buyers plan to invest $30 million in nearly vacant mall after purchasing it for $6.72 million Fiesta Mall in Mesa, once a giant in the southeast Valley shopping scene, has been sold to a duo of developers who plan to transform the […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 18, 2017: “Shame on you, Janet Napolitano,” protesters shouted

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

California: UC regents meeting disrupted by protests over state audit finding of undisclosed surplus Utah: New DUI law bans new immigrants from driving after even a drop of alcohol Nevada AG tells lawmakers he never pressured Gaming Control Board Public Service Co. of New Mexico executive compensation: $8.66 million Denver home tour showcases modern architecture […]

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