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State Senate kills effort to kill Common Core

State Senate kills effort to kill Common Core

A bill to repeal the controversial academic standards fails 16-13.

March 30, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Opinions on governor's vetos on bills, Broadway plan changes, Wildcat appreciation.

March 30, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Arizona lawmakers vote to keep "Common Core" for now

Arizona lawmakers vote to keep "Common Core" for now

Today's vote is a major setback for Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley.

March 30, 2015 2:45 pmLoading…
Legislature rejects call for another TUSD desegregation audit

Legislature rejects call for another TUSD desegregation audit

Oro Valley lawmaker says there's evidence district is misspending funds.

March 26, 2015 7:43 pmLoading…
Bill forcing forensic audit of TUSD deseg spending fails

Bill forcing forensic audit of TUSD deseg spending fails

No vote was called on the proposal just before midnight.

March 26, 2015 9:38 am Photos

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Lawmakers scrutinize TUSD's spending of desegregation funds

Lawmakers scrutinize TUSD's spending of desegregation funds

Amid hints of misuse, legislators seek to audit district's use of $64M.

March 24, 2015 7:32 pm Photos

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters on republican budget plan, Tucson mail delay, Post Polio Syndrome help.

March 24, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Ducey: Build on Common Core, don't dump it

Ducey: Build on Common Core, don't dump it

Governor says it should be a starting point for better standards.

March 23, 2015 7:07 pmLoading…
Bill would make counties pay for road damages

Bill would make counties pay for road damages

Lawmaker says county has been irresponsible with funds state provides for roads. 

March 22, 2015 7:26 pmLoading…
Senate panel OK's killing Common Core

Senate panel OK's killing Common Core

An Arizona Senate committee voted to prohibit using Common Core academic standards in state schools.

March 20, 2015 12:00 pm Photos

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State House votes to dump Common Core

State House votes to dump Common Core

Lawmakers favor home-grown academic standards over national dictates.

March 11, 2015 6:45 pmLoading…

AZ House panel moves to dump Common Core

The committee also approved another measure that could undermine future statewide assessments.

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Arizona panel OKs gold, silver as legal tender

Arizona panel OKs gold, silver as legal tender

Similar measure vetoed by governor in 2013.

February 04, 2015 1:46 pmLoading…
Candidates vie for three Arizona District 11 seats

Candidates vie for three Arizona District 11 seats

Battles over the budget and border dominate District 11 race.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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District 11 Democrats and Republicans split on wage hike

District 11 Democrats and Republicans split on wage hike

They also discuss border security, economic development in this election overview.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Legislative District 11: Star endorses Lyon, Finchem, Holt

Legislative District 11: Star endorses Lyon, Finchem, Holt

2 Democrats, 1 Republican — all newcomers — best for north-side district.

October 08, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Animal-shelter detractors express astonishment at price tag

Animal-shelter detractors express astonishment at price tag

Residents cannot shoulder another tax increase, say volunteers behind Stop Prop. 415.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border tops Legislative District 11 campaign agenda

Border tops Legislative District 11 campaign agenda

Three Republicans compete for two open seats in the LD11 primary.

August 02, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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