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Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona's public university system had tens of millions of dollars reduced in its budget during the depths of the Great Recession. That in itself wasn't unique, but some other states have embraced the concept of pumping more of that money back into the schools post-Recession.
Sep. 7, 2016
Mexico’s top financial official, who urged President Enrique Peña Nieto to invite Donald Trump for a meeting that has been largely seen as a disaster, has stepped down.
Sep. 7, 2016
Elda Graciela Margez De Zamora
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 54-year-old Elda Graciela Margez De Zamora is wanted for failing to appear at a pretrial conference in July.
Sep. 7, 2016
Planet Nine
An astronomer at Northern Arizona University announced the discovery of three new objects at the far edge of the solar system. They help narrow down the search for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Sep. 7, 2016
influenza virus
The Centers for Disease Control found the effectiveness of the nasal spray among children ages 2 through 17 during the 2015-2016 flu season was 3 percent, compared to 63 percent for the injected vaccine.
Sep. 7, 2016
OSIRIS-REx launches
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch Thursday, and the Arizona Science Desk is there. Follow the latest updates from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sep. 7, 2016
Yuma Kmart building
About 16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease by 2050. Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people. In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different — a self-contained village for dementia patients.
Sep. 7, 2016
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is refusing take sides in the latest dust-up between his party's presidential nominee and the state's junior senator.
Sep. 7, 2016
The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro have formally submitted a funding request to the Federal Transit Administration to complete the South Central Light Rail Extension.
Sep. 7, 2016
Freeport-McMoran headquarters
Copper mining giant Freeport McMoRan has already passed the environmental standards needed to move forward with repairs and updates at its Bagdad location. The only thing left until work can begin is a 30-day window to allow comments from the public, that began Tuesday.
Sep. 7, 2016
Rain
Tropical storm Newton will be moving through Arizona today after making landfall on the Baja California coast in Mexico yesterday.
Sep. 7, 2016
Arizona's 5th Congressional District
The Christine Jones campaign has filed a law suit alleging hundreds of mail-in and provisional ballots were incorrectly thrown out.
Sep. 6, 2016
A reported bank robbery in Avondale turned into a police pursuit that ended in a fatal shooting in Tempe that was shown on live television.
Sep. 6, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is putting some distance between him and Donald Trump when it comes to cultivating better relations with Mexico. In the wake of the candidate's speech last week in Phoenix, the governor said he does not believe a physical barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is necessary.
Sep. 6, 2016
The National Science Foundation awarded a new Northern Arizona University professor $3 million to map food, energy and water supplies and show how they relate. The research is intended to help communities deal with water scarcity issues.
Sep. 6, 2016
Texas Tech University in El Paso announced Tuesday it plans to open the first dental school along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2020. The southwest border has long been recognized as a medically under-served region with a shortage of health care providers.
Sep. 6, 2016
mosquito
Tuesday's city council meeting will look at $25,000 in grant money to manage the amount of mosquitoes in the area.
Sep. 6, 2016
The University of Arizona is considering reinstating a ban on e-cigarettes. The school initially banned e-cigarettes, along with tobacco products in 2014,but the e-cig rule changed after input from students, employees and visitors.
Sep. 6, 2016
You may know Luke Burbank as a panelist on "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me", or perhaps as a correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning, or maybe on his show Live Wire. The show is sort of “off-beat infotainment," but it’s really about storytelling.
Sep. 6, 2016
School is back in session, which means students are back to hitting the books. And, increasingly, authors of books for young adults are addressing an issue some students and their parents would maybe rather not think about: school shootings.
Sep. 6, 2016

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