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In some rural areas, medical marijuana challenges views of community

As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.

He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.

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As public universities hike tuition, private Grand Canyon University stands pat

At Arizona’s public universities, incoming resident students will pay from $8,474 to $9,716 a year in tuition and fees come fall thanks to state funding cuts. That’s an increase of 45 percent to 72 percent since the 2008-2009 school year, depending on the university.

But at Grand Canyon University, a private Christian institution, tuition, while higher at $16,500 a year, isn’t changing and hasn’t since 2009.

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