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Prison ordeal

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Death row inmate struggles with cancer

A lab discovered death-row inmate Robert Murray had cancer the same day a Scottsdale surgeon removed his tonsils, but his disease went unknown to him and untreated for seven more months.

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Clemency Controversy (access required)

Governor’s Office closely monitored case of NBA star’s kin

The Governor’s Office took a keen interest in a case involving an NBA player’s half-brother after a group led by a prominent victim’s rights advocate complained about the Board of Executive Clemency and its chairman.

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Costs of new test to be hotly debated (access required)

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Public school superintendents aren’t expecting much money from the Legislature for putting Common Core into effect, but the cost of the test to measure new learning standards is going to be a hot topic of the 2014 Legislature.

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The Drama of Common Core (access required)


New set of school standards searches for success

Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.

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