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ADOT predicts 6,000 jobs from stimulus (access required)

State transportation officials predict that federal stimulus money will lead to the creation of 6,000 jobs. The Arizona Department of Transportation said five projects in Maricopa County alone will generate 2,180 direct jobs. ADOT is among the first major state ...

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Dept. of Corrections officials prepare for cuts (access required)

Budget cuts ranging from $40 million to possibly more than $185 million in the state prison system will likely lead to fewer inmates, corrections officers and prison programs, officials said. The Arizona Department of Corrections houses more than 30,000 inmates ...

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No degree, but ASU names scholarship for Obama (access required)

Stung by criticism of its decision not to award President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he makes a commencement address next month, Arizona State University announced April 11 it will rename a scholarship program for the president. ASU President Michael Crow ...

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Home foreclosures in Maricopa County decrease (access required)

A new report shows home resales in Maricopa County surged upward last month while a temporary moratorium on foreclosures reduced home repossessions dramatically. The median home-resale price in Maricopa County continued to decrease in March, reaching a new low of ...

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Arizona's three universities propose surcharges (access required)

The presidents of Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University are proposing ”economic recovery surcharges'' to make up for cuts in their state funding. ASU students could see a $1,200 surcharge tacked onto their tuition bills ...

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Obama to create new electronic health records system (access required)

President Barack Obama announced April 9 his intentions to improve the care provided to the nation's veterans by streamlining the transfer of medical records between federal departments. Obama's plan would create an electronic health records system designed to transfer medical ...

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Brewer's public schedule for April 13-17 (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer has three appearances on her public schedule this week, including two speaking engagements. On April 14, Brewer will speak at the Governor's Arts Awards dinner, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore's Frank Lloyd Wright ...

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