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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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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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Brewer names forestry director (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer on April 13 named Vicki Christiansen as her next state forester and Arizona Division of Forestry director. Christiansen served as state forester in Washington State prior to her appointment by Brewer. She spent 28 years with the ...

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AZ budget revives debate over school funding (access required)

For nearly a decade, Arizona lawmakers have followed a voter-approved law and increased basic school funding every year to keep up with inflation. Now, a provision inserted in Republicans' draft budget proposal would change how the law is interpreted, affecting ...

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Napolitano to survey border security in three states (access required)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will conduct press conferences and survey border-security operations in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, according to the White House. The visits, announced in a April 13 press release, are meant to further coordinate ...

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