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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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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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Flake uses lobbying scandal to push earmark case (access required)

A growing scandal over a lobbying firm specializing in defense issues has given U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake his latest target in an ongoing crusade against earmarks.The fifth-term congressman, an ardent fiscal conservative who has at times bucked even his own ...

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