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State plays catch up (access required)

With one dentist for every 2,520 residents, experts say Arizona ranks near the bottom in dental care. The state’s only dental school and another set to open in fall 2008 will help bridge the gap.

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Early ed gains momentum in states (access required)

This fall, states will see the results of the big bucks they are promising to plug into early education programs. Among several states expanding access to preschool classes, Washington state will have an extra 2,250 pre-kindergarten spaces, Oregon will serve ...

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Ethanol demand outgrows corn (access required)

While corn-based ethanol will help fight U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the fuel is seen as a temporary fix at best, if it is ever embraced on a large scale. Due to its availability, price and several other uses, new sources of biofuel are already being sought out.

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