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Study Questions Merits Of High-Stakes Testing (access required)

A national study that says high-stakes testing doesn’t increase student achievement has no real bearing on Arizona’s AIMS test, state policy makers say. “High-Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Problems for the No Child Left Behind Act,” a study released by ...

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Ex-Alcor Employee Indicted For Theft (access required)

A former employee of Alcor Life Extension Foundation is scheduled to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on Sept. 26 to face 14 counts involving theft, fraud and forgery. Attorney General Terry Goddard announced Sept. 21 that Timothy James Reeves, ...

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Bisbee: Where Copper Was Once Queen (access required)

Thirty years after copper mines were exhausted in Bisbee, this mile-high community with cooler temperatures continues to attract tourists and provide a low-key lifestyle for government workers, hippies and retirees. Coupled with its Cochise County neighbor of Tombstone, these two ...

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Court: 1991 Law Applies To Cell Phone Spam (access required)

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a 1991 federal law’s ban against using autodialers to call cell phones applies to sending e-mail text messages with unsolicited advertisements — a technology not in vogue when the law was enacted. The ...

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