Obamacare enrollment underwhelming in Arizona, nation
WASHINGTON – Only 739 Arizona residents signed up for health insurance in the first month after the troubled health insurance marketplace went online, according to numbers released this week on the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act.
Border Patrol pay reform would cut agents’ take-home, but add stability
Reforming the Border Patrol pay system could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, while giving peace of mind to agents whose pay has been threatened by sequestration, said supporters of a bill introduced Wednesday.
U.S., Arizona universities set international student enrollment records
WASHINGTON – Arizona universities ranked among the top schools for the number of international students they had enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year, a new report said.
Arizona’s hourly minimum wage going up by 10 cents for 2014
For about three years, Katherine Castillo has worked as a hotel housekeeper earning Arizona’s minimum wage of $7.80 an hour.
Advocates press on, despite grim 2013 outlook for immigration reform
Immigration overhaul advocates said they will keep fighting, despite a House Republican leader’s comment last week that there is not enough time left on this year’s legislative calendar to act on the issue.
Officials: Valley agencies close to eliminating chronic homelessness among vets
By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.
Empowerment Scholarship Account program generates controversy
Max Ashton is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory with a 4.0 grade point average. He is also blind.
Judge sets date to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit
A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan early next month.
Arizonans in ‘Old Guard’ say honoring the fallen is the greatest service
Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.
O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to Iraq.
Report: Arizona saw nation’s largest in-state tuition hikes
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
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