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Education Accountability (access required)

Adele Russell, principal of Maryland Elementary School in the Washington School District, may have reason to feel anxious as the state of Arizona moves in to examine her school. After all, last year the school in Phoenix received its second ...

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Flagstaff’s Basque La Cancha (access required)

On the historic Sanborne Fire Insurance maps of downtown Flagstaff, this imposing walled sandstone open court is listed as a ruin, nearly from the time it was built in 1926. Flagstaff’s Basque community called it La Cancha (the court). It ...

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Judge Tells IRC To Redraw Maps (access required)

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields has ruled all 30 legislative districts unconstitutional and ordered the Independent Redistricting Commission to create a new set of maps within 45 days for use in this year’s elections. The ruling issued Jan. ...

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Flake Dreams Of New Capitol (access required)

House Speaker Jake Flake, R-Dist. 5, says the state needs “a beautiful new capitol as a centerpiece” for celebrating its Centennial in 2012. “We’re meeting in an outdated Capitol,” he told his House colleagues during opening ceremonies for the regular ...

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