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Arizona school district makes a dramatic advancement in water conservation

When the sprinklers come on in the Washington Elementary School District, you can bet the soil needs a drink.


Rio Salado College earns innovation grant

Rio Salado College is one of seventeen colleges nationwide to receive the “First in the World Grant” from the U.S. Department of Education. With the $2.6 million they received, they plan create an innovative program for students to follow that will offer support and planning as they work toward degrees.


Maricopa County Superior Court program expands access to services

The AmeriCorps PACS program plans to recruit undergraduate students across Maricopa County to help litigants who will represent themselves in court.

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Non-lead ammunition program expands to help protect wildlife

FLAGSTAFF ­– Hunters usually leave the Arizona Game and Fish Department's office just off Interstate 17 here with permits and tips from staff members on duty.


NAU solar thermal project a new take on harnessing sun

This warehouse at the edge of the Northern Arizona University's campus, home to surplus desks, computers and dressers, features solar panels across much of its south-facing exterior.


Environmentalist sees toxic mine danger in Arizona; officials disagree

With Arizona home to thousands of abandoned mines, the head of a state environmental group says an incident similar to the recent toxic spill in Colorado could happen here.


Stanton: Victory for Phoenix transit tax proposition shows ‘a belief in our future’

The first benefits of a transit tax increase that was winning approval from Phoenix voters will likely be increased service by Valley Metro's Dial-a-Ride and more attention to potholes, supporters said Wednesday.


Blister in the sun? Heat bearing down on the Valley

Safety Project Manager Julian Martinez watches from below as two steel workers weld a massive girder on the top floor of the new Sandra Day O’Connor Law School building under construction downtown.


New state law limits when schools can use restraint, seclusion

Melissa Van Hook, a mother of two children with autism and co-founder of the East Valley Autism Network, said too many parents of students with disabilities have called her to report children being secluded and restrained at school.


Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education

With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries.


Scottsdale exec launches effort to support reproductive health

[caption id="attachment_912" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries. Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries.[/caption]After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.


Proposals to raise student costs meet little opposition at hearing

Issac Ortega, president of Associated Student of the University of Arizona, says students don’t relish the idea of having to spend more on a college education after deep state funding cuts to universities.

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