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Arizona Daily Star
Consultants rap Kino Hospital’s tab to taxpayers
Supreme Court needs new look, senators say
School districts plan for all-day kindergarten
State resolution to feds a silly waste of time
Follow the cash: Charities spent bulk of it on salaries, expenses
An Arizona Republic investigation examines how a charity network is able to legally inflate its finances.
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Senators want justice with wide experience
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s search to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter should extend beyond the current roster of federal judges, senators from both political parties said Sunday.
Full-day kindergarten program to continue
School districts across the Valley are preparing to continue offering full-day kindergarten next school year because they’ve been assured the popular program won’t be cut by the Legislature.
Hopis fighting to keep ruins open to public
As the Legislature grapples with a $3 billion budget shortfall for fiscal 2010, Homolovi Ruins, the only state park dedicated to Native American culture, is among facilities that could face closure as Arizona State Parks anticipates budget cuts.
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Pima County considers parks closures, fee hikes
Pima County supervisors are expected to consider closing facilities and making other cuts to its parks department in an attempt to head off a budget deficit.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court will consider the CityNorth incentive-agreement case on June 1
Scottsdale/Northeast Valley news briefs
SCOTTSDALE – Residents are invited to a pair of open-house meetings this month to learn about a proposal to improve Pima Road from McDowell Road to Via Linda.
Scottsdale tourism budget takes big hit
The city bureau expects a 25% drop in funding.
Don’t slash funding for education in Ariz.
John Wright: Don’t cut funding for education.
Mohave Daily News
Supervisors to discuss salvage yard
KINGMAN – A Mohave Valley recycling and salvage yard will get a look Monday by the county supervisors.
Phoenix Business Journal
Grand Canyon University planning major expansion
University pays $50M for site it had been leasing, plans to build new 5,000-seat event center, dormitory and library, as well as expanding its classroom facilities.
Sierra Vista Herald
Property tax reformers prepare to hit streets
Monday, May 4, 2009 2:15 AM MST
ELFRIDA — As supporters of property tax reform prepare to hit the streets with petitions in hand, organizers are visiting communities to get the word out about Prop 13 Arizona.