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PHOTO: Organizations such as the Child Crisis Center are calling on Arizona's political candidates to increase funding for programs that support early-childhood education and other services that benefit young kids. Photo courtesy of of the Pima County Public Library.

MESA, Ariz. – Political candidates in Arizona are being asked to make early childhood education a top priority, and organizers hope that seeing programs that help children up close will help that process. Christine Scarpati, CEO of the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, says candidates for governo ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizona is among the leading states when it comes to cutting education funding, according to a new report. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.

PHOENIX – Education funding cuts in Arizona rank among the nation's highest. That's the finding of a study released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president of the Children's Action Alliance, says the research shows that Arizona's per pupil spending ...Read More

PHOTO: A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by the ACLU against the Arizona Dept. of Corrections, alleging inadequate medical care and mental-health treatment for inmates and overuse of solitary confinement. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has chosen to settle rather than fight a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and others, over the healthcare services provided to prison inmates. Attorney Dan Pochoda, senior counsel with the ACLU of Arizona, says unde ...Read More

PHOTO: Whether Latino voters turn out for this midterm election could have a major impact on the race between Sen. Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner. Udall has the edge in a new survey by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions. Photo courtesy NCLR Action Fund.

DENVER - Latinos now make up 21 percent of Coloradans, and experts forecast this voting bloc could have a significant impact on the November midterm election. A survey released on Tuesday by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions finds 55 percent of Latino voters support i ...Read More

PHOTO: With open enrollment for Medicare starting today, the more than three-million Texans who are beneficiaries are being urged to evaluate their current health and prescription drug coverage. Photo courtesy of AARP Texas.
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AUSTIN, Texas - It's a critically important time for more than three-million people across the Lone Star State, as the annual open enrollment for Medicare starts today. This is the one time of year beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health and prescription plans. Trey Berndt, associa ...Read More

PHOTO: Dogs can be adopted for as little as $20 at the Arizona Humane Society throughout October during "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month." Photo credit: Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

PHOENIX - Arizonans are being encouraged to consider adding a new member to the family during "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," running throughout October. Bretta Nelson, public relations manager with the Arizona Humane Society, says her organization is holding special events throughout the month to pro ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Zombie economics is a term that describes economic principles that have been proven in practice not to hold true, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute says trickle-down economics" is one such theory. Image courtesy Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - Millions tuned in to last night's season premier of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC. While zombies on our TV screens may be good for some white-knuckled entertainment, economists warn zombies in our economy are not. "Zombie economics" is a term that describes economic principles that have been p ...Read More

PHOTO: Poll results show an overwhelming majority of Coloradans want rules preventing the release of "flares" from natural gas extraction on public lands. Photo courtesy: Western Values Project
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DENVER - At times the debate about Colorado's natural resources can fall on either side of party lines, but there is a common ground, according to a new poll released this week by the Western Values Project. It says almost 70-percent of voters in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Utah support ...Read More

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