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Mesa Community College hosts regional arts festival

Mesa Community College recently hosted the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, with over 100 of the school's music, theatre and film students earning several top awards.

SBA offers disaster loans in wake of drought

The U.S. Small Business Association is offering low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million to non-farm, small businesses in 15 Arizona counties.

Marana program creates safer apartment communities

The Marana Tri-Star Program is made up of Marana Police, property managers and landlords, and residents who want to create a safer community by targeting criminal activity.

Ducey promotes state savings by limiting vehicle use

The state is looking for ways to manage tax dollars efficiently by reducing costs.

Pima County names deputy directors for development services

The Pima County Development Services has appointed Lauren Ortega as the deputy director overseeing building and site development.

Wolcott to deliver State of the City address April 16

This year’s State of the City address will be presented by Mayor Sharon Wolcott and the Surprise City Council.

585,402 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix, Everest University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana University had the most students who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: College women's basketball grosses $903 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Stanford women's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with more than $21 million – or $1.5 million per athlete – in 2016, followed by UConn ($9 million), Baylor ($7.6 million), Florida State ($7 million) and Vanderbilt ($5.2 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Pima County extends comment period on power plant updates

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is extending its public comment period and holding another public hearing for the proposed modification of Air Quality Permit No. 1052 to Tucson Electric Power Irvington/H.Wilson Sundt Generating Station.

Maricopa officials seek input on City Center design

The City of Maricopa recently hosted a public meeting to discuss the development of the City Center and new housing, addressing areas such as community housing needs, possible designs, and the best practices to tackle the project.

Cochise County official participates in voting rights panel

The Arizona Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a public meeting this month on voting rights and access.

March Madness money: How do women's teams in the tournament rank?

From Higher Education Tribune

Of the 64 teams in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament, Stanford is No. 1 for how much money it makes, grossing more than $21.4 million – or $1.5 million per player – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Credit Union West participates in Military Saves Week

Credit Union West participated in Military Saves Week, a national campaign to encourage service members and their families to secure their finances, from Feb. 26 to March 2.

Planning & Zoning Commission clears the way for commercial truck terminal

The Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission has unanimously approved a rezoning application by the Development Services Department to use a vacant 11.87-acre residential property as a commercial truck terminal.

Pima County gathers public input on proposed power plant upgrades

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality recently held an open house and a formal public hearing to gauge public opinion on a proposed modification to Air Quality Permit No. 1052 for the Tucson Electric Power Irvington/Wilson Sundt Generating Station.

Ducey reissues moratorium on regulatory rulemaking

Gov. Doug Ducey has issued his fourth annual executive order declaring his moratorium on all new regulatory rulemaking by state agencies in Arizona.

Beauty schools report highest default rates on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

At Nashville Barber and Style Academy and Ambiance Beauty & Barber Academy, at least half of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

King Koil to build manufacturing plant in Avondale

The U.S. based company will employ 50 people at the facility and plans to be fully operational by April.

Deadline for Pima County Summer Youth Program is March 16

The application deadline for Pima County's Summer Youth Program for 14- to 21-year-olds has been extended to March 16.

Analysis: College men's basketball grosses $2 billion

From Higher Education Tribune

Though excluded from the NCAA tournament, University of Louisville men's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with nearly $44 million – or $2.9 million per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

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