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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Arizona face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Arizona No. 4

Arizona ranked fourth among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: College women's golf grosses $146 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Baylor University women's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $1.2 million – or $90,955 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's golf grosses $173 million

From Higher Education Tribune

West Virginia University men's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $2.1 million – or $190,559 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Davidson College tops March Madness bracket with 91% graduation rate

From Higher Education Tribune

Four-year graduation rates range widely at schools that sent teams to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..

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.

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.

March Madness money: How do tournament teams rank?

From Higher Education Tribune

Of the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Duke is No. 1 for how much money it makes, grossing more than $34 million – or $2.1 million per player – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Strides made in Arizona, but occupation licensing rules still onerous, research fellow says

Arizona has made strides to combat what have been described as onerous burdens on low-income workers, but the state continues to have a poor ranking nationally, according to a senior research fellow at Arizona State University.

GUEST VIEW: Local conference reminds of America’s failing infrastructure—and what can be done to fix it

Arizona’s infrastructure received a “C” rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2015. However, the state is faring better on its report card than the country overall. The group recently graded the nation’s infrastructure a D+.

Franks subcommittee to examine 'ethical responsibilities' of plaintiff lawyer Rx ads

A U.S. House subcommittee on which Arizona Congressman Trent Franks (R-8) serves will hold a hearing tomorrow regarding the impact and oversight of plaintiff lawyer television ads that pitch lawsuits against makers of prescription drugs.

Republicans consider adding Schweikert-backed reinsurance program to health care plan

As Congress remains in recess, some experts are weighing in on a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act — the Republican health care replacement plan.Two members of the Freedom Caucus, including Arizona Congressman David Schweikert (R-6), want to re-establish a reinsurance — or risk sharing — program, similar to one previously in place under the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.

Safely dispose of unwanted papers at shred event

Area residents can shred unwanted documents at an Avondale-sponsored free identity theft prevention event April 28.

Health insurance rate hikes likely had impact on election, analyst says

Reports of sharp rises in the cost of health insurance premiums through the exchanges may have helped President Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in key states in November's presidential election, according to one political analyst.

Evolent Health partners with Banner Health Network to enhance care technology

Evolent Health, a company that provides a value-based care platform to health systems and physician organizations, has entered into a long-term partnership with Banner Health Network (BHN).

U.S. House passes "slush funds" bill co-sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks

The bill, H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016, targets a loophole that allows settlement agreements reached with the Department of Justice to include payments to groups unaffected by the action being settled.

National Beer Wholesalers Association recognizes importance of beer distribution workers

This Labor Day weekend, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and independent beer distributors in Arizona are recognizing beer distribution employees whose work positively affects state and national economies.

Pharmacists group pushing for expanded ‘preferred’ Medicare networks

At its 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit last week, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) prioritized a year-old bill that would force Medicare Part D benefit managers to expand their preferred networks despite concerns it would raise drug prices.

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