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Legislature should support early childhood education, health care

E. Liane Hernandez (2015-2016 Fellow) and Erin Lyons. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star "As the Arizona state Legislature begins establishing funding priorities to build a prosperous community, a solution exists that is…
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Martha Gilliland: Pima Community College is us

Martha Winters Gilliland, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Join me in my New Year’s resolution. I promise to support my community college with my words, deeds and ideas. Pima Community College…
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$1 Million Challenge Gift Announced

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona received a five-year $1 million challenge gift from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation. Read the Arizona Daily Star's coverage here. The gift launches a new challenge campaign and will match…
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Boundary breakers: Tucson bookstore, Hungarian sneaker lady

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "Saturday I walked out of Bookmans with a bag of books the store had donated to me. Soon, 50 young women I will…
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Ducey, a case for funding state universities

Laura Penny-2014-2015 Fellow. This letter was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “In 1982 Doug Ducey moved from Toledo, Ohio to Tempe to attend Arizona State University, because his high school counselor told him Arizona’s…
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City taking right steps to improve

Sarah Smallhouse-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “The Tucson mayor and City Council members deserve recognition and praise for recent steps they have taken to make meaningful improvements to the…
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Climate change hitting home, says White House report led by UA

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This article was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. “The Southwest is heating faster than the rest of the country. Sea levels are rising. Oceans are acidifying. The North Atlantic’s hurricanes are…
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AZ House votes to back Israel’s West Bank claims

Leila Hudson, 2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published in The Arizona Daily Star. “Despite a long list of items closer to home to deal with, the Arizona House Monday went on record as saying the…
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Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Sarah Smallhouse-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. “Here’s the real “deal”: Arizona is, as confirmed by recent polling, far more moderate and politically balanced than generally reported. Congressional seats are…
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Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Growing up in a small, segregated Georgia town in the 1950s, I remember studying from used textbooks that were sent to our…
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