Arizona

State seeks to commercialize algae farms

Looking ahead to a day when Arizona would lead the way in algae farming, a Tucson lawmaker has proposed two bills that commercialize alga-culture and enable the UA and Arizona State University to further their research in the field. Read more

Speakers recount events of shooting

Members of the ASUA Student Health Advocacy program introduced doctors, nurses, paramedics and friends of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to students, faculty and Tucson residents to explain what happened during the critical hours after the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting. Read more

Funding proposal shortchanges the UA

Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a budget plan that will allocate a $15 million increase to the three in-state universities for one-time expenditures. A majority of the money, if her plan is approved by the Legislature, will go to ASU and NAU in an attempt to make up for previously unfunded growth of the schools. Read more

Obama delivers job plan in Ariz.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — President Barack Obama tried to give new hope to factory workers Wednesday as he promoted his plan to revive U.S. manufacturing, an anchor of the economic blueprint he sketched in his State of the Union address. Read more