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GCU weighs buying out investors, turning to a nonprofit

azcentral.com — Grand Canyon University told its investors Wednesday the company is considering reverting back to nonprofit status, a move that would free it to pursue its educational aims while providing shareholders an instant premium.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @anneryman: Updated story and all the details on what converting to a non-profit could means at Grand Canyon University: azc.cc/1wEYWkL @gcu

Oct 30, 2014

Updated story and all the details on what converting to a non-profit could means at Grand Canyon University: azc.cc/1wEYWkL @gcu

Oct 29, 2014

This could open up a hoops rivalry vs. ASU. GCU weighs buying out investors, turning to a nonprofit azc.cc/1wEYWkL via @azcentral

Oct 29, 2014

Read details here on Grand Canyon University @gcu exploring non-profit status: azcentral.com/story/money/bu…

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ASU Police searching for missing student

azcentral.com — An 18-year-old Arizona State University student was reported missing on Wednesday and hasn't been seen in several days, authorities say. Jake Hoekstra, a student in the School of Letters and Sciences, was last observed leaving his dorm hall at about 1 a.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Dan Macias, an ASU Police spokesman.

Gilbert school board votes to remove pages from bio text

azcentral.com — The Gilbert School Board voted Tuesday night to remove pages from an honors biology textbook because it does not give preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. Board member Julie Smith said the school district was breaking state law by using the book, "Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections."
Oct 30, 2014

Gilbert school board votes to remove pages from text azc.cc/1u8jJ2m

Oct 29, 2014

Gilbert school board votes to remove pages from biology text because they mention abortion. azc.cc/1u8jJ2m via @ClassroomScoop

Oct 29, 2014

Shhh. There are things about biology the Gilbert school board wants kept quiet. Books will be altered. azc.cc/1u8jJ2m via @azcentral

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Kitten delivery comes to azcentral newsroom

azcentral.com — Uber teamed up with the Arizona Humane Society Wednesday to deliver cute kittens to play at offices around Phoenix. Some dropped by the azcentral newsroom.

Democrats send mailer backing Libertarian in tight congressional race

Young: Schwab Cup Championship a celebration of Bernhard Langer's season

azcentral.com — It's hard to imagine someone having a better season on the Champions Tour than Britain's Colin Montgomerie did in 2014. He won the Senior U.S. Open, the Senior PGA Championship, finished second in the Senior Open Championship and recorded 10 top-10 finishes in 17 events.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @azcsports: Schwab Cup Championship a celebration of Bernhard Langer's season, @BobYoungTHI writes ow.ly/DxSnm

Oct 29, 2014

Young: Schwab Cup Championship a celebration of Bernhard Langer's season azc.cc/1u9fR11

Oct 29, 2014

RT @azcsports: Schwab Cup Championship a celebration of Bernhard Langer's season, @BobYoungTHI writes ow.ly/DxSnm

Tempe's Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned

azcentral.com — SPECIAL FEATURE: Each weekday afternoon, look for "Reagor on Real Estate" - the one bit of Arizona real estate news you need to know today. The new owner of downtown Tempe's historic Hayden House, currently home to longtime eatery Monti's La Casa Vieja, plans to develop two high-rise towers on the site.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SeanHolstege: Tempe's Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned azc.cc/1wFLU6t via @azcentral

Oct 30, 2014

Tempe's Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned azc.cc/1wFLU6t via @azcentral

Oct 30, 2014

Tempe's Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned azc.cc/1wFLU6t via @azcentral

Oct 29, 2014

RT @azbizeditor: Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned in Valley's growth hotspot azc.cc/1wFLU6t via @catherinereagor #tempe

Oct 29, 2014

Hayden House sold; office, hotel project planned in Valley's growth hotspot azc.cc/1wFLU6t via @catherinereagor #tempe

Eric Jacobsen, Savon Goodman shine in Arizona State basketball scrimmage

azcentral.com — With Arizona State's season opener nearly two weeks away, coach Herb Sendek still is trying to figure out his rotation. Just when he thinks he has something set, it changes. "Our team has changed dramatically since last weekend and it's changed even this week,'' Sendek said after the Sun Devils scrimmaged Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Oct 30, 2014

Eric Jacobsen, Savon Goodman shine in #ASU basketball scrimmage azc.cc/1tEJoNZ via @azcentral

Missing ASU student located, being treated at hospital

azcentral.com — ASU Police confirm that 18 year old Jake Hoekstra has been found. His parents say that he is safe but has amnesia and a bump on his head. An 18-year-old missing ASU student was found and was being treated Thursday morning at a Phoenix hospital for a bump on his head, his mother said.

New app for parents could help detect cyberbullying

azcentral.com — The Dion Initiative, a new organization that aims to curb bullying, and Arizona State University researchers will launch the BullyBlocker within the next year. Telling an adult is often one of the last things a child who is being bullied wants to do. But parents soon will be able to get around that - with their smartphones.

Phoenix Suns run away with season-opening win over Los Angeles Lakers

LaFaro accused of defamatory remarks in voting fracas

azcentral.com — A.J. LaFaro set out to create a stir when he publicized a video of a man returning a box full of ballots to Maricopa County's vote-counting center. It worked: The Maricopa County Republican chairman ignited a lively debate about whether the legal practice of returning other people's ballots is proper.

ASU QB Taylor Kelly shaking off rust after return from injury

azcentral.com — Taylor Kelly admits: He wasn't at his best in last week's return. Playing for the first time in six weeks, the Arizona State senior quarterback felt rusty in the Sun Devils' victory over Washington. He also understands he has the rest of this week to polish up everything for Saturday's home showdown against No.17 Utah.
Oct 30, 2014

#ASU QB Taylor Kelly shaking off rust after return from injury azc.cc/1wG0RWl via @azcentral

Four losing teams could make the Division I Arizona high school football playoffs

azcentral.com — Some thoughts on the MaxPreps-powered football playoff rankings released today, as teams gear up for their final regular-season games: -Phoenix Desert Vista's season-long frustration with only three wins can turn into joy with a victory against Phoenix Brophy Prep. Desert Vista (3-6) finds itself the 17 team in the Division I playoff rankings.
Oct 30, 2014

Red Mtn can punch ticket with win vs. Skyline as 4 losing teams could make the Division I playoffs azc.cc/1wFXTkw via @azcentral

Oct 30, 2014

Four losing teams could make the Division I Arizona high school football playoffs azc.cc/1wFXTkw

Sheraton Phoenix to reopen Friday after electrical fire

azcentral.com — The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is scheduled to reopen Friday. An electrical fire that forced the evacuation of about 800 guests caused it to be closed. The hotel has been shuttered since Saturday, when a fire started in an electrical room and filled parts of the building and nearby streets with thick, acrid smoke.

More financial trouble for public safety pension plan

azcentral.com — The state pension system for police officers and firefighters has less than half of the money it needs to fund current and future retirement payments, and both major candidates for governor say the problem must be addressed in 2015 regardless of who wins Tuesday's election.
Oct 29, 2014

Public pensions are in financial trouble, but #azgov candidates don't offer specific plans: azc.cc/1wBsGPv via @charrisazrep

Oct 29, 2014

RT @charrisazrep: More financial trouble for state public-safety pension plan. Guv candidates agree fix is needed. azc.cc/1wBsGPv via @azcentral

Oct 29, 2014

More financial trouble for state public-safety pension plan. Guv candidates agree fix is needed. azc.cc/1wBsGPv via @azcentral

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Arizona Coyotes hoping early problems can be fixed

azcentral.com — SUNRISE, Fla. - One game could be a fluke, two bad luck but three lopsided losses for the Coyotes through the first three weeks of the season is morphing into a disturbing trend.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @azcsports: The #Coyotes recognize they need to clean up their defensive lapses, @azc_mclellan reports ow.ly/DxNuF

Green Acre owners plead not guilty in Gilbert dog deaths

azcentral.com — Jesse Todd Hughes and his wife, Malesia,were indicted earlier this month by a Maricopa County grand jury on 22 felony counts, seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and one felony count of fraudulent schemes.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @12News: Report: Dogs that died at Gilbert facility had little to no food in stomachs azcentral.com/story/news/loc… #Gilbert23

Oct 30, 2014

Report: Dogs that died at Gilbert facility had little to no food in stomachs azc.cc/1wDprXV via @azcentral

Oct 29, 2014

RT @amybwang: Green Acre kennel owners plead not guilty in dog deaths: azc.cc/1wDprXV via @azcentral #Gilbert23

Oct 29, 2014

Green Acre kennel owners plead not guilty in dog deaths: azc.cc/1wDprXV via @azcentral #Gilbert23

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Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo facing another shot of drama

azcentral.com — When you're a starting quarterback in the NFL, specifically for the Dallas Cowboys, you tend to be surrounded by about as much drama as a 15-year-old on Facebook. Tony Romo doesn't know any other way.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @azbobbymac: Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo facing another shot of drama azc.cc/1u9n6pP

Oct 29, 2014

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo facing another shot of drama azc.cc/1u9n6pP