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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Morrison Institute, has received the Daniel R. Ortega Jr. Public Service Award.

Garcia, who also is director of communication & community impact at Morrison Institute, was honored Tuesday during the 2018 graduation ceremony of the Hispanic Leadership Institute.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

In an opinion column in the Arizona Daily Star, Hilary Hiser, deputy town clerk for the Town of Marana, would like to remind   
candidates not to forget about independent voters and the importance of the Aug. 28 primary election.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ASU Now featured Bianca Lucero, special events manager at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University's new center in Washington, D.C.

The proud alumna and die-hard Sun Devil graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and holds a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management. She worked as a community relations coordinator for ASU Public Events in the Office of Cultural Participation. Her efforts enabled her to connect communities to innovative arts programs throughout the Valley.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

KTAR News reported that pay for teachers in Arizona is trending upward.

“Arizona has traditionally been towards the bottom of teacher pay,” said Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s promise to give teachers a 20 percent boost in pay by the start of the 2020 school year, including a 10 percent this upcoming school year, could continue to move Arizona up the rankings, said Hunting. But it depends on whether other states continue increasing their pay for teachers.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

KPHO 3TV Phoenix reported that the Trump Administration's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada and the European Union will affect Arizona businesses and consumers.

Mexico and Canada, Arizona’s largest foreign trading partners, quickly announced plans to impose retaliatory tariffs, which could put pressure on exports.

Last year, Arizona companies exported more than a billion dollars in machinery and fabricated metal products to Mexico and Canada. The state exported nearly $21 billion worth of goods in all, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Guardian reported that Arizona, with its growing population of young Hispanic voters, has long seemed a tempting prize for Democrats. Year after year, electoral success has eluded them. As the 2018 midterms approach, with Arizona one of the biggest political battlegrounds, Democrats are indefatigably optimistic.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

An editorial in The Arizona Republic promoted the third New Arizona Prize that will offer awards of $50,000 to the top five teams chosen in competition to “develop temporary public art projects that build connectivity between cultures through creative expression” – as announced by the Arizona Community Foundation.

The foundation, in partnership with Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, initiated the New Arizona Prize in 2014 to foster creativity, innovation and ingenuity as our state shapes its future.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Sarah Porter, director of Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU, was a guest on Arizona Horizon and spoke about the Gila adjudication water rights to pump and divert water, not only from the Gila River, but all of its tributaries as well.

What started as a fight over surface water rights evolved to include subflow zones, which are areas where a well is pumping water that would otherwise make its way to a river.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

KPHO 3TV Phoenix reported that calls into the Department of Child Safety hotline are increasing, as vital community services are getting reduced because of budget cuts.

Erica Quintana, a researcher at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, is shedding light on the complexity of neglect and possible prevention. Her work recently took her to all reaches of the state to better understand neglect across Arizona.

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