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Education

2023’s Best Colleges in Arizona – WalletHub Study

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing around $23,000 – $52,000 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2023’s Best College & University Rankings report, as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities. To help college-bound seniors choose the

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

New Director Takes the Helm of U of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension

The University of Arizona, Yavapai County Cooperative Extension welcomes Matt Halldorson as the new County Extension Director and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Agent as of July 25, 2022. Matt replaces Jeff Schalau, who retired in July 2021. As Extension Director, Matt supports 4-H Youth Development, STEM, Family Consumer and Health Sciences (Food Safety, Child

Toxin research

$1.4M effort develops reusable sponges to soak up harmful chemicals from water

Photo: PFAS have been used for decades in products such as firefighting foam, makeup and nonstick pans A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University is creating a regenerable method for removing stubborn toxins from drinking water – starting with store-bought sponges. University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University researchers

Prescott Talks

Prescott Talks: Guest Host Mitch Padilla Interviews members of the College Republicans United

Richard Thomas, founder of College Republicans United, and Ren Ramsey, Chairman of CRU, discuss their organization with Mitch Padilla. CRU is an America First student organization with chapters in five states. They are paleo-conservatives (as contrasted with neo-conservatives) and are working on opening a chapter at Yavapai College. Juliet Thomas talks about her experience as

State Parks

Arizona State Parks Contribute To Booming Economy

From Slide Rock to Lost Dutchman to Catalina, Arizona’s state parks are second to none! Camping, hiking, boating, horseback riding — there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors at Arizona’s many state parks. But the role our parks play goes well beyond mountain trails and pristine lakes. According to recently released numbers,

Science

Painstaking search for new planets begins on a mountaintop in Arizona

One of the most precise instruments for detecting planets is being used at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on the Tohono O’odham Nation west of Tucson. The NEID spectrometer looks for Earth-like planets outside our solar system by measuring slight changes in the light coming from distant stars. Those shifts are caused by the gravitational

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