Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:20 pm
The football coaches evidently can’t wait until August for their first showdown of the year.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - People insure their homes, their cars and even their vacations without giving it a second thought. But many do not think about insuring their most important asset – their income – from a disability caused by illness or injury. And it’s not just income during working years that is at risk. A disability can also put a serious dent in your ability to enjoy retirement.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:00 am
Despite a struggling national economy, the 2013-2014 fiscal year budgets are looking optimistic for the northwest towns of Oro Valley and Marana.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00 am
What if a business planned a move to Arizona that would pour more than a billion dollars into our economy every year while creating 21,000 jobs? Now imagine those jobs would be spread around the state, including areas hardest hit by the economic downturn. And there’s this added bonus: the money would be spent on pollution-free activities, which would actually increase the health and welfare of Arizonans.
Monday, April 15, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - The health care industry has evolved since a series of sweeping legislative reforms began to take effect in 2010. New policies and regulations, millions of new patients and the introduction of advanced technology have added pressure to an already complex system. As this transformation continues, health care leaders are keeping an eye on how the system is functioning to ensure these changes fuel improved health care delivery.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:42 am
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today introduced the Pay Cut for Congress Act that would cut his pay and that of all members of Congress by 20 percent.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - For most of us, checkups are a regular part of life. Dental visits, auto maintenance appointments and even glances in the bathroom mirror all help us catch potential problems and assure that all is – or will be – well. What’s true of teeth, engines and grooming is also true of finances: regular checkups are recommended.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:00 pm
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today welcomed an announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that it is re-evaluating plans to furlough Border Patrol agents and cut their overtime – proposals that Barber has strongly opposed.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:16 am
(NewsUSA) - For some aging adults, the retirement piggy bank is looking too slim, especially for those unable to max out 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts (IRA) every year.
Monday, March 18, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Though the U.S. economy has been gradually improving, job changes - both involuntary and voluntary - remain a fact of American working life.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—While fad diets come and go, often making it difficult to decide what to eat as part of a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet never goes out of style.
This Egglands Best Bell Pepper Frittata is a tasty way to serve essential nutrients to your family and can be enjoyed at any mealtime. Ward (NAPS)
Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:00 pm
(BPT) - If you love March basketball, here’s how to use the time and energy you spent on choosing a winning bracket to live your own hoop dreams.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
Typically, liberal progressives rally away from facts and towards the use of standard sound-bytes to make their case. Why didn’t Mr. Safier include Jimmy Carter in all his applauds. Long gas lines, extreme interest rates and failed foreign policies, those were certainly bold plans.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:00 pm
(BPT) - Si tiene en sus planes comenzar una nueva profesión – ya sea porque acaba de iniciar el camino como trabajador adulto, o está listo para un cambio en su vida – debe saber que el proceso es mucho más que obtener un título y buscar empleo.
Monday, February 11, 2013 11:00 pm
(BPT) - If you’re looking to start a career – whether it’s because you’re just beginning your journey as a working adult or because you’re ready for a change in life – you should know that the process is much larger than just getting a degree and looking for a job.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 11:00 pm
(StatePoint) Do you lay awake at night wondering if you’ll have enough money to pay the bills, let alone retire? Could you pay the bills at $170 to $350 daily if you or your spouse were disabled? Do you have an extra $100,000 a year for this care?
Friday, February 8, 2013 5:02 pm
The Arizona Board of Regents on Feb. 7 passed a resolution in support of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's fiscal year 2014 budget request, which calls for $58.6 million in new money for the state's public university enterprise.
Brewer outlined her request to board members during the two-day board meeting on the Arizona State University campus.
"The board applauds the governor’s budget recommendations and its investment in our universities, and we thank the governor for her commitment to higher education," said ABOR Chairman Rick Myers. "The board has directed the university system presidents to support and advocate on behalf of the governor’s budget recommendations for the universities and her Medicaid expansion plan to business leaders, the state Legislature and to the public."
The governor's request includes $8 million for further development of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix. This investment is important as Arizona continues to face a troubling shortage of doctors and medical professionals.
The request also calls for $15.4 million in performance-based funding to reward progress in areas such as degrees awarded and gains in external research. Moving to a performance-based model is a priority for the regents as the universities strive to meet goals intended to support and stimulate Arizona's economy.
Additionally, a proposed allocation of $19.9 million for soft capital would be key to providing advanced equipment and technology to meet academic and infrastructure needs.
Also at the meeting, the regents approved funding for three research projects from the Regents Innovation Fund through fiscal year 2013-14. Three out of 13 proposed projects were selected for funding, for a total of $1.1 million.
- Researchers will identify ways to improve profitability of algae farming, investigate a variety of non-potable water sources and waste streams, and identify target products from algae that will flourish in the waste water streams. The project will support efforts to designate algal culture as agriculture in Arizona, increase commercialization of the product, and promote a sustainable strategy for the reuse of Arizona's waste resources. The regents have allocated $200,000 for this project.
- The second project will support the transition to informatics-intensive research for Arizona's nationally ranked environmental research programs. It will move the Arizona higher education enterprise into a national leadership position in the critical emerging area of environmental information. Research and development will focus on the environmental sciences relating to creation, collection, storage, processing, modeling, interpretation, display and dissemnation of data and information. The regents have allocated $450,000 for this project.
- A third project will build upon the pilot involving SciVal Experts. It will expand the effort in building digital research infrastructure capabilities that will enhance the research functions of Arizona's three universities. The project aims to increase researchers' ability to form creative and dynamic collaborative teams across disciplines and locations, improve their access to funding opportunities, and provide access to a data management infrastructure. The allocation for this project is $450,000.
Also at the meeting:
- The board approved an extended and revised contract for Rich Rodriguez, head UA football coach. The changes extends his contract by one year to Nov. 30, 2017, increases his base salary and makes adjustments to other compensation schedules.
- The regents approved a contract for Anthony Amato, the new UA women's head soccer coach. Amato's contract will run through Dec. 31, 2015, and his base salary will be $80,000, with increases based on team achievements.
- The board appointed Peter Calihan to the University of Arizona Health Network Board of Directors.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 am
Just under a month ago, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, Dist. 1, was sworn into office after a hard-fought election with a lot of promises of change and accountability.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:59 am
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today voted with a bipartisan majority in the House to pass legislation that will hold members of Congress accountable if they fail to pass a federal budget.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:00 pm
(BPT) - Creating better financial habits tops many New Year’s resolution lists every year. If it is on your list for 2013, there are a few steps you could consider to help you pursue your goals.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:00 pm
(BPT) - While it’s never a good idea to make blanket assumptions about any group of people, Millennials, in particular, are defying stereotypes. Take, for example, the convention that holds young people are too busy spending their income to think about retirement. A recent survey by Prudential Financial indicates this is far from true of Millennials – Americans born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:00 pm
(BPT) - Your job search has finally paid off. After all the networking events, resume re-dos and mock and real interviews, you finally got an offer for the job you wanted. So now what? Do you just take it or do you dare negotiate?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:00 am
A native to Marana, Del Post the Deputy Town Manager, was honored by the 40 Under 40 group for his hard work and service to the community.