PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court announced Tuesday that Chief Justice Scott Bales, the high court's only Democrat, will retire on July 31.
Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency...
Brutinel elected as next Arizona Supreme Court chief justice
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court's justices have elected Justice Robert M. Brutinel as their next chief justice and Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer to serve as vice chief justice for five-year terms starting July 1.
The results of voting Monday by the seven justices will have Brutinel replacing Justice Scott Bales as chief justice and Timmer replacing Brutinel as vice chief justices.
Brutinel is a former Yavapai County Superior Court judge appointed a justice in 2010 by then-Gov. Jan Brewer.
Arizona Attorney General Brnovich enjoys comfortable lead
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich appears to have a comfortable advantage over Democratic challenger January Contreras in his Nov. 6 bid for re-election.
Former Arizona state treasurer Carol Springer dead at 81
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Carol Springer, the former state treasurer who helped Arizona become the first state in the nation with an all-female elected line of succession, has died.
Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott confirmed Friday that Springer died Aug. 9 at her home surrounded by family. She was 81.
In 1998, Springer and four other women, including former U.S. Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, won the highest state offices including governor, secretary of state and attorney general.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A year after a scathing review of its budget practices, the University of California president's office hasn't fully implemented some of the report's recommendations, according to the state auditor's office.
In its one-year evaluation of the UC Office of the President's progress, the auditor found the office was behind schedule, partly because it hasn't finished its budget. UC President Janet Napolitano's office says it is on schedule.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California's governing board will not be asked to vote on raising tuition at next month's meeting, so officials and students can continue lobbying for more state funding, UC President Janet Napolitano said Thursday.
A planned vote on the contentious topic is off the table for the UC Regents' May meeting, but officials cannot yet rule out the possibility of a tuition hike for the 2018-19 academic year if state funding is deemed insufficient.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California's governing board approved a tuition increase Thursday for out-of-state undergraduate students of 3.5 percent, or $978 a year, starting in the 2018-19 school year.
The increase will bring tuition and fees for out-of-state undergraduates to nearly $42,000 next year, more than triple what California residents pay.
The Board of Regents voted 12-3 in favor of the increase but also agreed to rescind it if they can lobby the Legislature for more money.
UC Berkeley spent $4 million for free speech event security
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley spent almost $4 million on security for a month of free speech events last year when the famously liberal campus became a flashpoint for the country's political divisions.
The university revealed in documents that it spent $3.9 million to bring in outside police forces, pay their room, board and overtime, have ambulances on standby, rent barricades and pay other security costs for three events scheduled from Aug. 27 to Sept. 27.
The Latest: Gov. Brown urges UC regents not to hike tuition
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on University of California's proposed tuition increase (all times local):
Gov. Jerry Brown has sent a letter to the UC Board of Regents urging them to reject a proposed increase in tuition at the University of California's 10 campuses.
Brown's letter was sent by email to the regents, who were scheduled to vote on the proposed tuition hike at a Wednesday meeting.
UC President Janet Napolitano subsequently asked the regents to delay the vote until May.
UC delays vote on raising tuition until May
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has delayed a vote on a proposed tuition increase after criticism from Gov. Jerry Brown and impassioned pleas from students who urged the UC governing board to push harder for state funding and not raise the cost of their education for the second consecutive year.
UC President Janet Napolitano said that after hearing students concerns, the governing body was "better advised to defer voting on this item until its May meeting."
UC system sets record for applicants for 13th straight year
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released Thursday.
Nearly 222,000 prospective undergraduates applied for at least one UC school for fall 2018 during the application period that ended Nov. 30, according to figures released by the university system. They include about 181,000 applications to become freshmen and about 40,000 to become transfer students.
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Regents rebuke UC President Janet Napolitano for her office's interference in a state audit.
University of California regents chastise system president
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California's governing board chastised UC President Janet Napolitano in a rare public rebuke Thursday and asked her to apologize for her office's interference in a state audit last year.
Napolitano issued a prompt apology, which did little to quiet criticism that has erupted over her office's meddling in what was supposed to be a confidential state auditor's survey of UC campuses.
University of California will open free speech center
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California will establish a center in Washington, D.C., to study the changing views on the First Amendment and what free speech means for democracy.
UC President Janet Napolitano announced the new center Thursday. She says it comes at a critical moment when campuses nationwide face debates and protests about free speech that have at times turned violent.
Napolitano says DACA must be protected until reform arrives
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano called for statutory protection for DACA recipients, but expressed little confidence Friday it will come from a Congress that has been unable to pass real immigration reform the country “sorely needs.”
University of California sues over Trump immigrant decision
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California sued the Trump administration Friday over its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying thousands of its students and some faculty would be affected if they are ordered to leave the country.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has announced it will no longer pay for the meals of its governing board after a newspaper reported lavish spending on dinners.
UC Board of Regents Chair Monica Lozano and UC President Janet Napolitano said in a statement that regents will "absorb their costs for board dinners" to avoid questions over how money is spent.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents spent tens of thousands of dollars on parties, including a $17,600 banquet the night before they voted in January to raise student tuition, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents approved its first ever enrollment cap on nonresident undergraduates, heeding calls from the public to reserve more spots at its campuses for students from around the state.
The board also vowed Thursday to implement recommendations to improve the budgeting practices of the president's office following a stinging state audit even as they defended President Janet Napolitano.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a UC Regents meeting to cap nonresident enrollment and discuss critical audit (all times local):
A top California legislator is disappointed the UC Board of Regents did not talk of repealing a planned tuition increase in the wake of a critical state audit of UC President Janet Napolitano's office.
House Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who sits on the board, has called for the board to reverse a hike approved in January.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California governor's revised budget plan (all times local):
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he's withholding $50 million from the University of California's budget to "hold their feet to the fire."
He says his revised budget released Thursday withholds the money until the UC system accepts changes in a recent critical state audit.
Auditors found the system hid tens of millions of dollars in reserve accounts and overpaid administrators.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to make intentionally interfering with an audit a crime after a controversial audit on the University of California.
Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of the Los Angeles area said Tuesday he does not yet have details on how his bill would be enforced.
The auditor's report said UC administrators hid $175 million from the public in a reserve fund. It also found the UC president's office tried to interfere with the audit.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After a state audit found University of California administrators hid $175 million from the public while tuition increased, university system President Janet Napolitano apologized Tuesday for the way her office handled the investigation but disputed several of the audit's findings.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the hearing on an audit of the University of California (all times local):
University of California President Janet Napolitano is apologizing for the way her office handled an audit that found UC administrators hid $175 million from the public while tuition increased.
Audit: University of California hid $175M in secret fund
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California administrators hid $175 million from the public, its governing board and lawmakers in a secret reserve fund even as the UC raised tuition and asked the state for more funding, the state auditor said in a scathing report released Tuesday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Virginia are calling on the search committee for the school's next president to choose someone with an academic background.
The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2mSoVVw ) that faculty members said at a public meeting this week that they believe the next president should have experience in higher education, as opposed to business or politics.
UC president to send ‘strong’ message on Mexico trip
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a "strong and loud" message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carol T. Christ, a scholar of Victorian literature and former president of Smith College, was named the next chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on Thursday and the first woman in the school's 149-year history to hold the position.
The UC Board of Regents, the governing board of the system's 10 schools, voted unanimously to approve Christ's nomination and welcomed her with a standing ovation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano has selected Carol T. Christ to become the next chancellor of UC Berkeley and the first woman to serve in the position.
In a statement Monday, Napolitano's office says the UC governing board will vote on the nomination Thursday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California said it investigated 113 cases of sexual misconduct involving staff and faculty at its 10 campuses over a recent three-year period, according to hundreds of pages of internal documents released Tuesday.
The information was released to The Associated Press and other news organizations following a public records request made amid a string of high-profile cases at UC Berkeley last year.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California said Tuesday it investigated 113 cases of sexual misconduct involving staff and faculty at its 10 campuses over a recent three-year period, according to hundreds of pages of internal documents released Tuesday.
The information was released to The Associated Press and other news organizations Tuesday following a public records request made amid a string of high-profile cases at UC Berkeley last year.
UC Regents to vote this week on new UC Davis chancellor
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano has selected a replacement for the top job at UC Davis after the school's chancellor resigned last year following an investigation into alleged misconduct.
The president's office says in a statement Tuesday the UC Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Thursday to vote on the proposed appointment of 52-year-old Gary May as UC Davis' new chancellor. May is dean of Georgia Tech's College of engineering.
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The Institute of American Indian Arts has announced the appointment of the following individuals as new trustees:
Ann Marie Downes, who served in the assistant secretary’s office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She is the former executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is a tribal citizen of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
UC regents approve first tuition increase since 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California on Thursday approved its first tuition increase since 2011.
The university system's Board of Regents voted 16-4 to raise annual tuition by $282 — or 2.5 percent — and increase fees $54 for the 2017-18 school year.
California residents currently pay $12,294 a year in tuition and fees.
Janet Napolitano avoids health, focuses on university issues
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano focused on future challenges for the 10-campus system rather than her health as she opened a governing board meeting Wednesday, a week after being hospitalized for side effects from her cancer treatment.
Napolitano returns to work after hospitalization
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano has returned to work after being hospitalized last week following side effects from cancer treatment.
Spokeswoman Dianne Klein says Monday that Napolitano returned to work Friday.
Klein says she is back to her full schedule and is doing "extremely well."
Janet Napolitano in hospital with side effect of cancer care
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said.
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.
University system creates post to deal with sexual violence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has created a new post for a Title IX coordinator to oversee efforts across its 10 campuses to tackle sexual violence and harassment after a string of cases involving faculty members.
The UC named current UCLA Title IX officer Kathleen Salvaty, an attorney, to the new job that includes overseeing investigations into complaints of discrimination and harassment and also sanctioning faculty or students who violate campus policies.
UC’s 10 schools will not aid federal agencies on immigration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has made a bold pledge to protect its students who entered the country illegally, saying it will not assist government agencies trying to enforce federal immigration laws.
Ducey appoints new member of Arizona Board of Regents
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a new member to the board that oversees Arizona's state university system.
Lyndel Manson of Flagstaff fills a Board of Regents seat designated for representation of northern Arizona.
Manson replaces LuAnn Leonard, who was appointed in 2008 by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano and was the first Native American to serve on the board.
Manson is a former investment banking and marketing analyst with an extensive philanthropic and non-profit background.
The Latest: Past Arizona governors to be at Mofford memorial
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a public memorial for former Gov. Rose Mofford (all times local):
All six living Arizona governors are expected to attend a memorial service for former Gov. Rose Mofford in Phoenix.
Sunday afternoon's memorial at the Orpheum Theater will see current Gov. Doug Ducey joined by his five living predecessors, Jan Brewer, Janet Napolitano, Jane Hull, Fife Symington and Bruce Babbitt.
Navy christens ship in recognition of Yuma
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Navy vessel honoring the city of Yuma has been christened.
The Yuma Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2bsFOkS) that the USS Yuma, which is nearing completion, was celebrated with a christening ceremony in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday.
Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano broke a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.
When self-interest becomes more important to a public official than the best interest of the public institution that person is charged with leading, it is time to part company.
Clearly, that time had come for embattled UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. She finally resigned on Tuesday after being suspended and asked to resign by UC President Janet Napolitano in April.
An investigative report that had been ordered by Napolitano was also released to the public on...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters broke the gender barrier in 1998 when they voted five women into statewide elected office and turned the state into the first in the nation to have an all-female elected line of succession.
The election of Jane Hull as governor, Betsey Bayless as secretary of state, Janet Napolitano as attorney general, Carol Springer as treasurer and Lisa Graham Keegan as Superintendent of Public Instruction put Arizona in the national spotlight for its...