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2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Index to news around the nation

1 PHOENIX

Arizona lawmakers sent legislation to the governor that would shield high school and college journalists across the state from administrative censorship for work under their school-sponsored media. Page 3

2 WICHITA, Kan.

A federal mediator is expected to hear arguments over a grievance stemming from a fray between administrators at Hutchinson Community College and student journalists and their suspended professor. Page 4

3 MADISON, Wis.

A Republican plan to punish students who disrupt free speech on college campuses ran into opposition at its first public airing in the Legislature, with critics saying it impedes the very thing it seeks to protect. Page 5

4 AUSTIN, Texas

Since 2014, Texas has paid nonprofits across the state to help nearly 800 poor, older students navigate their way through community college. Next year, that kind of help could end, though not because lawmak ers are unhappy with the program. Page 5

5 MEMPHIS, Tenn.

Tennessee’s new plan to allow older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge will serve as a model as more states consider similar policies. Page 8

6 PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Due to a larger-than-expected revenue shortfall, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she might have to scale back her plan to provide two years of free tuition at public colleges. Page 8

7 LAWRENCE, Kan.

Thanks to a lot of strangers in Concordia, Kan., home of Cloud County Community Classes, Jatoria McGirt is getting the chance to win races and restart her life. Page 9

8 CHICAGO

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that the College of DuPage Foundation is subject to the state’s open records law and ordered it to turn over a federal subpoena that the Chicago Tribune requested. Page 10

9 WASHINGTON, D.C.

Far more low-income students are qualified to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities than they enroll, despite the fact that most have budget surpluses they could use to subsidize the neediest applicants, a new study contends. Page 10

10 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Two Arkansas colleges will be submitting improvement plans to the state’s Department of Higher Education amid declining enrollment. Page 11

11 HENDERSON, N.C.

Twin brothers Paul Caroline and Peter Caroline began their higher education careers at Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. They soon will continue them at two of the nation’s top universities. Page 12

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