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Though exempt, ASU will honor minimum wage hike

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS
BON APPETITE:Campus dining employee Maria Garcia serves lunch to students at the Maricopa Cafe Tuesday. Arizona voters passed legislation to increase minimum wage to $6.75.

When Arizona voters raised the minimum wage last year, they left ASU student workers in the dust.

Bill lowers rates on student loans

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that will slash the student loan interest rate.

'You really can't trust e-mail'
If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime. But if you teach him to phish, he will rob you blind.

New opera class entertains, educates
The fat lady has sung.
Tuesday marked the beginning of French professor David Wetsel's new class, Opera and Literature.

ACCESS ASU executive says goodbye to ASU
An executive in the ACCESS ASU program will trade the sun for the snow when he steps down from his current position to take on a new role at the University of Northern Colorado.

Bill: free tuition for children of fallen military
An Arizona lawmaker wants to provide free state university and community college tuition to children of military members who are killed in combat.

Police Beat
A 37-year-old Chandler man was arrested Monday evening in the Memorial Union on charges of misconduct and disruptive behavior.

Calendar: Jan. 18-24, 2007
Calendar of events: Sports, Film, Theatre & Art.

Wave goodbye to the pigskin and say hello to the hoops season
As the semester turns from fall into spring, the sports seasons make the transition as well.

PTS: News & Updates
Intersection of Mill Avenue and University Drive restricted Jan. 15 - March 15

EARTH TALK: Organic fashion
Dear EarthTalk: Where can I find fashionable clothing brands that use organic materials?

A big ball of hope
This is the last year for Serge Angounou to realize his dream on the basketball court. This is his last chance to make it into the NBA.

Faces of Ben, Faces of Metal
Big Ben, a 27-year-old Tempe mechanic with a reddish goatee, was practicing with his metal band, Malo de Dentro, in a Phoenix warehouse.

Devils look to get past losses

State Press File Photo

After the graduation of national champion Ashley Kelly, the ASU gymnastics team's opponents may be expecting a drop-off from the Sun Devils.

Women's hoops host youths, UCLA

For most students on ASU's campus, returning home after a long departure to the greetings of children sounds like a pleasant and warm welcome.

UCLA poses big test for ASU men
After seven straight losses, the ASU men's basketball team has a tall task to stop the bleeding.

Devil Dish
Since I was a kid, I was always taught that being a part of a team involved being loyal to your teammates and your coaches.

Opinions: The Baseline Killer - personal wake-up call

BOWMAN: With newly released pictures and information on the man alleged to be the Baseline Killer, the predator is no longer just a blurred, looming danger on the nightly news. The attacker is beginning to be actualized as a person, confronting the public anew with the potential of the individual and the quality of the world we live in.

Alvin Hogue is the husband of Romelia Varagas, who was killed alongside her co-worker, Mirna Palma-Roman, while they worked one afternoon in their Phoenix lunch truck. Both were shot, unprovoked, on an average day.

Opinions: 'JanetCare' bad for AZ

HANSON: Don't kiss babies. Just use other people's money to insure them.

That's the guiding principle behind JanetCare, our governor's new health care policy aimed at leading Arizona down the path to complete socialization.

And in order to make her proposal a political reality, Gov. Napolitano has demonstrated her knowledge of one of the oldest tricks in the book: the best way to pass a bad law is to hide behind protecting children.

Opinions: A confusing breed of logic
The power of the veto has long frustrated resentatives facing a strong-willed president. In some cases, this has been to the benefit of the public.

On the Cover: From conflict to classroom


More than 3,015 American military members won't be coming home from Iraq. Here's the story of three ASU student-Marines who did.

Beating the winter blues

For Michal Stawowczyk, winter in the Valley is a favorite season.

Local Limelight: Following the leader
In a world blurred by drugs, gangs and violence, Samuel Young, now 28, had little hope of pursuing any dream he had.

Top 5: Worst ASU moments of 2006
See what made the worst ASU moments of 2006.

Brite's Bites: Hip helpings at Carly's
Welcome back, SPMers, for another semester of eating out and trying new things.

A look at love
Jade Montoya and Joe Laureanti are what most would consider the average, young Tempe couple. Despite their occasional arguments, they have been together for 11 months.

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